Associate in Arts in Health Informatics & Information Management
Shoreline Community College

Program Details

Shoreline offers the online AA in Health Informatics & Information Management. Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) national certification examination. Students who successfully pass this exam will join those professionals who use the credentials, RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician). 

Career positions include the following:

  • inpatient and outpatient coders in hospitals and clinics
  • release of medical information technicians
  • cancer registrars
  • medical information abstractors
  • quality improvement assistants
  • health information managers

This professional is skilled at processing, coding (ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT/HCPCS), classifying, abstracting, analyzing and managing health information using the latest manual and computer technology. This individual works in a variety of settings including hospital inpatient acute care, long term care, clinics, mental health, home health, hospice, rehabilitation centers, government and other agencies. 

Requirements

  • High school graduate, have earned a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or are at least 18 years of age

Special Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics & Information Management Education

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities