Program Overview

The Health Information Management Certificate is specifically designed for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to further their skills and education in the health information management field. Individuals who earn this certification may be eligible to move into management positions in the health information field. The curriculum explores a variety of topics which include but are not limited to financial administration, human resources, management issues, information systems & technology, and coding. Participants should gain quality information in privacy, security, and confidentiality in order to ensure the best care for patients in the health care arena.

Upon completion of this program, successful students will earn their certificate and the ability to sit for the RHIA examination. Courses that are offered through this certificate program prepare students for this examination. Certification provides students with a competitive edge while applying for jobs. Professionals who pass the exam typically display an exceptional amount of knowledge on the subject material that is sought after by employers.

Students who earn this certificate may work as health information technicians within hospitals, physician’s offices, clinics, or within other health care agency settings. While employed, individuals may be required to work with insurance coding, insurance billing, maintaining medical records, as well as other related tasks. Health information management procedures require students keep records up to date and accurate for other professionals who have access to them. All courses for this post-baccalaureate certification are available online. Students may transition into a new career or advance their current positions while still maintaining their employment.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    Restrictions

    Not available in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Minnesota.

    School Overview

    Weber State University, a public university located on an urban campus in Ogden, Utah, was established in 1889. Weber State was originally founded as the Weber State Academy by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Throughout its history, the school has been known as Weber State Academy, Weber Academy, Weber Normal College, and Weber College. Weber State has grown into a major state educational institution that serves northern Utah, and enrolls students from across the country, and the world. ​Weber State’s mission is to offer learning opportunities that are appropriate to a comprehensive higher education institution, and to be welcoming of students from all regions, nations and cultures. Weber State strives to meet the educational needs of Utah. 

    Weber State offers professional, liberal arts and technical certificates, and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the following colleges and schools: 

    • Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
    • John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics
    • Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education
    • College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
    • Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions
    • College of Science
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

    WSU has an online program that gives students the option of enrolling in a self-paced online, or semester-based online format. Online students can choose from a wide array of online degrees and programs that include associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees and certificates.

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