Health Information Management

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Health Information Management

Application

If you have an interest in healthcare, information technology, informatics, coding or cancer registry, consider a degree or certificate in one of the health information Management (HIM) programs. As one of the fastest growing occupations in one of the fastest growing industries, an HIM career places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor "Employment is expected to grow faster than average. Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand." With the increased thrust of an interoperable electronic health record and health information exchange, more and more opportunities will arise for HIM professionals with a wide variety of specialties.

Health information management is the study of the principles and practices of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care.

A career in Health Information Management or Information Technology is right for you if you:

  • See yourself in a career that offers diverse opportunities
  • Would like to work in health care, but not directly with patients
  • Have an aptitude for science, but also like management, law, and computers
  • Enjoy working with professionals: physicians, nurses, lawyers, administrators and executives
  • Want a career where you can choose to work on your own, with others, or some of both

The Health Information Management (HIM) and Health Information Technology (HIT) programs incorporate the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, law, cancer registry and informatics. Because of this unique mixture, program graduates can choose from a variety of work settings across an array of healthcare environments.

Rowan College at Burlington County offers the following:

Accreditation Status

The Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Outcomes

  • The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam pass rates for the RCBC HIT program for 2016 - 2017 was 100%.  Exam pass rates from 2000-2017 was 93.62%.  
  • In 2016 – 2017 the retention rate for the HIT program is 80%. 
  • Of the 8 graduates from the HIT program in 2016; 5 were employed in healthcare positions within 1 year of graduation.  Three (3) pursued further education.

Health Information Technology
Mount Laurel Campus, Health Sciences Center

Susan P. Scully, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Director of Health Information Management
(856) 222-9311, ext. 1711
sscully@rcbc.edu

Fran Dilorenzo, BS, RHIT
Assistant Director, Health Information Management
(856) 222-9311, ext. 1668
fdilorenzo@rcbc.edu