Health Information Management Certificate

The Certificate in Health Information Management is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree in anything other than Health Information Management who wish to qualify for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential exam administered by AHIMA.

Charter Oak's online bachelor's degree in Health Information Management equips students with the healthcare knowledge and skills needed to manage patient data and improve patient care in today's healthcare environments.

Knowledge of the electronic management of sensitive patient health information and healthcare organization revenue cycle management is critical for success in the healthcare field today.

Our program is structured to provide a professional education with a comprehensive curriculum that is guided by the principle of quality healthcare through quality information.

This Certificate is 54 credits and 21 of these credits must be completed at Charter Oak, including HIM 499. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

  • HCA 101: Health Care Systems and Administration

    3 credits
  • HIM 115: Principles of Health Information Management

    3 credits
  • HIM 200: Health Information Systems

    3 credits
  • HIM 205: Reimbursement Methodologies

    3 credits
  • *HIM 210: Clinical Classification Systems I

    3 credits
  • *HIM 211: Clinical Classifications Systems II

    3 credits
  • HIM 300: Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems

    3 credits
  • HIM 305: Health Information Services Management & Leadership

    3 credits
  • HIM 315: Health Care Statistics

    3 credits
  • HIM 320: Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange

    3 credits
  • HIM 405: Health Care Information Law, Privacy, and Security

    3 credits
  • HIM 435: Healthcare Data Analysis and Information Governance

    3 credits
  • HIM 420: Health Care Research and Quality

    3 credits
  • HIM 498: Health Information Management Practicum

    3 credits
  • HIM 499: Health Information Management Capstone

    3 credits
  • Total

    45 credits

* All course pre-requisites must be met.

An additional 9 foundation credits are required for those students who do not already have the required medical science courses.

  • HCA 105: Medical Terminology

    3 credits
  • IO 212: Anatomy & Physiology

    3 credits
  • IO 215: Pathophysiology

    3 credits
  • Total

    9 credits
  • Certificate Total

    54 credits

For students with a Bachelor’s Degree and RHIT credential evaluation already completed at Charter Oak State College, certain courses would already be satisfied by the RHIT credential (valid between July 2009-July 2019). A student who already holds a bachelor’s degree, and also holds an RHIT credential, would only need to complete the following courses in order to complete the Certificate in Health Information Management:

  • HIM 200: Health Information Systems

    3 credits
  • HIM 205: Reimbursement Methodologies

    3 credits
  • HIM 300: Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems

    3 credits
  • HIM 305: Health Information Services Management & Leadership

    3 credits
  • HIM 435: Healthcare Data Analysis and Information Governance

    3 credits
  • HIM 498: Health Information Management Practicum

    3 credits
  • HIM 499: Health Information Management Capstone

    3 credits
  • Total

    21 credits

Students who complete a Certificate in Health Information Management will be able to:

  1. manage and collect patient health information;
  2. code diagnosis and procedures for reimbursement and billing;
  3. manage health care organization revenue cycles;
  4. administer electronic health record systems;
  5. administer health information exchange systems;
  6. prepare health informatics reports that doctors, nurses, and other health care providers rely on to deliver quality health care;
  7. protect the confidentiality and privacy of health records;
  8. ensure the security of health records;
  9. supervise HIM professionals;
  10. prepare HIM financial plans and budgets; and
  11. manage HIM technology projects.

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