Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. HIM professionals are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in any healthcare provider organization from large hospital systems to the private physician practice. They are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records.
Health information management professionals work in a variety of different settings and job titles. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions. These professionals affect the quality of patient information and patient care at every touch point in the healthcare delivery cycle. Having skilled HIM professionals on staff ensures an organization has the right information on hand when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality, and security. The Health Information Management Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Coding professionals abstract clinical data from health records and assign appropriate medical codes. These codes are used for classification, reimbursement, planning, and research.
Medical Billing has been combined with medical coding for the 18 month Certificate of Completion, and is the process of submitting and monitoring claims with health insurance companies, in order to receive payment for services rendered by a healthcare provider.
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Jean Garrison, RHIA