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.
El Paso: $23,240 - $30,037
State of Texas: $35,256
Career Ladder Mobility
Certificate of Completion, A.A.S., BS., MS., and Higher
Duration of Program
1 year - Certificate of Completion
2 year - Associate Program
Fall of 2020 to Spring of 2021
- 100% Employer Satisfaction
- 100% Graduate Satisfaction
- 100% Graduation Rate
- 100% RHIT Exam Pass Rate (First-time Exam applicants)