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.
 
Possible entry level job titles:
HIM Clerk; Patient Care Coordinator; Patient Registrar; Benefits Coordinator; Collections Clerk; Medical Biller; Insurance Claims Clerk; Customer Service for Medical Billing; Credentialing Specialist; Health Information Technician; Medical Office Administrator; Documentation and Coding Specialist  
 
NOTE: Students will need to pass a background check in order to complete their practicum.
YCCC program
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Professional Organizations
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Bachelor degree programs in Maine
The listings below are only suggestions and are subject to change. It is always best to check directly with the college for the most current information. [last update: Dec 13]
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Healthcare Studies
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Healthcare Administration (campus or online)
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Health Administration (online)
Health Information Management (online) *articulation agreement info
Long-Term Care Administration (online)
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Health Informatics (online, hybrid)
Healthcare Administration (online)
Healthcare Management (online, hybrid)
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Public Administration (campus or online)
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Interdisciplinary Studies, Health Information Systems concentration
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Business Management, Healthcare Administration concentration (campus or online)
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Business Administration: Health Sector Management concentration
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Business Administration, Risk Management & Insurance Track
Health Studies, Health Care Administration Track
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Public Health Concentration
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