Health Information Management (HIM) improves the quality of healthcare by ensuring that the best information is available to make any health care decision. HIM professionals manage health care data and information resources.  The profession encompasses services in planning, data collection, analyzing, and disseminating individual patient and aggregate clinical data.  It serves the health care industry including: patient care organizations payers, research and policy agencies, and health care related industries (AHIMA, January 2013).
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Jennifer Briscoe
Program Lead
541-880-2228
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
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Mission


The Health Information Management Department prepares students to become registered Health Information Managers. The department provides training in the protection of written and electronic patient information, evaluation of records, quality clinician performance, and billing accuracy.  Successful graduates may also provide data abstracts for medical research.
 
To promote student success, the department arranges internships and encourages memberships in state and national organizations to improve workforce access.  By training and certification, the department provides avenues to successful careers and improved quality of life.
Career Opportunities
HIM professionals include coders, medical transcriptionists, cancer registrars, HIM directors, compliance officers, health data analysis, HIM system managers, directors of quality management, health information managers and a myriad of other titles that run the gamut through HIM.
 

Program Outcomes


  • Health Data structure content and standards
  • Healthcare information Requirements and Standards
  • Clinical Classification Systems
  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Healthcare Statistics and Research
  • Quality Management & Performance Improvement
  • HealthCare Delivery System
  • HC Privacy, Confidentiality, Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Data Information and File Structure
  • Data Storage and Retrieval
  • Data Security
  • Human Resources
  • Financial and Resource Management
 

Degree Options


Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Health Information Management: Graduates will hold many diverse and unique skill sets. They will gain expertise in data collection, analysis, monitoring, maintenance and reporting activities in accordance with data quality princples, legal and regulatory standards, and professional best practice guidelines. These functions encompass, among other areas, processing and using health data for treatment, billing, compliance, and surveillance purposes.