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Health Information Management (HIM) improves the quality of healthcare by insuring 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).
Jennifer Briscoe
Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
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The Health Information Management Department prepares students to become registered Health Information technicians.  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 providing 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 transcriptions, cancer registrars, HIM directors, compliance officers, health data analysis, HIM system managers, directors of quality management, health information technologies and myriad of other titles that run the gamut through HIM,  these are the most common.

The range is wide -salary survey for 2015 reports, the average salary is $38,000 to $42,000.

As you go up the academic and career  ladder the salary increases to between  $73,000 - $84,000 as a HIM director.
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 be 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.


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Klamath Falls OR 97603 541.882.3521
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