Health Information Management (HIM)
Why Study Health Information Management?
The Health Information Management (HIM) program at Central Oregon Community College prepares students for local or national employment opportunities in the medical field, information management and computer technology. It includes more than 40 work settings and more than 125 job titles. Salaries are continually increasing due to the high demand for HIM professionals.
All Health Information Management classes are offered ONLINE to provide flexibility for distance learners and working students. See HIM Registration Information for more information.
HIM Program Objectives
Professional Behavior and Ethics
Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will demonstrate behavior consistent with the AHIMA Code of Ethics.
Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to demonstrate the use of data and analytics in the quality improvement process in order to meet the needs of the changing health care environment.
Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to apply principals of anatomy, physiology, diagnosis/procedural coding, and billing and reimbursement within an electronic environment.
Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to utilize leadership skills to facilitate change, build teams, mentor and engage stakeholders in the healthcare environment.
Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to apply professional writing skills to create documents relative to health information management.
Upon completion of the HIM program, our graduates will be able to communicate with others in a collaborative and professional manner in order to foster a mutually supportive environment.
Medical Office Specialist, Medical Billing Specialist, Coding... The future of health
technology is at your fingertips.
COCC's HIM graduates rank as some of the top in the country. Offering both certificate and degree options, COCC's HIM program trains students in medical coding, data management, medical billing, etc. preparing them for careers in ambulatory and hospital facilities as well as nursing homes and medical consulting firms.
COCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
For more information, contact the Health Information Management office at:
541-383-7732 or 541-383-7717.
HIM IN THE NEWS
Data-Keepers are the Core of Care
COCC program trains students for diverse, developing field of Health Information Management. Read full article.
The Health Information Management Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
*Graduates of the COCC HIM program with an AAS degree in Health Information Management are eligible to take the national credential exam for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
Learn more about the Health Information Management field. HIM Resources.