The Health Information Management Technician is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree that prepares students to collect, manage, and maintain health records for various medical facilities, both in paper and electronic formats. Given the increase in use of electronic health records software, as well as security and privacy practices, the graduate will be prepared to manage and use health information to serve patients by managing communication between health care facilities and insurance providers. They help to organize and manage this data to ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security, using a variety of systems to maintain patient information, databases and registries, and medical and treatment histories.
Graduates will be prepared to be able to review patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of health data; organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries; track patient outcomes for quality assessment; use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis; follow best practices for data security; and use information to assist patients by managing communication between health care and insurance providers. The practicum experiences for the Health Information Management Technician program will be gained with physician offices and clinics in the Galesburg area such as: Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg Cottage Physician Offices, OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center and Clinics, and other surrounding community’s agencies as needed.
Program at a Glance
Admission to the Program
Admission information is available at sandburg.edu/academics/academics
Admission to Health Information Management Technician program is open.
Department of Health Professions
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
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