Health Information Management (HIM) is on the cutting edge of health care operations. It uses health information technologies to support health care facilities’ efficiency and financial stability. HIM creates and maintains electronic medical records, handles electronic billing and coding, oversees insurance appeals, and supports other functions that use health information technologies.
The HIM program provides students with a solid professional foundation to compete for entry-level positions in this field. It was developed with direct input from HIM professionals-supervisors, claims auditors, office managers, medical billing service managers, and employers. They told us what they expect from entry-level health information specialists. Anthem’s program is designed to give students these skills and more.
Health Information Specialists work in professional healthcare office settings, including private practices, hospitals and other facilities, insurance companies, billing services, and government agencies. The field is ranked #1 by Yahoo! Education in its list of Top Five Healthcare Careers. The reason? The Bureau of Labor Statistics says job prospects are “very good,” and “employment will grow much faster than average,” particularly for information specialists with strong backgrounds in software and technology.
After successfully completing all required coursework, students are placed in externships in healthcare settings to gain real-world experience in the field.