Health Information Technicians (HITs) care for patients by caring for their medical data. They manage health care records and code medical/surgical information for insurance reimbursement and research in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. HIM professionals ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their accuracy and properly entering data into computer systems.

Health Information Technicians are an integral part of the healthcare team and are responsible for maintaining patient records by observing confidentiality, integrity and security.  HIM professionals serve the healthcare industry and public by ensuring physicians, healthcare organizations and patients have access to the right healthcare information when and where it is needed.

The Health Information Management accreditor of Kennebec Valley Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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“I am excited to take the knowledge I have learned in the classroom into a healthcare facility.”
—KVCC Certificate Student

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Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Kennebec Valley Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate Degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027 – 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 2oo East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Health Information Management program, the graduate is expected to:

  1. Comply with the professional code of ethics of AHIMA and maintain effective professional conduct at all times.
  2. Be prepared for certification for the RHIT credential.
  3. Demonstrate the entry level skills as outlined in the Domains, Subdomains, and Tasks of AHIMA.
  4. Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills, critical thinking, and problem solving within their scope of practice.

Career Opportunities

• Consulting firms
• Legal offices
• Health departments
• Government agencies
• Pharmaceutical companies
• Physicians’ offices
• Hospitals/clinics
• Software companies

Student Achievement

Student Achievement Outcomes: Reporting period 08/01/2019 – 07/31/2020

i. Program retention rates: 63%

ii. Graduation rates: 80%

iii. Certification Exam pass rate: 83.33%

iv. Employment rates: working in the field 75%

Program Faculty

Michelle Edwards, Health Information Management Department Chair
(207) 453-5148
medwards@kvcc.me.edu

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Enrollment Services
(207) 453-5822
Enrollment@kvcc.me.edu