What skills do students learn in this program?
Students in the Health Information Management Technology associate degree program gain skills that are necessary to process, maintain, analyze and report health information data according to legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; program graduates will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system.

What types of students thrive in the program and in this career field? Those who:

  • are highly organized
  • are detail-oriented
  • have a strong ability to learn technology quickly
  • have an ability to multi-task

What types of jobs are available to graduates of this program?
Graduates of the HIMT AAS program may fill positions such as Coding Professional and Billing Specialist. An HIM professional with experience with have opportunities as DRG Validator, Revenue Cycle Manager and Reimbursement and Insurance Managers. The Data Analytics specialty prepares students for HIM data-driven positions such as Data Quality Manager, Data Integrity Analyst and Release of Information (ROI) specialist.

The Health Information Management Technology Program accreditor of Georgia Piedmont Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate degree in Health Information Management Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Program Outcome Metrics

Reporting Year 2022 Graduation Rate 73.3 %
Reporting Year 2022 Employment Rate 90.9 %
Reporting Year 2022 Retention Rate 60.0 %

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