The Lord Fairfax Community College Health Information Management Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
The health information management degree is designed to provide training in the management of systems to collect, interpret and analyze patient data and to communicate information related to the research, planning, provision and evaluation of every day operations in health care services. Additionally, students gain skills to manage positions related to the functions. This program is beneficial to individuals who are seeking career advancement and eligibility for the national certifying examination — Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Occupational objectives upon completion of this program include: Health Information (Medical Records) Assistant/Technician, Medical Coder, Coding Manager/Supervisor, Health Information Supervisor/Office Manager, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, Privacy Officer, Health Data Analyst. The Health Information Management (HIM) associate degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM).
The Health Information Management (HIM) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Students in their final semester and graduates of the program are eligible to take a national certifying examination. The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification is recognized nationwide as proof of proficiency in Health Information Management.
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2016-17 Graduate Job Placement
73% of Health Information degree graduates were employed in the HIM or related field within a year after graduation.
One hundred percent of HIM students surveyed in their last term during the 2016-17 school year strongly agreed or agreed that the Lord Fairfax Community College Health Information Management program helped them acquire skills necessary to do their job, to use sound judgement, and communicate effectively in the work setting.
This is a general list of courses required for this program. For a complete list of courses and requirements view “Program Information”.
- Placement tests indicating readiness to enroll in ENG 111.
- Students without computer or keyboarding skill (below 25 words per minute) must complete the prerequisite course AST 101 or below 45 wpm) AST 102 prior to enrolling in ITE 115.
- Students are willing to enroll in day and evening classes
- Note: BIO 141/142 Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II may be substituted for BIO 145.