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Health Information Management (HIM)

Health Information Management (HIM)

Health Information Management (HIM)

HCC now offers an associate of applied science degree in health information management (HIM). The program was created in response to the tremendous growth opportunities in the health information management field.

The first course, Fundamentals of Electronic Health Records (HIM 101), is being offered as part of the first semester in the program pathway. The multi-disciplinary curriculum focuses on healthcare data as the foundation for information and knowledge management systems, and emphasizes health data management, clinical, and administrative decision-making, strategic planning, and outcomes management.

Program Options

The HIM program will provide operational knowledge and practical skills to prepare healthcare professionals to manage electronic health records in variety of settings such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and other health-related employment settings. Job titles associated with health information management include clinical coding specialist, physician practice manager, insurance claims analyst, privacy officer, systems manager, patient information coordinator, and electronic health records developer.

Student Achievement Outcomes

Year Completion Rate Employment Rate RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rate
2021-2022 100% 100% 100%
2022-2023 100% 100% 100%


CAHIIM Accreditation Program Certification Badge

Our Health Information Management Associates of Applied Science degree is accredited* by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

*The Health Information Management accreditor of Hagerstown Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for an Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. 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

Important Information


Career Outlook


Median annual salary for medical records & health information technicians


Growth in employment over the next 10 years


Medical records and health information technician jobs in the U.S.

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