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Health information management is a combination of business, science and information technology.

This program might be for you if you:

  • Want to work in the health care field but rather work behind a computer.
  • Do not want to be involved in taking care of patients.
  • Would rather work with nurses and other health professionals.
  • Want a Monday-Friday job with typically nights, weekends and holidays off.

What you'll learn to do: 

  • Medical coding - Assign codes to patient charts
  • Medical records and electronic health records - Use health technology to assign codes using encoder software
  • Healthcare data analysis - Apply knowledge about the revenue cycle that is used in the health industry and by health insurance agencies
  • And more



The Health Information Management Technology accreditor of Lakeland Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for the associate degree in health in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2023. 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


Program Outcomes
Rate Criteria
78%Graduation rate 2019-20
80%Employment rate 2019-20
100%Retention rate 2019-20


Program Goal

Lakeland's graduates will successfully demonstrate the HIMT entry-level competencies.


Registered health information technicians (RHIT) must pass a written examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). To take the examination, a person must graduate from a two-year associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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