Associate of Science in Health Information Management
Students in Sullivan's online Associate Degree in Health Information Management (HIM) program can begin their career by earning a diploma in coding. Along with an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential, the medical coding diploma prepares you for jobs in all types of medical facilities--inpatient and outpatient--and other industry-related positions such as insurance companies and government agencies.
Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals with an Associate Degree pursue registration through the AHIMA as registered health information technicians (RHIT). RHITs are responsible for the quality of health information in acute care hospitals, physician offices, and other outpatient facilities.
Students in this program study diagnosis and procedure coding, health information management, healthcare reimbursement, legal aspects of health information, and health information technology.
Sullivan University's Associate Degree in Health Information Management program prepares students for jobs in all types of medical facilities, inpatient and outpatient, and other industry related positions such as insurance companies and government agencies.
The Health Information Management accreditor of Sullivan University 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. 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 email@example.com.
Sullivan University's HIM program promotes student success by focusing on engagement between faculty and student, teaching with primary resources, and encouraging students to use critical thinking to solve problems.
The Health Information Management (HIM) program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology with pharmacology, medical terminology, ICD-10-CM coding, ICD-10-PCS coding, CPT and HCPCS coding, as well as reimbursement methodologies. Legal aspects of HIM are covered, as well as information technology and health information management.
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Length: 24 Months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
*Requires a residential component which may be arranged in the student’s home community.
All HIM courses require a minimum 70% C or better for successful completion.
Employment Rate - 43% (7/1/19 - 6/30/20)
Sullivan University General Disclaimer – Employment Rate
The Sullivan University Career Services department tracks and documents employment activity of graduates, in addition to other provided services. Since no methodology has been provided by the Department of Education (DOE), The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (KCPE) or the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Sullivan University utilizes a methodology for calculating employment rates that has been provided by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), as well as other programmatic accrediting bodies. Sullivan University calculates employment rates as follows:
(# of Graduates Coded as Employed)
[(Total # of Graduates) - (Waivers*)]
* Waivers are: pregnancy, death or other health-related issues, continuing education, military service, visa restrictions, enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESL) program, and incarceration.
On-time Completion/Graduation Rate - 3% (7/1/19-6/30/20)
This rate does not include those who complete the program beyond the minimum stated length.
Sullivan University calculates on-time completion/graduation rate as follows:
# in entry cohort/# of on-time completers.
RHIT Exam Pass Rate - 100% (8/1/19-7/31/20)