Your Future in Health Information Management
Are you searching for the formula to a successful career? Whether you’re just starting the journey or well on the path of a successful Health Information Management (HIM) professional career, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certification in health information management, coding, healthcare privacy and security, or health data analysis is your guide to career enhancement, increased salary, and greater professional success. AHIMA credentials are earned through a challenging program of examinations, education, and experience, and maintained through continuous review and education.
Health Information Management professionals work in a wide variety of settings including acute care hospitals, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, home health and hospice agencies, clinics, physician offices, software companies, health care and HIM consulting firms, insurance companies, health care programs in correctional facilities, psychiatric hospitals, alcohol and drug dependency programs, quality assessment and utilization management organizations, colleges and universities, disease registries, and many other venues.
For complete details about certification, types of credentials, exam resources, and recertification, visit the AHIMA Certification link.
Health Information Management Masters, Baccalaureate, and Associate Degree Programs in California
California’s colleges and universities that offer CAHIIM-accredited* programs in health information management at the master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degree levels are listed here.
*CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics (HI) and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs.
Coding Certificate Programs in California
California’s colleges and universities that offer AHIMA-certified Coding Certificate Programs are listed here. These coding programs offer a comprehensive certificate program that meets the national model curriculum and have been evaluated for compliance for faculty qualifications and program standards.
Professional Practice Experience & Internships
Every year health information management (HIM) students begin the search for a field-based professional practice experience (PPE). Being a Professional Practice Experience (PPE) Site Manager is a great way for AHIMA credentialed professionals to add to their annual CEU requirement while fulfilling a fundamental obligation of the profession. Consider giving back to the profession by signing up as a PPE site manager. Complete information on the program, including the Professional Practice Experience Guide and Professional Practice Experience FAQs is available on AHIMA’s Professional Practice Experience & Internship Web page.
CAHIIM Accredited HIM & HI Programs in California
AHIMA Approved Coding Certificate Programs in California