University of Southern Indiana

Professional Certification

Students who complete the BS in Health Informatics and Information Management program will obtain content and practice hours that may qualify them to apply for a variety of informatics certifications.

National Professional Certifications (including the bodies issuing the certification): Students successfully completing the BSHIIM program will be eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or the Certification in Health Informatics & Health Information Management (CAHIMS = Certified Associate in Healthcare Information) offered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Both certifications are the minimum requirement for employment in occupations that seek professional knowledge in healthcare information and management systems.

Details can be found here:

http://www.himss.org/health-it-certification

http://www.ahima.org/certification

Also, here are a couple guides from Accredited Schools Online that offer additional resources on Medical Billing Coding certification and careers in the field:

Medical billing and coding professionals can verify their knowledge, skills, and experience by obtaining professional certifications. Read on to learn more about medical billing and coding certifications, their benefits and how to earn them. https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/medical-and-health/medical-billing-coding/certification/

The days of color-coded file folders are waning as electronic health data and technologies become omnipresent in the healthcare field. The transition has put medical billers and coders in high demand, but before jumping into one of these health information fields, it’s important to know what billing and coding careers entail, the education and certifications necessary, and how to find a job and advance in the field. https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/medical-and-health/medical-billing-coding/careers/

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