Health Information Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Health Information Management?

  • Ride the wave that is moving healthcare documentation from paper to digital, and improve patient outcomes with accurate and efficient data.
  • This program prepares students to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) exam for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential.
  • Program is accredited by CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education).
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The past 200 years have produced gigantic leaps in medical care, but it wasn’t until about five years ago that medical record keeping began to catch up. Since then, the medical industry has seen a revolution that is moving healthcare documentation from paper to digital. The result is vastly improved accuracy and efficiency—as well as skyrocketing demand for health information professionals.

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What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Health Information Management program prepares individuals to enter the emerging field of electronic health record management. Students learn to use computer programs and established methods to securely process, compile, maintain, and report electronic health information data for patient care.

In this program you’ll learn to abstract and code clinical data using classifications systems as well as analyze health records according to industry protocols. You’ll build knowledge about reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, and more. Graduates are eligible to take the AHIMA national certification exam for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).


  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and ethics
  • Apply information technology and analytics in data use.
  • Apply coding and reimbursement systems.
  • Supervise various components of the health information system.
  • Apply data governance principles to ensure the quality of health data.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,601.20
  • Books: $4,191.95
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $38.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $13,831.15

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10501101 Medical Terminology  3
  10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction  3
  10530125 Organization of Healthcare 2
  10806189 Basic Anatomy 3
-or- 10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology  4
  10530123 Introduction to Digital Information in Healthcare 3
  Term Total   14-15 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10801136 English Composition 1  3
-or- 10801195 Written Communication  3
  10530117 Human Disease for the Health Professions 3
  10530197 ICD Diagnosis Coding 3
  10530144 CPT Coding 3
  10530112 Legal Aspects of HIM 2
  10103124 Excel-Intermediate  1
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10804189 Introductory Statistics  3
  10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication  3
-or- 10801198 Speech  3
  10530132 Health Data Analysis 3
  10809198 Introduction to Psychology  3
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology  3
  10530160 Performance Improvement for Health Professions 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10530146 Private and Government Reimbursement 3
  10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies  3
-or- 10809196 Introduction to Sociology 3
  10530116 Management of Health Information Services 3
  10530147 HIM Advanced Coding 3
  10530115 Inpatient Procedure Coding 3
  10530114 Health Information Practicum 1
  10530113 RHIT Test Prep 1
  Term Total   17 Credits
  Program Total   61-62 Credits



Julie Larsen holds an AAS and a BS in health information management and technology. She is pursuing her master's in career and technical education at UW-Stout. With over a decade of experience in coding, auditing, education, and quality analysis, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her teaching role at Mid-State. Julie's expertise includes training coders and other healthcare professionals on coding, DRG mismatch, quality analysis, data analytics, and alignment processes. She has developed educational materials and facilitated coding training programs for coders through both classroom and one-on-one settings. Julie is a highly skilled healthcare professional with extensive experience in medical coding and health information and a passion for helping her students.

“I love the educator role because the environment constantly changes in health information, and the learning never stops. Watching someone learn about the opportunities and expanding their knowledge is a fulfilling experience.”


Angie Voight is a highly skilled healthcare professional with a diverse educational and professional background. She holds an AAS in biomedical informatics, also known as health information management, from Mid-State Technical College and a BS in career and technical education and training from UW-Stout. With her extensive knowledge and expertise, Angie is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with numerous years of experience in medical coding for local hospitals. Angie prioritizes her continuing education credits to help students stay updated with the latest developments and trends in the field. She understands that the healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and it is crucial for professionals to keep themselves informed and knowledgeable. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as an educator and is committed to helping her students.

“I love teaching because of the satisfaction of witnessing students have those ‘aha’ moments.”


  • Medical Coder/Reviewer/Educator
  • Revenue Cycle Coordinator
  • Healthcare Information Data Analyst
  • Chargemaster Coordinator
  • Coding Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Electronic Health Record Trainer
  • Health Information Technician
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Health Information Supervisor
  • Patient Account Representative
  • Patient Financial Services Specialist
  • Privacy Officer
  • Quality Improvement Analyst


High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

Accreditation Information

Mission - The Mid-State Technical College Health Information Management online program prepares students for success in the diverse and expanding field of healthcare information.

Vision - The Mid-State Technical College Health Information Management program delivers high-quality online learning through innovative instruction.

The Health Information Management accreditation of Mid-State Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for an Associate degree in Health Information Management accreditation has been reaffirmed through 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

Mid-State Technical College Program Retention Rate

 Program Name  Year  Percentage
 Health Information Management  2022  92.03%
 Health Information Management  2023  61.01%

Mid-State Technical College 3-Year Graduation

 Program Name  Year  Percentage
 Health Information Management  2022  21.05%
 Health Information Management  2023  23.01%

Data Definition: Third Year Graduation is a Wisconsin Technical College System cohort assessment of new program students who completed their program within three years.

Note: In 2020, the program name and number changed, impacting the graduation calculation as students changed from the old program to the new program cohort. These students were not considered first-time students per WTCS data definition, lowering the graduation rate.

Note: COVID-19 impact continued during the 2021 and 2022 academic years for some program courses. Please consider this impact when discussing program completion trends.

Mid-State Technical College Employment Percentage

 Program Name  Year  Percentage
 Health Information Management  2022-2023  0%

Note: This is based on graduates that responded to the Graduate Follow-Up Survey

Note: The students who responded to the survey indicated they were pursuing further education or did not respond to the survey.

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“Mid-State’s Health Information Management program gave me in-depth knowledge of our current healthcare system. I now have the skills and confidence I need and truly feel I am an asset to my current employer.”


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