Health Information Management
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).
- Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Online (anytime, anywhere)
Full-Time or Part-Time
Length of Program: Two years
Start Dates: Fall or Spring
Start at any time or location by taking general education courses.
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).
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2022/23 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $9,540.72
- Books: $2,964.20
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $38.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $12,542.92
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
|10530125||Organization of Healthcare||2|
|-or-||10806177||General Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|10530123||Introduction to Digital Information in Healthcare||3|
|Term Total||14-15 Credits|
|10801136||English Composition 1||3|
|10530182||Human Disease for the Health Professions||3|
|10530197||ICD Diagnosis Coding||3|
|10530161||Legal Aspects of HIM||2|
|Term Total||15 Credits|
|10530132||Health Data Analysis||3|
|10809198||Intro to Psychology||3|
|10530160||Performance Improvement for Health Professions||3|
|Term Total||15 Credits|
|10530146||Private and Government Reimbursement||3|
|10809172||Introduction to Diversity Studies||3|
|10530167||Management of Health Information Services||3|
|10530147||HIM Advanced Coding||3|
|10530166||Inpatient Procedure Coding||3|
|10530165||Health Information Practicum||1|
|10530164||RHIT Test Prep||1|
|Term Total||17 Credits|
|Program Total||61-62 Credits|
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
JULIE LARSEN, BS, RHIA, CCS, CDIP
Julie Larsen earned her BS in health information management and technology with a healthcare management emphasis from UW-Green Bay. She brings over a decade of experience in inpatient coding, education, and quality analysis to her teaching at Mid-State, including training coders and other healthcare professionals on inpatient coding, CDI DRG mismatch, quality analysis, and alignment processes. She has also generated educational materials and facilitated coding training and programs for hospital inpatient coders through classroom teaching and one-on-one training.
“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.”
ANGELA VOIGHT, AAS, BS
Angela earned her BS in career and technical education and training from UW-Stout and her associate degree in Biomedical Informatics (AKA Health Information Management) from Mid-State Technical College. She is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with four years of experience as a medical coder for local hospitals. To keep her skills and professional certifications up to date, she attains 56 credits of continuing education every two years.
“I enjoy teaching because of the '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
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 accrediting agency of Mid-State Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree 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 email@example.com.
Mid-State Technical College 3-Year Graduation Percentage
Program Name Year Graduation Rate Health Information Management 2021 30.43% Health Information Management 2022 21.05%
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, and this lowered 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 Rate
Program Name Year Percentage Health Information Management 2021-2022 100%
Note: This is based on graduates that responded to the Graduate Follow-Up Survey
Mid-State Technical College RHIT Credentialing Exam Results
Number of Test Takers Academic Year Pass Rate 2 2021-2022 50%
Note: This is based on first-time test takers only
Student Experience in Health Information Management and Medical Coder Program
In an end-of-course survey for the Health Information Management courses, comments included:
“The instructor always reached out to us if we needed more help, better explanations, etc. even did Sunday morning "coffee meetings" for an informal discussion on any questions/concerns we had ....was really nice ...”
“I found the amount of communication and real-world facts and information she had available for her class was great. Her feedback is genuine and not just a "generic" response. She truly enjoys this field and is your biggest cheering section, in my opinion.”
“The instructor is always reaching out if we needed any extra help.”
Health Information Management and Medical Coder Graduate Survey Responses from December 2020 – May 2021
- Instructors were great and very helpful. Good one-on-one assistance.
- Prepared for the job.
- Excellent experience. Great course content.
- Ease of registration very welcoming staff.
- I changed careers, this college gave me the skills and confidence to succeed. They made this a college experience giving me options to have extracurricular activities.
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Take the Next Step
“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.”
Choose Your Path
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Transfer • Dual Credit • Credit for Prior Learning