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.
  • Mid-State graduates have scored a 100-percent pass rate on the national certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 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.

Program Locations

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449


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 2021/2022 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $10,184.32
  • Books: $3,218.20
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $38.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $13,440.52

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Please see the Health Information Management Program Information Guide for course information.



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 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.”


  • Coding Manager
  • Coding Support Specialist
  • Medical Claims Reviewer
  • 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


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 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 #100, Chicago, IL  60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

Credentialing exam results for Mid-State HIM graduates consistently exceed national results.  Mid-State results for first-time test takers over the last two years:

Timeframe Mid-State Average Score National Average Score Mid-State Pass Rate National Pass Rate
Aug 2018 - July 2019 82.00 79.06


Aug 2017 - July 2018 85.50 87.20 100% 73%

Graph showing employment rates of graduates, 2016 - 100%, 2017 - 100%, 2018 -  100%, 2019 - 100%, 2020 - 85.7%. Employed Related 2016 - 100%, 2017 - 66.7%, 2018 - 60%, 2019 - 80%, 2020 - 83.3%

District 2nd year program retention. 2016 - 61.5%, 2017 - 57.9%, 2018 - 48.3%, 2019 - 47.8%, 2020 - 73.7%

*Please note, 2nd Yr Retention % is calculated by using program cohorts. For example, 2019-20 2nd Yr Retention % is calculated as the number of students entering the program in Fall 2018-19 that were retained to Fall 2019-20.

**Please note, data for the 2020 cohort is still in progress. 2020 cohort data will be finalized at the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

Satisfaction with Training Received. 1 - Very Satisified, 2 - Satisfied, 3 - unsatisfied. 2016 - 83.3% Very Satisfied, 16.7% Satisfied. 2017 - 16.7% Very Satisfied, 66.7% Satisfied, 16.7% Unsatisfied. 2018 - 60% Very Satisfied, 40% Satisfied. 2019 - 80% Very Satisfied, 20% Satisfied. 2020 - 87.5% Very Satisfied, 12.5% Satisfied

Employer Satisfaction Rate
The employer satisfaction rate with the program is 100%. Responses from participating employers continue to indicate that the program meets the employer’s expectations for technical and soft (employment) skills. In addition, they report that they experience reduced training times for new employees who come from the program. They also report that they would hire or recommend others hire graduates of the program.

Student Experience in the HIM program
In an end-of-course survey for an online course, based on a five (5) point Likert Scale, 100% of the students who responded to the end of course survey in Spring 2019 scored this question with 4 points or higher: “In general, I was satisfied with this course.”  Examples of comments include:

  • The instructor is enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. She even helped me in person when I need extra help.
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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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