While the physicians, nurses, and healthcare team are taking care of you and your loved ones, health information management (HIM) professionals are the ones taking care of your information, ensuring it's protected, private, captured, stored and made available when you need it. From coding your information for payment by insurance companies, research, reporting, strategic planning, etc., we are there to manage the entire process for health information and more. This program is offered online.
The Health Information Management accreditor of Alfred State College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2026. 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.
To become credentialed, students in the Health Information Technology program must successfully complete the academic requirements for an associate of science in health information technology. The RHIT exam is administered by the national professional association, AHIMA. Successful completion of this exam allows the individual to use the designation of RHIT.
For more information regarding the RHIT certification exam please visit the AHIMA Certification website.
Alfred State is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606].
2019-2020 Academic Year
Graduation Rate: 33% of students graduated within 3 years of beginning the program. Note: This total does not include part-time students, who make up over 55% of the Health Information Technology student population.
Satisfaction Rate: 100%
RHIT Exam Pass Rate: 86% Six of seven first-time RHIT examination test-takers passed on their first attempt.
Student Achievement Data
Employment and Continuing Education Report
|Responding to Survey||22 (79%)||12 (60%)||15 (68%)||5 (38%)||6 (40%)|
|Employed||16 (73%)||9 (75%)||15 (100%)||5 (100%)||5 (83%)|
|Employed in Field||16 (100%)||9 (100%)||14 (93%)||5 (100%)||5 (83%)|
|Transferred||4 (18%)||1 (8%)||-||-||1 (17%)|
|Unemployed & Seeking Employment||2 (9%)||2 (17%)||-||-||-|
|Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment||-||-||-||-||-|
|Source: Website (Career Development Office) Employment and Continuing Education Report 2014|
Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.
"The education I received at Alfred State (HIT program) was so directly relevant to my job in HIM at our local hospital. Everyday I hear something at work that I learned about during my time at Alfred. I feel confident that I could pursue any opportunity in HIM and be totally prepared and knowledgeable!" -Peg Moran, '15
"We, as professionals in the health information field, understand the value of educational institutions that provide their students with up-to-date, HIM focused, relevant courses as well as the professional internships that each student completes. As a result of experiencing what Alfred State offers their students in the HIM field, Samaritan has offered positions to several graduates as well as recommended the college to our employees that are interested in the profession." -Linda Buker, Samaritan Medical Center
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