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Health Information Management Technology

Krystal Phillips

Krystal Phillips

Phillips continued her Columbus State education with a bachelor’s from the U. of Cincinnati.

If you're interested in medicine, business, and the latest in computer technology, then a career in health information management may be just right for you.  The health information management professional is responsible for maintaining components of health information systems under the rules of medical, administrative, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements in the health care delivery system.

In all types of health care facilities, the health information management technician possesses the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report health information.  This information is used in many ways, including reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment, and research.

Columbus State Community College (CSCC) is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Member – North Central Association (NCA), 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, (800) 621-7440,



The Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) associate’s degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is the accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs. CAHIIM serves the public interest by establishing quality standards for the educational preparation of future health information management (HIM) professionals. When a program is accredited by CAHIIM, it means that it has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the accreditation standards.

Graduates of the CSCC HIMT associate’s degree program are eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT) national certification examination. Upon successful completion of the certification examination, the graduate is awarded the RHIT credential.

      Program Outcome on Graduate Satisfaction

  •             Each year graduates are asked to complete a survey to rate their overall experience of the HIMT program at CSCC. Results of the 2014-2015 survey indicate 100% agreement that the program helped graduates acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the HIM workforce and that their overall academic experience met or exceeded their expectations.

Program Outcome on Employer Satisfaction

  •             Each year employers are requested to complete a survey regarding the CSCC HIMT graduates they hire. Results of the 2014-2015 survey indicate 100% agreement that our graduates possess the technical skills and knowledge required to perform the duties they were hired for in the HIM work environment.

Job Placement

  • Columbus State Community College does not guarantee job placement for graduates.

Want to know more? 

Send an e-mail to or call Lisa Cerrato, RHIA at (614) 287-2541 (email: