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Health Information Management professionals are in demand in a variety of health care settings. They are experts in health data collection and analysis. Health information is an important communication tool between acute care facilities, extended care facilities, nursing homes, clinics, physicians and other health care providers. Health Information Management professionals are medical language experts who interpret and process health information for research, data collection.

The Medical Campus Health Information Program is a two-year course of study requiring 67 credits for an Associate in Science degree. A series of general education courses are associated with the Health Information Management program at Miami Dade College.  It is recommended that students interested in this program complete these general education courses prior to applying and enrolling in the program to reduce the course workload each semester. Completion of these courses does not guarantee admission to the program. Since knowledge of computer and current software in health care is required for health information professionals, management of computerized health information is emphasized in the curriculum.

The Health Information Management Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider in the health information management profession. In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. Please see the Physical Demands listed for this program.

The Health Information Management program is highly demanding and it is suggested that students should not work to enhance their success while in the program. If students must work for financial support, the program strongly recommends a limit of 20 hours of employment per week. Students should also consider family responsibilities before committing to a full-time accelerated program.

To facilitate the clinical portion of the program, students are assigned to a clinical facility. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences. Students participating in the clinical portion of the program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health record and criminal background check.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

Program Location

This program is offered only at the Medical Campus located at 950 NW 20 Street, Miami, Fl 33127 and clinical sites throughout Miami-Dade County.

Important Phone Numbers

Health Information Management Program

 

305-237-4156

New Student Center

 

305-237-4141

Advisement Services

 

305-237-4238

Financial Aid

 

305-237-4160

Student Life

 

305-237-4213

Testing Services

 

305-237-4275

Please note that effective Fall term, August 2014, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) is mandating changes to the existing Miami Dade College (MDC) Associate in Science in Health Information Management and to realign the existing College Credit Certificate in Healthcare Informatics Specialist.

The changes are as follows:

Changes

From

To

Program Title

AS - Health Information Management (HIM)

AS - Health Information Technology (HIT)

Program Credits

67 Credits

70 Credits

Program CIP

1351070708

1351070700

Note: The CCC-Healthcare Informatics Specialist will fall under the CIP for HIT (0351070711)

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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