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Diploma In Health Information Management

Duration: 2.6yrs.

Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent examination with pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology from a recognized university or board which would provide the foundation for and prepare them for higher education studies

WHY CHOOSE HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (HIM)?

Learn one of the on-demand, lucrative IT career fields, Health Information Management (HIM), a combination of business, science, and information technology. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technicians as one of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the US.

Be part of an ever changing field that’s exciting and keep your intelligence quite motivated at all times

Information is the key to provide quality care to patients. Health records are the primary source of information used by hospitals and health care facilities to code services for payment purposes. This information is also needed by public health officials to indicate disease patterns and trends, and by medical researchers for analysis, comparison and decision support.

The medical record (communication link between physician, nurses and other healthcare providers), in manual or automated form, houses the medical information that describes all aspects of patient care.

With the automated form information is stored as uniform coded data for interoperability, exchange and analysis to enhance the healthcare system, population health studies, research capabilities and economics of a country.

This information is also needed by public health officials to indicate disease patterns and trends, and by medical researchers for analysis, comparison and decision support.

The HIM course places the students among the nation’s fastest growing occupation in

  • Hospitals, Government Health Agencies, Insurance Companies, Healthcare Outsourcing Companies, Academic Institutions, Pharmaceutical and Research companies

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The demand of HIM professionals is driven by government mandates for medical practices to implement centralized Electronic Medical Records (EHR) and regulatory policies to provide insurance for citizens.

The Diploma course in Health Information Management (HIM) is designed for a period of 2 years with 6 months Internship .

Program Recognition
  • Recognized by the National Council of Vocational Research and Training,(NCVRT) Government of India
  • Eligibility to attempt the globally accepted certification by AAPC or AHIMA

MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students applying to Health Information Management must meet the following requirements:

  • 10+2 or equivalent examination with pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology from a recognized university or board which would provide the foundation for and prepare them for higher education studies

The curriculum is developed based on the model adopted by Ministry of Health, India, as indicated in the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), recommendations of American Health Information Management (AHIMA, United States) and American Academy of Professional Coders (United States).

The curriculum prepares the students to achieve proficiency to work in Indian Health Information System apart from the Global workplace

In this challenging two-year diploma program, you will be a diploma holder in HIM equipped with very marketable skills in the health information management sector. Some of those skills will include expertise in the following areas:

  • Data quality
  • Data collection
  • Medical Coding
  • Record /systems management
  • Privacy, confidentiality and security of health information
  • Transitioning to the electronic health record

WORK EXPERIENCE

The program includes a strong practical component.

Students will participate in two work placement experiences, a total of eight weeks in all during the course. Students spend two weeks in a workplace setting in semester two, and four weeks in a workplace setting in semester four.

Students will participate in two work placement experiences, a total of eight weeks in all during the course. Students spend two weeks in a workplace setting in semester two, and four weeks in a workplace setting in semester four.

WHY CHOOSE CIGMA

Cigma Medical Coding Academy is an American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) licensed education provider and AHIMA member, that brings together our breadth and depth of subject matter expertise and certified faculties with the Health Information Management (HIM) learning, design and technology skills and capabilities.

As a HIM Coding Workforce Development Center for corporate companies, we understand the constantly changing health industry policies and is focused on upskilling and reskilling the workforce to stay relevant for the HIM industry

  • Recognised as Promising healthcare training institute of India 2018 by Silicon Valley Magazine USA
  • Awarded Outstanding Medical Coding and Billing school of INDIA by International Educational Summit 2020, held at Bangkok Thailand
  • Awarded World Signature Award for the most trusted brand of Kerala for Medical Coding Training and Placements
  • Awarded Global choice award for the best medical coding training and placement academy of Kerala
  • Awarded Excellence in Medical Coding Institutions by LIS Kerala
  • Organiser of AAPC local chapter in Kerala

IS THIS YOU?

  1. INTEREST TO WORK IN HEALTHCARE , BUT NOT DIRECTLY WITH PATIENTS
  2. APPTITUDE FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY , LAW AND MANAGEMENT

This challenging and rigorous program is for those who are interested in a career where healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. The following attributes and skills are assets for this program and career path:

  • Ability/willingness to work as part of a team and independently
  • Self-motivated
  • Dedicated to lifelong learning
  • Organized, with excellent judgment
  • Analytical, detail-oriented
  • Customer support oriented
  • Minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute

It is strongly recommended that students possess basic Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer) for research, report writing and presentations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates will be qualified for employment in a variety of health service settings and can choose the area that most interests them, including hospitals, chronic and long-term care facilities, community healthcare, mental health agencies, rehabilitation services, private clinics, health information networks, insurance and pharmaceutical industries, and government agencies and services. Your job titles could include:

  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Biller
  • Insurance co-ordinator
  • Health Record/Information Technician
  • Release of Information Specialist
  • Health Record/Information Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Quality Specialist
  • Physician Assistant (HI)
  • Medical office Administrator
  • Medical Record Analyst.

Entry level salaries per year are in the 2.5lakhs to 3.5 lakhs range. The recently released "Health Informatics and Health Information Management Human Resources Report" confirms the increasing demand for qualified Health Informatics (HI) and Health Information Management professionals, and projects significant labour and skills shortages in this field in the near future.


Who Can Apply

Eligibility Criteria:10+2 or equivalent examination with pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology from a recognized university or board which would provide the foundation for and prepare them for higher education studies

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