2019-2020 Catalog

Health Technology

Health Data and Information Management (HDIM)

Graduates of the Health Data and Information Management program are prepared to work in health information management in organizations that create, manage, and utilize health information. Their roles include clinical coder, clinical informatics specialist, data analyst, cancer registrar, and electronic health record specialist (see chart below for additional information). This program leads to completion of the associate in applied science degree. The program combines online instruction, online practical activities, and an in-person practicum experience to prepare students for entry-level employment in the health information management profession.


The HDIM program is the only nationally accredited program in health information management at MCC. The HDIM associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to write for the certification examination of the American Health Information Management Association for the designation RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician).

Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Health Data and Information Management

Health Information Management Systems (HIMS)

Medical billing and coding students learn the fundamentals of medical coding and dissect real world medical cases and charts to extract the most relevant health information needed for reimbursement, research, and data used by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC).

Medical office management students learn a variety of skills needed in the medical office arena to include: insurance plans, healthcare business processes, workflow, reform, fraud and abuse, corporate compliance, and quality in healthcare.

Graduates who complete a degree in the health information management arena are prepared to enter a field of increasing opportunities for career growth and earning potential.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Health Information Management Systems:

    • Health Information Management Systems – Medical Coding and Billing
    • Health Information Management Systems – Medical Office Management

Certificate of Achievement:

    • Health Information Management Systems – Medical Office Assistant

Program Differences

Health Data and Information Management (HDIM) Health Information Management Systems (HIMS)

Management and use of health information in organizations across the continuum of health care, from preventive to chronic long term

Manage staff and/or systems used to collect, store, retrieve, and communicate healthcare data that is used for the planning, delivery, reimbursement, protection and evaluation of patient care in the healthcare arena.
Potential Credential
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

  • Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)

  • Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)

  • Certified Document Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Certified Professional Coder - Payer (CPC-P)
  • Certified Outpatient Coder/ER Coder (COC)
  • Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM)
  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA)

Title Samples
  • Health data analyst
  • Clinical coder
  • Clinical documentation specialist
  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Document improvement specialist
  • Cancer registrar
  • Reimbursement specialist
  • Release of information specialist
  • Compliance specialist
  • EHR super user
  • Revenue cycle coordinator
  • Performance improvement analyst
  • Coder and biller
  • Outpatient coder
  • Reimbursement specialist
  • Medical office manager
  • Medical office supervisor
  • Medical auditor
  • Medical office assistant
Employers Hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, health insurers, long term care facilities, release of information companies, EHR vendors Hospitals, physician practice, ambulatory surgery center, clinics, insurance companies, pharmacy billing companies, outpatient facilities, emergency rooms, independent contractor, third-party billers, physical therapy clinics, durable medical companies