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The US Department of Labor predicts that in the next few years jobs for health information specialists will increase by more than 50,000 new positions!
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has been providing certifications in the health information management (HIM [HIA]) for over 80 years. With all of the changes happening in HIM [HIA], this is an excellent time to invest in certification and advance to the next step in your career —but only if you have the right training and technical skills.
- Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security
- Certified in Documentation Imporvement6 Practitioner
- Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Employers Value Credentials in Healthcare
Did you know certification can give you a competitive edge in the eyes of employers?
- Employers think favorably overall of industry credentials
- Employers feel that credentials are most important for medical coding professionals and other HIM [HIA] professionals, followed by IT professionals and privacy and security officers.
- Employers think credentialed employees require less trainint, produce more accurate work, improve the quality of healthcare delivery, improve reimbursement and billing, and help rduce exposure to fraud and abuse charges.
- 68% of employers report choosing a credentialed candidate over one who is not.
- Credentialed employees are rewarded financially—67% earn more than non-credentialed employees.
Reprinted in part from AHIMA-CCHIIM Commission on Certification 16 Dec 2011
Our Program Has
The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Health Information Administration is designed to prepare students with baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges/universities and who meet the University of Toledo admission requirements with the knowledge and skills necessary for administrative positions in the healthcare industry. Individuals interested in advancing in their current position, achieving a new career goal, or changing a career path will benefit from the HIA certificate program. Students who complete the certificate program will increase their potential for placement and/or promotion within a variety of healthcare settings.
Health information administrators perform essential functions within the healthcare industry. Typically their employment responsibilities include confidentiality and security of patient health information, management of employees, budgeting, report generation, interdisciplinary team participation, accreditation preparation, and much more.
Our HIM program is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Upon completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to sit for the national certification examination of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to become Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA).
An out-of-state scholarship is available for students enrolled in online-only programs. Please contact us for more information or to apply for the scholarship: phone, toll free at 866.886.5336, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who have completed their course of study may apply for their certificate here.
Sample Plan of Study: a new plan of study is coming soon.
For information please contact:
Support Services Staff
Phone: 419-530-8835; 866-UTOLEDO toll free
The University of Toledo is regionally accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and is authorized to offer degrees online.
RHIA Now Accredited by NCCA!
AHIMA is proud to announce that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has granted accreditation to AHIMA’s Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification program. AHIMA received accreditation by successfully demonstrating the program’s compliance with the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. This is an important accomplishment that further enhances the value of AHIMA-credentialed professionals in the healthcare industry.