Why study Health Information Systems : Online?

Health information systems organize and enable management of health information by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security. Health information technicians must communicate regularly with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify health information. The use of electronic health records (EHR) will broaden and continue to change the responsibilities of health information technicians. Health information technicians can specialize in different areas of health information such as coding or cancer registry.

Admission Requirements

UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of chargeand are available online for distance learning students.

You should possess good oral and written communications skills. Health information professionals often serve as liaisons between healthcare facilities, insurance companies and other healthcare providers. They must be proficient with computers, medical terminology, coding, quantitative analysis, quality management and technology.

You may expect work in a number of settings including acute care hospitals, physician’s offices and clinics, long term care facilities, home health agencies, and managed care organizations. Representative job titles include clinical coder, coding manager, clinical data collections, and reporting specialist or reimbursement specialist.

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that employment for medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than average. Employment is projected to increase 20 percent or more per year. In addition, the Region 5 Job Outlook for 2012 for Southwest Ohio Economic Development specifically predicts a 26.4 percent increase in job openings.

This course requires a practicum so that students may gain real-life experience.  Practicums for students residing outside the Greater Cincinnati area will have parcticums arranged in their geographic location.

Full-time out-of-state residents pay the same tuition as in-state residents plus a nominal surcharge per semester. This is a substantial savings for non-resident students. Please see Costs for current details.

Please visit our program website for other program details.

Our faculty members have received top honors from students for displaying the extra concern and attention needed to promote student academic success.

Expect to learn from professors who have experience in the business and healthcare worlds. You won’t hear about textbook theory alone, but will develop your skills using real-world exercises.

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should contact your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester. All graduates are invited to attend commencement, but are not required to do so in order to receive their diplomas.

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Health Information Systems Technology Associate Degree at The University of Cincinnati Clermont is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Graduates of this program will be able to sit for the RHIT Exam and other certifications.

At this time, students are eligible for AHIMA's e-sign up for student membership using the EPC # 820. Students may also contact an AHIMA Customer Service Representative at (312) 233-1100 with any questions.

Contact Information

Enrollment Services
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319