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Health Information Specialist

Hands-On Health Information Specialist Career Training Prepare to Pursue a Career as a Medical Records Technician, Health Information Specialist, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist or Medical Secretary.

Choose from convenient Day or Evening schedules

Accredited Health Information Specialist Certificate Program

Course Length:
Full-Time Day Schedule – 30 Weeks Days
Part-Time Evenings Schedule – 45 Weeks (6pm-10pm)

Health Information Specialists manage patient’s medical history, symptoms, exam results, treatments and other healthcare provider services. Health Information Specialists help others by maintaining accurate treatment records, ensuring proper insurance coverage, documenting important clinical research and more. The focus of this program remains in the electronic medical records but as a professional Health Information Specialist you may work in a small or large medical establishment performing other duties related to patient records.

Professionals in this field enjoy working in a clean, steady office environment and have the satisfaction of knowing that the work they do contributes to the health and wellness of others.

Do You Have…

  • Strong Critical Thinking Skills?
  • A Take-Charge Personality?
  • An Ability to See ‘The Big Picture’?
  • A Keen Attention to Detail?
  • Ability to remain in a sitting position in front of a computer?

If you demonstrate some, or all of these traits, you may be well-suited to a career as a Health Information Specialist.

Potential Career Opportunities for Trained Health Information Specialists

Some positions/job titles held by professionals in the Health Information field include:

  • Medical Records Technician
  • Health Information Technician
  • Medical Secretary

Health Information Specialists work in a variety of interesting healthcare environments, including clinics, doctor’s offices, hospitals, or companies providing healthcare services to medical establishments.

Hands-On Medical Records Career Training

This program provides lots of hands-on training in the areas you’ll need to succeed in today’s modern medical records jobs including:

  • Use of Electronic Health Records
  • Records Management
  • Medical Software
  • Healthcare Insurance and Billing
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • HIPAA
  • Communication
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Terminology
  • Health Information & Management
  • Billing and Coding
  • Computerized Medical Office
  • CPR

Successful graduates of this program are able to communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals using electronic medical records.

You don’t need a lot of computer experience to succeed in this course. This program is designed to give you the technical and practical skills it takes to feel comfortable pursuing a professional position in the field of medical records.

Professional Externship: Valuable On-the-Job Experience

As a student in this program you’ll have a chance to learn directly in a real work environment through a professional externship. You’ll learn hands-on in a real, healthcare information setting, working side-by-side with industry professionals. You’ll feel confident and prepared to pursue a professional position after gaining on-the-job training and experience in your externship placement.

Professional Certification

CCI Health Information Specialist graduates feel fully prepared to sit for national industry certifications, including:

  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

These exams are sponsored by the National Health Career Association and testing is conveniently administered online at both school locations. These important industry certifications will help you as you attempt to make the transition from student to working professional.

Learn more…

Explore whether becoming a Health Information Specialist is right for you. Fill out the form on the top of the page to receive career and program info by email right away or call 817-719-8083 (Arlington) or 214-382-0370 (Dallas) to speak with a knowledgeable Training Coordinator.

Gainful Employment Information for the Health Information Specialist Program

Health Information Specialist Certificate Program:

Occupational Name:

Medical Records and Health Information Technician CIP Code: 510707 Credential Level:01

Median Title IV Loan Debt…:5630

Median Private Loan Educational Debt..:0

Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt :0

U.S. Dept. of Labor O*NET Standard Occupational Classification Codes and Links to Occupational Profiles:

29-2071.00 Medical Records
and Health Information Technicians

43-6013.00 Medical Secretaries

On-Time Graduation Rate:*Students who complete the program according to duration in catalog.

79%

Graduation Rate:

77%

Job Placement Rate:

71%

Median Loan Debt Incurred:

Title IV (Independent Students): $8,879
Title IV (Dependent Students): $5,312
Private Loans: $379
Institutional Loans: $0

Tuition:

$13,500

Additional Fees:

$1,179

The stated job placement rate is as reported to the Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges for September 2011 through August 2012. CCI cannot and does not guarantee employment.