Charter Oak State College's Health Information Management Major Accredited by CAHIIM

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Online health care major receives approval for industry accreditation status

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"WIth this accreditation, students can be assured that they have enrolled in a great program."

Charter Oak State College, (http://www.CharterOak.edu), Connecticut’s public online college, proudly announces that the Health Information Management Bachelor’s degree program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), the governing academic authority in the field of Health Information Management. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.CharterOak.edu/HIM.

Cindy Glewwe Edgerton, M.Ed, RHIA, Program Director said, “This is an incredible achievement for the college which demonstrates the program’s compliance with the high standards required by CAHIIM to ensure a quality Health Information Management program.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has cited Health Information Management as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the U.S. with a projected job growth rate of 23% from 2012 to 2022. Graduating from a CAHIIM accredited Health Information Management program allows students to take the Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) exam, an important credential in the field.

“With this accreditation, “Edgerton continued,” students can be assured that they have enrolled in a great program. Plus, as a public college, we are one of the most affordable online options as well.”

Developed by experts in this fast-growing field, the program equips students with the health care knowledge and skills needed to manage patient data and improve patient care in today’s health care environments.

Successful candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management should be familiar with working in a health care or health care-related environment, and have an aptitude for biological sciences and information technology. Students who already possess a health care credential (i.e. RHIT, CPC, CCS, RN, etc.) may be able to receive credits for it, reducing the number of required courses.

About Charter Oak State College

Founded in 1973, Charter Oak State College (http://www.CharterOak.edu) is Connecticut’s only public online college, offering associate and bachelor’s degree completion programs in high-demand fields including Health Information Management, Health Care Administration, Cyber Security, Business Administration, Public Safety and Information Systems. Charter Oak students complete degrees through online courses and alternative approaches to earning credit. Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and governed by Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education.

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