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Health Information Managment Course in New York - NY


Earning a health informatics degree in New York can open up a world of opportunities in health information management (HIM) as a health information administrator (HIA). Health informatics is concerned with the safety, accuracy, and efficacy of medical records in an electronic format. To work in as a health information administrator in New York, a bachelor degree is usually necessary. If you have already earned your health information technology (HIT) associate degree, you may meet the criteria to enroll in a certificate program that will allow you to graduate with HIA.

New York has the second highest concentration of workers in medical services management and health services management, of which health information administrators are a part, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS reports that New York had a total of 26,680 workers in this field in May 2009. Health informatics is a growing discipline in New York and across the nation, and there are scores of health informatics schools in New York that are ready and willing to train students to become future health information administrators. While the state does not require professional certification in this field, many New York State employers will not hire applications who are not RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) certified. Current positions open in New York requiring RHIA certification include Medical Coder at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn; and Reimbursement Educator at United Health Services in Johnson City.

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