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Health Information Management (HIM)

Health Information Management (HIM)


Group Advising Session: Monday, November 5, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm, Roane County campus, room T-207. This advising session is open for anyone interested in applying to the program.

The mission of the Health Information Management program is to develop credentialed graduates who are able to successfully transfer the knowledge and skills gained in their classroom and clinical learning experiences to employment in the field of health information management.

Health Information Management (HIM) is a rapidly growing field that provides different career options. Formerly many graduates in Health Information Management, formally known as Health Information Technology, worked in acute care hospital medical record departments as coders or in other record management capacities. However, with the increased focus on healthcare research, electronic health records, protection of personal health records, data analysis and information technology, the profession continues to grow.

Today a Health information Technology graduate may be found working within the HIM department of an acute care hospital, long term care center, ambulatory care center or physician office. Roane State Community College HIM graduates have also found employment with software companies, attorney offices, tumor registries, managed care organizations, and consulting firms.

Work Settings

Health Information Technicians work primarily in an office setting. However, some tasks, such as coding and tumor registry, may be performed at home through use of a secure Internet connection. Working from one’s home is however usually reserved for employees who have gained experience by working in the office for a period of time. There are also jobs available that permit a Health Information Technician to travel; these include consulting and software trainers. As technology advances, the work environment will continue to change for HIM professionals.

Credentialing Requirements

Upon successful completion of the Health Information Technology Program, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam. Successful completion of the exam allows the graduate to use the RHIT credential. For more details on the RHIT exam process, please see the AHIMA website.


First year courses are taught at the Roane County Main Campus during the day and also at the Knox County Center for Health Sciences during evening hours. Second year courses are currently taught at night on the Knox County Center for Health Sciences. Some of the HIM courses are also taught via distance education utilizing the Internet and computer technology.


The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800; Email:;

Program Outcomes

Professional Organizations

Admission Requirements

Group Advising Session: Monday, November 5, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm, Roane County campus, room T-207. This advising session is open for anyone interested in applying to the program.

Admission Information

Applications Required for the HIM Traditional and TN eCampus (online) Programs

RSCC Application - Steps 1 and 2 are required for admission to the College and Allied Health Sciences programs

Allied Health Sciences Application Information


Program Costs

The cost of registration, textbooks, liability insurance, licensing examination fee, physical exam, student membership in AHIMA and background check average approximately $3,500 per year. Students are responsible for providing transportation to classes and assigned clinical practice sites and all expenses associated with travel. All expenses are subject to change.

Roane State Tuition & Fees
All tuition and fees are subject to change by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

*Program courses that are taken in an online format are subject to a distance education fee. A Specialized Allied Health Science Fee of $25 per credit hour will be applied to all Allied Health Science courses. See Tuition and Fees link above.

Books, Supplies and Additional Program Expenses

Faculty & Staff

April M Insco
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4922
Program Director, RHIA, CCS

Michelle W Foxx
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4986
Faculty, RHIT

Nikki L Newberry
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4313
Faculty, RHIT, BSOM


Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Admissions Coordinator
Oak Ridge Branch Campus, B-105
(865) 882-4608

HIM Online Option


April M Insco • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4922 •

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