Health Information Specialist

Are you interested in a career that combines information technology and healthcare? A health information specialist associate degree from St. Kate's College for Adults will train you to become a critical link between patients, healthcare practitioners and insurance providers.

This degree prepares you to take of the National Certification Exam of the American Health Information Management Association and become credentialed as a Registered Health Information Technician.

In addition, St. Kate’s offers two certificate programs in the fast-growing health information field: Coding Specialist and Medical Coding Specialist.

what can I do with a Health Information Specialist degree?

A St. Kate’s health information associate degree will position you at the intersection of service and technology in today's healthcare field. Working with healthcare teams, you'll play a crucial role in managing patient information in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' offices
  • Clinics
  • Insurance companies
  • Medicare and Medicaid offices
  • Residential care facilities
  • Government health services agencies

Within St. Kate's College for Adults, choose from a Health Information Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree or two certificate programs: Coding Specialist and Medical Coding.

what will I study?

You'll get a solid foundation in health information and data security in classes such as "Health Record as an Information Tool." The "Healthcare Statistics and Quality Assurance" course emphasizes effective use of data and quality improvement techniques used in clinical and administrative settings while "The Sacramental Life" will explore the relationship of spirituality in healing.

Field trips, guest lecturers and team projects will build your skills in handling medical information. In addition, you’ll practice what you're learning in the Health Information Laboratory with simulation exercises on computerized systems. You’ll then hone those skills in a professional practice experience in metro area healthcare facilities.

Classes meet evenings on St. Kate's Minneapolis campus —perfect for busy adults. Start whenever it's most convenient for you: fall, spring or summer. We are accepting applications—apply now!

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why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.


Program Accreditation

The HIS program at St. Catherine University is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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More Information

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Affordability

Affordability

St. Kate's offers financial aid to make education affordable for you.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Faculty

Faculty

Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate's Experience

The St. Kate's Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.