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Health Information Management Program

Health care costs and the necessity to enhance the management of health care delivery systems have created an explosion in the demand for health care information specialists – people with the knowledge and skills necessary to process, analyze, and distribute health care information in diverse practice environments. By studying health information, students will acquire a versatile yet focused skill set incorporating clinical, information technology, leadership, and management skills. Health information professionals use their knowledge of information technology and records management to form the link between clinicians, administrators, technology designers, and information technology professionals.

UAS Sitka’s Health Information Management program prepares students for a fast-paced, high-paying, in-demand field. A career as a health information professional offers the chance to blend an interest in medicine with the multifaceted information management challenges of tomorrow. UAS Sitka provides an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in health information technology, coding, or privacy and security. Courses taken for earning an occupational endorsement or certificate are applicable to the A.A.S. degree. 

The Health Information Management (HIM) Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) at UAS is the only Alaska program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Outcomes

  • Knowledge skills and abilities fundamental to the HIM profession 
  • Critical thinking and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct for the HIM environment
  • For the time period of August 1, 2018–July 31, 2019, the program had a 100% pass rate for the RHIT examination
  • 100% of graduates surveyed for 2017/2018 reporting year are satisfied or highly satisfied with the overall HIM AAS degree program
    • No students responded to the survey’s for 2018/2019
  • There are 47 students enrolled in the HIM program for 2020
  • Six students graduated from the HIM program in 2019

HIM Program Mission Statement

The HIM Program at UAS provides students with knowledge, skills and ability to prepare to enter the HIM profession. The HIM Program at UAS will provide a high quality education in health information management and technologies while encouraging lifelong learning and ethical behavior. The HIM program will meet the standards established by CAHIIM for curriculum competencies at the associate degree level.

Program Degrees

Health Information Management Program

All courses are available online so access to a computer and high speed internet is required. Some courses require professional experience or internships at an approved facility.

Applicants should be aware that professional practices are part of HIM courses, and that transportation to various health agencies for these experiences is the responsibility of the student.

HIM students will need a current student membership in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Health Information Management
Sitka Campus 
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, Alaska


The Associate of Applied Science in HIM Degree Program at the University of Alaska Southeast is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).


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