Health Information Management

Students interested in one of Volunteer State Community Colleges Health Sciences programs must follow the A.S. in Health Sciences curriculum. You must contact an advisor in your preferred area of emphasis to identify appropriate general education and elective courses for admission into your selected program. For more information about specific program deadlines and requirements, please refer to the program's information packet.

CAHIIM logoHealth information technicians are responsible for performing a variety of technical health information functions in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, insurance companies, physician groups and managed care companies. These functions include organizing, analyzing and technically evaluating health information; compiling various administrative and health statistics; and coding using ICD-10-CM and CPT.

Other duties may include maintaining and using a variety of health information indexes; special registries and storage retrieval systems; inputting and retrieving electronic health data; and controlling the use and release of health information. To fulfill these responsibilities, health information technicians must develop a broad range of clinical and technological skills.

Volunteer State Community College's program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management. Successful graduates are eligible to sit for the RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) examination. The RHIT credential is recognized nationwide as proof of proficiency in Health Information Management. Volunteer State Community College's HIMT graduates have an employer satisfaction rate of 100%.

Volunteer State Community College offers a day or evening program on the main campus in Gallatin.


The Health Information Management program at the Gallatin campus is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
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Chicago, IL 60601-5800
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HIM Program Outcomes

HIM Program Graduate Survey Outcome

Time Period Graduate Satisfaction Rate
2016-2017 92%
2015-2016 88%

HIM Program Employer Satisfaction Survey Outcomes

Time Period Employer Satisfaction Rate
2016-2017 100%
2015-2016 67%

RHIT Certification Exam Outcomes

Time Period AHIMA National Mean VSCC HIM Program
  Pass Rate Pass Rate
2016-2017 69% 44%
2015-2016 68% 70%

Program Completion Rates (Four-Year History)

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

# students admitted

20 22 19 14
# and % completed 20 | 100% 21 | 95% 16 | 84% *13 | 95%

*anticipated Summer, 2017

Degree Advancement Program Agreement with MTSU

MTSU and Volunteer State Community College have developed an AAS-to-BS program to allow students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management at Volunteer State Community College to transfer the majority of those credits to MTSU toward the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. This degree is offered through MTSU's University College in cooperation with the Tennessee Board of Regents.

MTSU provides a wealth of information about Degree Advancement Program on their website; including an information sheet about Health Information Management.