Careers and Colleges

The Health Information Management Professional plays an important role in the health care delivery system. HIM professionals collect and manage the information used in providing informational support for the provision of health care, planning for services, obtaining appropriate reimbursement payments from insurers, and performing research. Health information managers interact with physicians, administrators, and other allied health professionals to contribute to the quality of patient care, medical research and education, and to plan for and evaluate the delivery of health services. 

Click here for a list of CAHIIM Accredited Associate Programs in New York State.

  • Health Information Technicians graduate from an associates program in medical record technology or an Independent Study Program offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). They are prepared for technical positions or supervision.

  • Health Information Administrators graduate from a baccalaureate program or postgraduate program in medical record administration or health information management. Graduates of both programs become credentialed by AHIMA after passing a national certification examination.

Employment opportunities are available at all levels from technical to administrative positions in an ever expanding variety of settings; including hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physicians' offices, government agencies involved in health care, insurance companies, attorneys' offices, industry, Department of Health, correctional facilities, medical research companies, veterinary facilities, pharmaceutical companies, education, and independent consulting.

HIM professionals are uniquely qualified for management and technical positions in medical records, quality assurance, utilization review, tumor registry, and risk management.

 

Alfred State
Alfred State College-SUNY
Program Level: Associate
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802-1137
Contact: Tracy Locke
Phone: (607) 587-3617
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No
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Borough of Manhattan Community College

Program Level:
Associate
199 Chambers St Room N 749
New York, NY 10007
Contact: Lynda Carlson
Phone: (212) 220-8339
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus
Certificate of Degree Program: No
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CUNY School of Professional Studies

Program Level: Baccalaureate
101 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Contact: Ellen Karl, RHIA
Phone: (646) 344-7324
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No

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Erie Community College - North Campus 
Program Level: Associate 
6205 Main Street 
Williamsville, NY 14221 
Contact: Gail M. Lauritsen 
Phone: (716) 851-1513 
Email: [email protected] 
Content Delivery Method: Campus 
Certificate of Degree Program: No

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Mohawk Valley Community College
Program Level: Associate
Center for Health & Life Sciences/Allied Heath
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501
Contact: Karen Getman
Phone: (315) 792-5378
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus Certificate of Degree Program: No

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Monroe Community College
Program Level: Associate
1000 East Henrietta Road Building 8432 Rochester, NY 14623
Contact: Sharon L. Insero
Phone: (585) 292-2375
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus
Certificate of Degree Program: No

Medaille College

Medaille College
 
Program Level: Baccalaureate 
18 Agassiz Circle 
Buffalo, NY 14214 
Contact: Melva Visher 
Phone: (716) 880-2558 
Email: [email protected] 
Content Delivery Method: Online 
Certificate of Degree Program: No

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Onondaga Community College

Program Level: Associate 
4585 West Seneca Turnpike W331 
Syracuse, NY 13215 
Contact: Karen Fabrizio 
Phone: (315) 498-2176 
Email: [email protected] 
Content Delivery Method: Campus and Online Certificate of Degree Program: No

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Suffolk County Community College

Program Level: Associate
Grant Campus 1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717
Contact: Diane P. Fabian
Phone: (631) 548-3573
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus
Certificate of Degree Program: No

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SUNY Broome Community College
Program Level: Associate
Health Information Technology Program
PO Box 1017 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13902
Contact: Jane A. Hlopko
Phone: (607) 778-5063
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus
Certificate of Degree Program: No

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Trocaire College

Program Level: Associate
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220
Contact: Deborah Shelvay, RHIT, MS
Phone: (716) 827-2560
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus
Certificate of Degree Program: No
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SUNY Polytechnic Institute 
Program Level: Baccalaureate 
100 Seymour Rd. 
Utica, NY 13502 
Contact: Lorraine Kane, MS, RHIA 
Phone: (315) 792-7390 
Email: [email protected] 
Content Delivery Method: Online 
Certificate of Degree Program: No
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Long Island University 

Program Level: Baccalaureate 
School of Health Professions and Nursing 
720 Northern Blvd 
Brookville, NY 11548 
Contact: Marie Colin, MPA, RHIA, CHPS 
Phone: (516) 299-4158 
Email: [email protected] 
Content Delivery Method: Campus 
Certificate of Degree Program: Yes