Career professionals with registered health information administrator (RHIA) credentials are in high demand today by hospitals, clinics and other health-related agencies. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, that growth is expected to not only continue but outpace many other industries.
At Stephens, our program is designed to provide the academic challenge, practical real-world experience, and one-on-one mentoring it takes to graduate well prepared to excel in this high-growth field.
HIA at Stephens
We were the first to offer a distance-learning program for health information management professionals and we’re still the innovators today. We have a long tradition of providing a solid HIA education that delivers a comprehensive understanding of business administration; healthcare systems; and medical and ethical requirements so students get the credentials they need (and conveniently, too). We’re proud of our long-standing excellent exam pass rate, and we are members of AHIMA and active in the industry. Recent program outcomes include: 180 total enrollments, 30 total graduates, 21 graduates completed the RHIA exam. (2012/3 data).
Working for a healthcare facility, the government, or a third-party provider, career paths may include quality assurance, compliance, legal/privacy, health records management, consulting or auditing. The right credentials and experience can lead to management and supervisory positions with excellent growth potential.
Why choose a career in health information management?
Read more about career paths for RHIAs.
Committed to lifelong learning, we keep our programs affordable and offer several grant opportunities. There’s always a class ready for you; start in fall, spring or summer.