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Are you detail-oriented with good communication skills and looking for a career in data analytics?

Health information technology professionals collect, store, manage and utilize the clinical, financial, epidemiological, administrative and coded healthcare and insurance data required to meet the professional, legal, financial and administrative record-keeping requirements of healthcare delivery systems. 

The Health Information Technology Associate Degree (Data Management Track) provides an understanding of the many aspects of healthcare technology and information management. This program will provide you with the skills needed to enter the growing job market as a Health Information Technology technician.

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This is a selective admissions program. Additional admissions requirements beyond general acceptance to the college are needed.


See learning outcomes and required courses for the Health Information Technology-Data Management degree.


Jill Flanigan
Professor and Program Coordinator, Health Information Management
Phone: 860-343-5791

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Cahiim logoThe Health Information Management accreditor of Connecticut State Community College Middlesex is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Technology–Data Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at

Per Federal Regulation, 34 CFR 668.43-Institutional Information for Disclosure for Licensure Program requires the institution to disclose whether completion of a covered licensure program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a State for that occupation.

  • Disclosure is not applicable to this program.  Professional licensure, certification, and/or education are not state requirements to work in Health Information Management.
  • Our program(s) lead to eligibility for nationally recognized professional certification(s) that are preferred by employers but not required by the state for employment in the field.


Graduates of the Health Information Technology – Data Management degree program are eligible to sit for AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) certification exam.

A credential provides proof of competency in the field and is often a requirement for Health Information Management positions.

More information about health information careers can be found in the AHIMA Career and Student Center at


Health Information Technology – Data Management graduates with the RHIT® credential are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce.  AHIMA completed a salary survey in 2019 and found the average salary for certificated Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT®) was $70,300 (AHIMA 2019 Salary Survey Report).

Additional salary information is available in the US Salary Survey Report: HIM Professionals in 2019.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Health Information Technicians is expected to grow by 8% from 2019-2029. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at )


Health Information Technology – Data Management skills are in demand in a number of workplace settings, including:

  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Long-term Care

PROGRAM OUTCOMES FOR ACADEMIC YEARS 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023

Graduation rate definition: The percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program.

  • 2021 Graduation Rate for first-time, first-year students: 18%
  • 2022 Graduation Rate for first-time, first-year students: 25%
  • 2023 Graduation Rate for first-time, first-year students: 0%*

*There were no first-time, first year students in the 2023 graduate cohort; all of the 2023 graduates were transfer students.

Employment rate definition: The percentage of graduates from a program who are employed within a specified time frame (6 months).  Generally, graduates pursuing further education are not included in the total.

  • 2021 Graduates Employment Rate: 100%
  • 2022 Graduates Employment Rate: 66%
  • 2023 Graduates Employment Rate: 83%

4-year undergraduate program entry rate/Academic progression rate definition:  The percentage of a school’s graduates who progress to a 4-year undergraduate program upon completion.

  • 2021 Graduates Academic Progression Rate: 50%
  • 2022 Graduates Academic Progression Rate: 25%
  • 2023 Graduates Academic Progression Rate: 83%


The Health Information Technology – Data Management Degree program provides a fully articulated pathway to the Health Information Management baccalaureate program at Charter Oak State College.