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Join one of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the United States—health information systems specialist!

What Will I Learn in JCCC's Health Information Systems Program?

Make a difference in the lives of patients and medical professionals with a career in health information systems. Enroll in this fully online program and develop the knowledge and technical skillset to securely manage health records, improve system workflow, and provide technical support to improve patient care.

Choose from two tracks:

  • Health Information Systems Specialist Certificate — Provide user support of health information systems and design and deliver training programs to employees in clinical and public health settings. Develop the knowledge and skills to assist healthcare providers to design workflows and use electronic health records (EHR) to meet government standards of quality reporting and improvement initiatives.
  • Associate of Arts or Associate of Science + Health Information Systems Specialist Certificate Earn both at the same time by taking the HCIS certificate courses as degree electives — Choose between the AA or AS degree while also earning the Health Information Systems Specialist Certificate. Then transfer to a four-year program at one of JCCC’s transfer partner schools or move directly into the workforce to support the health information systems industry usage of EHRs and other technologies which advance the quality, efficiency and security of patient records for improved care.

You’ll train in simulated environments developed by Oracle Cerner, the nation’s leader in health information and EHR technology. Oracle Cerner’s products are in use at more than 27,500 facilities around the world. You will learn to:

  • Monitor electronic health record (EHR) functionality and usability
  • Create, analyze, and secure health information and health data
  • Configure, implement and maintain health information technologies
  • Deliver training to adult learners
  • Analyze and redesign healthcare workflows
  • Use correct medical terminology
  • Build your résumé with an internship and/or mentorship that will give you real-world experience

You’ll learn why it’s important to understand national policy and other key topics, including:

  • Information exchanges
  • Consumer engagement
  • Security regulations
  • Healthcare data analytics
  • Population health
  • Quality improvement
  • Government incentive programs

[Catalog] Health Information Systems Specialist Certificate

[Catalog] Health Information Systems Courses

Why JCCC for Health Information Systems?

Our program is designed for working adults ready to advance their career in as little as five weeks! As a JCCC student, you’ll experience:

  • Fully online classes offered every five weeks for ultimate flexibility
  • Smaller class sizes for personalized attention
  • Evolving resources to help you succeed
  • Experienced, forward-thinking faculty who help you attain real world marketable skills
  • Training in state-of-the-art simulated EHR environments

JCCC is an approved educational partner of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the largest health IT organization in the world. This puts JCCC in an exclusive group of organizations allowed to provide HIMSS training and education.

Lori Brooks, associate professor of HIS
"To the outsider, HIMSS is just a bunch of letters, but for those in the field of healthcare information technology, praise from HIMSS is huge."
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Your credits can transfer to the University of Kansas’ Healthcare Information Management program or Ottawa University’s clinical and non-clinical bachelor’s degree programs in Health Care Management. Speak with an academic counselor about your options for transferring to four-year programs.

By studying Health Information Systems, you can find work with hospital systems, clinics, provider practices, safety net providers, software vendors, and more. Entry-level jobs include:

  • Application support specialist
  • Claims specialist
  • Computer support specialist
  • EHR specialist
  • Health information technician
  • Help desk analyst
  • HIM trainer
  • ROI specialist
  • Trainer

Download the Health Information Systems Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.