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Work in one of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Use your health information knowledge and skills to securely manage health records, improve system workflow and provide technical support to improve patient care.

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

If you are highly motivated and a proficient problem-solver, understand the importance of exceptional customer service and skilled technical support, and have a passion to help people, then you have the qualities to excel as a health information systems professional.

Choose from two tracks:

  • Associate of Science with Emphasis in Health Information Systems — Earn your associate degree and 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 electronic health records (EHR) and other technologies to advance the quality, efficiency and security of patient records for improved care.
  • 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. This certificate will also provide participants with the knowledge and skills to assist healthcare providers to design workflow and use EHRs to meet government standards of quality reporting and improvement initiatives.

Your studies will include training in simulated environments developed by Cerner, the nation’s leader in health information and electronic health records (EHR) technology. Cerner’s products are in use at more than 27,000 facilities around the world. You will learn to:

  • Create, catalog and secure health information
  • Work in Excel and Microsoft Access
  • Monitor electronic health record (EHR) functionality and usability
  • Use correct medical terminology
  • Build your résumé with an internship that will give you real-world experience

You’ll learn why it’s important to understand national policy reform, including:

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Government incentive programs
  • Information exchanges
  • Consumer engagement
  • Security regulations

Why JCCC for Health Information Systems?

You’ll find that there are many benefits to choosing to study Health Information Systems at JCCC. For example, we offer:

  • Classes every five weeks and online classes for ultimate flexibility
  • Smaller class sizes for personalized attention
  • Evolving resources to help you advance
  • Experienced, forward-thinking faculty who help you attain real-world marketable skills
  • Training in 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.

Our counselors work hard to help you find a job and start your future. An active job board is consistently updated with opportunities from a range of businesses around the metro. Take a look!

JCCC’s Health Information Systems lands partnership

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.

Money matters. JCCC works hard to make tuition affordable for you and offers various resources to ensure you can pursue your education in Health Information Systems.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.