CUNY SPS: Health Information Management


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Health Information Workflow


Five key information tasks make up Health Information Management (HIM): gathering, recording, assuring data quality, billing, and analyzing.

HIM supports provision of patient care, quality of patient care, resource allocation, statistics, research, planning and education. 

Adapted from Planning Your Career in Health Information brochure by NY Alliance for Careers in Health Care (NYACH) and NYC Labor Market Information Service (LMIS), 2015

HIM Career Paths

There are three main career paths in Health Information Management:

  • Careers in Coding. Employment opportunities are largely in hospitals.
  • Careers in Managing Medical Records, including Electronic Health Records (EHR) and EHR systems.This career path requires knowledge about maintenance and usage of healthcare data.
  • Careers Outside the HIM Department. Jobs include positions with an Electronic Health Records (EHR company, in care management, compliance or data analytics, or in a hospital's IT department

Adapted from: Planning Your Career in Health Information.

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About This Guide

Developed by Karen Levine and based on an original guide by Stefka Tzanova.

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