Program Spotlight: Health Information Degree & Diploma


The growing field of Health Information (Medical Billing and Coding) is perfect for those who are detail oriented, enjoy working independently, and have an interest in technology and computers. Health Information Specialists use specific computer systems to collect, process, retrieve, and communicate information to support the operations and management teams within healthcare organizations. And with electronic medical record implementation on the rise, the role of the Health Information Specialist is becoming increasingly critical.

There are many benefits of earning either a diploma or an associate degree before entering into the field of Health Information. To prepare, students take courses in Billing & Coding and learn valuable skills in a variety of computer programs that are commonly used in the Health Information field. Students interested in a degree will also take courses in human resources management and medical office management, as well as general education courses, that will provide them with well-rounded training and help open additional doors in their professional careers.

For those looking to start a career in Health Information, it is important to complete a program designed to provide the education and experience you need to excel in this rewarding field.

Individuals who choose to pursue training in Health Information will learn about computerized billing, coding, patient care data analysis, and more. Students will also graduate with the qualifications to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including doctors’ offices, hospitals, and government agencies.

At Arizona College, we offer a Health Information Specialist (Medical Billing and Coding) diploma program, which provides hands-on computer training and offers convenient morning and evening classes to help students quickly make their dreams a reality. To learn more about earning a diploma in Health Information, contact Arizona College at 602-222-9300 today.

Information in this blog post is accurate as of June 3, 2013.