Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology.

As healthcare advances, health information provides the patient data needed to successfully navigate the changes. Health information professionals can expect to be in high demand as the health sector continues to expand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites medical records and health information technicians as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US. 

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Continuing Education

AHIMA credentials are earned through a challenging program of examinations, education, and experience, and maintained through continuous review and education. Constantly evolving regulations and technologies allow for lifelong learning and continued professional development.

To recertify through AHIMA, credentialed individuals are required to comply with the continuing education standards as set forth by the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM). Each AHIMA credential has different continuing education requirements; to see the number of required hours by credential, visit