Oct 05, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management

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Learn the skills and knowledge you need to become a professional in the Health Information Technology and Management industry.

Department Head:

Kelly O’Keefe, MS Public Health, CEHRS

Downtown Campus, G-203, 7070

(520) 206-2262



Ann Brown, avvasquez@pima.edu (last names A-H)

Jared Burton, juburton14@pima.edu  (last names I-Q)

Angela Acosta, aacosta29@pima.edu (last names R-S)

Full-time faculty:

Theresa Brown, MA Legal Studies, MA Higher Ed, RHIA, tabrown@pima.edu

Kelly O’Keefe, MS Public Health, CEHRS, kokeefe1@pima.edu


Health Information Technology, AAS  

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate  

Health Information Technology and Management Careers

Health Information Technology and Management (HIT/HIM) jobs are increasing in Pima County and are careers you can count on being needed in our community! HIT/HIM professionals work in medical billing, health insurance, medical coding, front office support, electronic medical records, and medical transcription among many more areas within healthcare.

Coders determine the correct numerical code for medical procedures and diseases - insurance and government organizations depend on the codes for reimbursements and statistical information. HIT and HIM specialists oversee the accurate maintenance of the complete medical records of each patient, use computer programs to input and analyze data, schedule patients, work insurance claims and reimbursements, and help with cost control.

“This will be my second career after a long career in nursing. I’m adding new skills to do something different and potentially work from home.”
   ​— Annette Perkins, Pima HIT student
“The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful. She held study groups for the national certification exams - no other place in Tucson does that.”
 ​—Cathy Estrada, Pima HIT Graduate and Coding Supervisor- Tucson Orthopaedic Institute.


HIT Program Highlights

  • Our curriculum is fully online and meets the high standards set by the college’s PimaOnline Division, which is authorized to offer online classes to students in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
  • Taught by experienced HIT and HIM professionals, including Certified Professional Coders, Certified Electronic Health Records Specialists, Registered Health Information Technologists, Certified Coding Specialists, and Registered Health Information Administrators
  • State-of-the-art curriculum designed to teach the skills needed to succeed in this high-demand field. 
  • Community relationships extend opportunities for students seeking internships.

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