Careers and Colleges

The Health Information Management Professional plays an important role in the health care delivery system. HIM professionals collect and manage the information used in providing informational support for the provision of health care, planning for services, obtaining appropriate reimbursement payments from insurers, and performing research. Health information managers interact with physicians, administrators, and other allied health professionals to contribute to the quality of patient care, medical research and education, and to plan for and evaluate the delivery of health services. 

Click here for a list of CAHIIM Accredited Associate Programs in New York State.

  • Health Information Technicians graduate from an associates program in medical record technology or an Independent Study Program offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). They are prepared for technical positions or supervision.

  • Health Information Administrators graduate from a baccalaureate program or postgraduate program in medical record administration or health information management. Graduates of both programs become credentialed by AHIMA after passing a national certification examination.

Employment opportunities are available at all levels from technical to administrative positions in an ever expanding variety of settings; including hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, physicians' offices, government agencies involved in health care, insurance companies, attorneys' offices, industry, Department of Health, correctional facilities, medical research companies, veterinary facilities, pharmaceutical companies, education, and independent consulting.

HIM professionals are uniquely qualified for management and technical positions in medical records, quality assurance, utilization review, tumor registry, and risk management.


Alfred State College-SUNY
Program Level: Associate
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802-1137
Contact: Erica S. Matteson, MS, RHIA
Phone: (607) 587-3675
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No
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Borough of Manhattan Community College

Program Level:
Associate
199 Chambers St Room N 749
New York, NY 10007
Contact: Lynda Carlson, Ph.D., MS, MPH, RHIT
Phone: (212) 220-8339
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No
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CUNY School of Professional Studies

Program Level: Baccalaureate
101 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Contact: Ellen Karl, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA
Phone: (646) 344-7324
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No

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Mohawk Valley Community College
Program Level: Associate
School of Health Sciences
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501
Contact: Karen Getman, MS, RHIA
Phone: (315) 792-5378
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Online 
Certificate of Degree Program: No


Nassau Community College
Program Level: Associate
One Education Drive
A 2001
Garden City, NY 11530
Contact: Susan Goldson, MS, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P
Phone: (516) 572-7288, Ext. 26280
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus and Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No

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Onondaga Community College

Program Level: Associate 

Health Information Technology, W104B
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215
Contact: Karen Fabrizio, MBA, RHIA, CHTS-CP
Phone: (315) 498-2176 
Email: [email protected] 
Content Delivery Method: Campus and Online 
Certificate of Degree Program: No

 
Plaza College
Program Level: Associate
118-33 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills , NY 11375
Contact: Clara Erman, RHIA
Phone: (718) 505-3355
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus and Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No


Suffolk County Community College
Program Level: Associate
Grant Campus 1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717
Contact: Janine Muccio, MPH, RHIT
Phone: (631) 851-6430
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Campus and Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No


SUNY Broome Community College
Program Level: Associate
Health Information Technology Program
P.O. Box 1017 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13902
Contact: Holly Jones, MPH, RHIT, CTR
Phone: (607) 778-5036
Email: [email protected]
Content Delivery Method: Online
Certificate of Degree Program: No

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Program Level: Baccalaureate 
100 Seymour Rd. 
Utica, NY 13502 
Contact: Lorraine Kane, MS, RHIA 
Phone: (315) 792-7390 
Email: [email protected] 
Content Delivery Method: Online 
Certificate of Degree Program: No