Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Course Information and Features
The RHIA is an expert in managing patient health information and medical records.
Administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data.
Using classification systems and medical terminologies and standards regarding healthcare delivery and patient privacy.
Manages people and operational units.
Participates in administrative committees and prepares budgets.
Interacts with all levels of an organization.
Employ patient’s data in decision-making and everyday operations.
- 180 multiple-choice questions
- 20 pretest questions.
- 4 Hours exam duration.
- The pretest questions, however, do not affect a candidate’s score.
A certification examination is based on set of competencies. These competencies have been determined through a job study conducted by practitioners.
RHIA applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Complete the academic requirements, at the baccalaureate level.
Complete the academic requirements, at the master’s level
Certificate of the Post-Baccalaureate program approved by the CAHIIM
Graduate from a HIM program supported by a foreign association with which AHIMA has a reciprocity agreement
An RHIT who meets the conditions recommended by the 2017 Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM)
RHIA professionals are linked between care providers, payers, and patients.
An array of opportunities.
RHIA professionals have opportunities in health care departments as well as insurance companies, software vendors, government agencies.