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Mayhall Receives Certification as Registered Health Information Administrator

Amie MayhallOlney Central College Associate Professor Amie Mayhall has received her certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator.

The credentials, awarded by the American Health Information Management Association, are a necessary step in a process of seeking accreditation for OCC’s Health Information Technology Program. The two-year degree is available to students this fall and joins OCC’s other health career programs including Medical Coding Associate and Medical Office Assistant.

The HIT Degree expands students’ marketability and is in high demand among area healthcare employers.

“Throughout my career, I have seen numerous changes and I have tried to be on the front end to have new programs that are appealing to employers and their facilities,” Mayhall said. “We have a booming new degree that local employers are asking for.”

The degree can lead to the ability to work in almost any healthcare setting including hospitals, physicians’ practices, mental health facilities, the pharmaceutical industry and health product vendors. HIT graduates can fill positions within health information areas such as: billing, medical records, and coding departments.

Those who choose to continue their education and obtain a bachelor’s degree have even greater opportunities for career advancement.

Mayhall began working toward her RHIA certification a year and a half ago and completed her testing in December. The process included earning a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in HAS Health Information Management from Weber State University in Utah.

Mayhall also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Coding Associate.

For more information about the Health Information Technology Program or any of the health-related careers at OCC, contact Mayhall at mayhalla@iecc.edu or call 618-395-7777 to register. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 15.

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