as an HIM expert.
REGISTERED HEALTH INFORMATION ADMINISTRATOR (RHIA)*
Product Code: RHIA
Working as a critical link between care providers, payers, and patients, the RHIA is an expert in
managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information
systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical
terminologies. Underlying this expertise is a comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative,
ethical, and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and the privacy of
protected patient information.
Visit ahima.org/certification to
learn more about possible career
paths, whether in coding, privacy
and security or CDI.
REGISTERED HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN (RHIT)*
Product Code: RHIT
Professionals holding the RHIT credential specialize in the coding of patient diagnoses and
procedures for reimbursement and research. This role often has hands-on responsibility for
related software to assemble and analyze patient data with the purpose of improving care or
controlling costs. An additional role is cancer registrar, which includes compiling and maintaining
data on cancer patients.
* The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has granted
accreditation to this certification program for demonstrating compliance
with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.