Registered Health Information Administrator (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.

Possesses comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and the privacy of protected patient information.

Manages people and operational units, participates in administrative committees, and prepares budgets.
Interacts with all levels of an organization - clinical, financial, administrative, and information systems - that employ patient data in decision-making and everyday operations.

Job opportunities for RHIAs exist in multiple settings throughout the healthcare industry. These include the continuum of care delivery organizations, including hospitals, multispecialty clinics and physician practices, long-term care, mental health, and other ambulatory care settings. The profession has seen significant expansion in nonpatient care settings, with careers in managed care and insurance companies, software vendors, consulting services, government agencies, education, and pharmaceutical companies.

Eligibility Requirements

RHIA applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:​

Successfully complete the academic requirements, at the baccalaureate level, of an HIM program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Successfully complete the academic requirements, at the master’s level, of an HIM program accredited by CAHIIM and following a specific set of criteria.

*Master’s level candidates must use the Master’s Program Exam Application below

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Graduate from an HIM program approved by a foreign association with which AHIMA has a reciprocity agreement.

This study guide contains practice questions designed to help simulate the actual exam.

  • Binding: Kindle Edition
  • Product Group: eBooks
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  • Release Date: 2017-02-03