Associate in Health Information Management (AAS)

The Health Information Management program at SBI Campus-an affiliate of Sanford-Brown (SBI-Melville) is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of healthcare settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics and skilled-care facilities. The curriculum is structured to include didactic instruction in several areas, including, but not limited to, billing practices and systems, coding and reimbursement systems, data abstracting, health record maintenance, or healthcare computer applications. The final portion of curriculum includes a supervised clinical externship at a medical facility. At the completion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment in the field of health information management.

Graduates of the Health Information Management program are encouraged to take certification examinations given by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC). These certification examinations are voluntary but obtaining these certifications may enhance employment opportunities. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination offered by AHIMA and the Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-Apprentice) examinations offered by AAPC upon graduation. Graduates may apply for the official CPC credential after completing at least two years of coding experience after graduation as defined by AAPC. Other exams offered by these agencies may require significant additional work experience and/or graduation from a program accredited by AHIMA. The Health Information Management program is not programmatically accredited and the program’s graduates are not eligible to apply for some other exams, specifically the RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) and RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) examinations offered by AHIMA. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by SBI - Melville but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, SBI -Melville cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification exams at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Accreditation

The Health program at SBI Campus - an affiliate of Sanford-Brown is not programmatically accredited.

Accreditation is a voluntary process which may be undertaken by schools to demonstrate compliance with specific standards designed to indicate a level of education quality. Each campus has been approved by its respective Institutional Accreditor to offer all of its currently available programs.

Broadly, across our Sanford-Brown campuses, over 60 programs are currently programmatically accredited. Some accrediting agencies require that a new program graduate its first class before the program is eligible for programmatic accreditation but we strive to run our programs according to the standards of our relevant programmatic accreditors and are committed to seeking programmatic accreditation for our eligible programs. This includes not starting the first class until the clinical site requirement is formally demonstrated, not over seating classes, ensuring the self-study process is part of the educational plan and making certain that the curriculum, facility, equipment, staff and leadership meet the programmatic accreditation requirements.

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Credits earned at SBI Campus - an affiliate of Sanford-Brown are usually not transferable to public or private non-profit colleges or universities.

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The following programs are not currently enrolling students: Long Term Care, Office Administration - Legal

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Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
- Discontinued Program - Associate in Health Information Management (AAS)

 
 

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • 71.1%
    Campus Rate
  • 82.35%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013

Date Submitted: 11/2013

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Rate Calculation

(PF+PR)/(G-U)

PF = Placed in Field, PR = Placed in Related Field
G = Graduates and Completers, U = Unavailable for Work

  • "Placed in Field" means the position requires a direct use of the skills taught in the program
    • In applying this ACICS definition, we classify graduates as employed in some cases if they are employed on a part-time or temporary basis or in a non-traditional capacity.
  • "Placed in Related Field" means the position requires an indirect use of the skills taught in the program.
  • A "graduate" is (all of the following):
    1. Has achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
    2. Has successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
    3. Has attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
    4. Has met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
    5. Has satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
    6. Has satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
    7. Has received the appropriate credential.
    8. Ceased enrollment in the program at the institution.
  • A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:
    1. Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
    2. Attain required competencies or speed skills.
    3. Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).
  • "Unavailable for work" includes graduates who are unavailable for employment because of pregnancy, death, or other health-related situations, continuing education, or military service, as well as students who are not eligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions, or who are completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.
    • Spouses and dependents of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders should be included.
    • Graduates are
        not
      considered "Unavailable for work" if they have relocated from the area, declined the use of placement services, or expressed a lack of interest in seeking employment. Also, graduates who may be working out of their home cannot be listed under this category. Instead, they must be listed as employed if documented evidence is available or not working if documentation cannot be obtained.
 
  • 71.1%
    Campus Rate
  • 82.4%
    Program Rate
New York Attorney General (NYAG):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013

Date Submitted: 02/2014

RATE CALCULATION 

 

Rate Calculation

Number of employed graduates/completers as defined below, divided by the number of eligible graduates/completers (total graduates minus the excluded graduates/completers noted below).

The Special New York Employment Rate calculation excludes graduates/completers in the following categories: (1) pregnant or has a medical condition or disability that results in the completer’s inability to work or the completer has a parent, child or spouse who has a medical condition that requires the care of the graduate; (2) engaged in full-time active military duty; (3) enrolled in an additional program of post-secondary education; (4) deceased; (5) not eligible for placement in the United States because of visa restrictions; (6) graduate of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program; or (7) spouse or dependent of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders.

In calculating the Special New York Employment Rate, Sanford-Brown counts graduates/completers as "employed" if they obtained either a full-time position or a part-time position of at least 15 hours per week and:

  • their position was included on the list of job titles Sanford-Brown publishes for which the program prepares them;
  • their position requires the use of skills learned in the their program as a predominant component of the job; or
  • they continued their employment in the same position they held prior to most recently enrolling in the program, if they attest in writing that the training they received enabled them to maintain or advance in their position.
 
 

- Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 59%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/