Health Information Management Certificate Program Now PCAP-Approved
PITTSFIELD, MA — Berkshire Community College (BCC) announces its Health Information Management Certificate Program has received accreditation from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP). The PCAP approval identifies coding and HIM education programs that have been evaluated by a peer review process against national minimum standards for entry-level professionals.
The PCAP approval designation assures healthcare providers that certificate holders of BCC's Health Information Management Certificate Program possess the necessary job skills to attain success in entry-level health information management positions.
We are thrilled to be one of only 27 programs nationwide that have achieved the PCAP certification from AHIMA. This achievement ensures that our students are receiving the best possible education in this growing field.
Health Information Management (HIM) is the collection, analysis, storage and protection of the quality of patient health information. HIM technicians ensure that patients’ medical records are accurate, complete, securely maintained and timely. HIM technicians may become release-of-information officers, computer software specialists, informatics technicians, trainers and managers.
The Medical Coding and Health Information Management Department at BCC, created 10 years ago, helps fill a valuable niche in the healthcare industry in the Berkshires. A Medical Coding Certificate is a prerequisite of the HIM certificate.