Carol Brand, a Rend Lake College student from Pinckneyville, has received the Illinois Health Information Management Association Edna K. Huffman Award.
Each year, ILHIMA awards a scholarship to one outstanding Health Information Technology student from each accredited HIT program in Illinois. Selection is determined by student characteristics of leadership, academic achievement, personal achievement and qualities.
This year’s award went to Brand, who received a monetary award of $100 and a one-day pass to the 2005 April ILHIMA annual meeting.
Health Information Technicians play an important role in ensuring health care facilities receive maximum reimbursement for treatments rendered.
RLC’s Health Information Technology program is offered through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market. It is a two-year program designed to provide students with entry-level skills and competencies. It is accredited by the American Health Information Management Association and American Medical Association. Upon completion, students are eligible to apply to sit for the national certification examination administered each October.