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Health Information Technology A.S. degree

  • AS iconAs a health information professional, you play a crucial role in managing patient health information by verifying and maintaining the accuracy and security of medical records. Our program gives you the technical expertise and leadership skills to advance in this field.

    Features

    • Prepares you for quick entry or advancement in your career
    • Affordable
    • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
    • Gives you hands-on experience through professional practice courses held in acute care hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation, psychiatric or assisted living facilities
    • Offered completely online except for professional practice courses, which are arranged at health care facilities near you
    • Prepares you to take the national exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) through the American Health Information Management Association 
    • Gives you a competitive advantage for management jobs
    • Covers physician and hospital coding and medical billing concepts

    What You Should Know

    The Health Information Technology credentialing exam pass rate for 2014 reporting period was 100%.

    In order to be successful in our health information technology programs, you must be able to demonstrate these essential functions.

    Program Curriculum

    Program Admissions

    Careers

    Our program prepares you for the following careers:

    Outlook

    The growing use of electronic health records will continue to increase the demand for health information technicians.

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

    Opportunities

    Employment opportunities exist in:

    • Hospitals
    • Physician offices
    • Clinics
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Insurance companies
    • Government agencies 
    • Home health care providers
    • Malpractice attorney offices
    • HIT vendors
    • Hospice

    What You Will Learn

    • Key concepts such as health care delivery systems, accreditation standards, patient privacy and confidentiality and health care statistics
    • How to create, retain and store patient records through digital systems
    • Quality improvement, organization of department resources and supervision of personnel

    Accreditation

    cahiim logoThe Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).