The Health Information Technology Program is designed to train students for employment in the healthcare industry, focusing on data management, information security, compliance with payment laws and organization of medical records. Health information technicians make sure that patients’ records are properly coded and kept safe to ensure patients’ privacy and security. The required courses include Medical Coding I-III, Medical Technology for HIT, Legal Aspects of Healthcare and more. Graduates will be eligible to take the AHIMA certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Program graduates can seek employment at hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, insurance companies or any other organization that uses health information.
This program features online course options to give students the freedom to learn when and where it is convenient for them. The flexibility of online courses allows students to adapt coursework to their schedules. Online studies are perfect for self-starters who excel at carefully managing their time. For more information about online learning, refer to the Online Student FAQ.
The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.