Health Information Technology

What is Health Information Technology?

Health Information Technicians compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients while adhering to administrative, ethical, regulatory HIM-studentand legal guidelines and requirements. Duties may include protecting the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained, processing patient admission and discharge documents, reviewing records for accuracy and completeness, data entry, medical coding, statistical compilation, managing record release, and managing healthcare information systems.

Demand for Health Information Technicians

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for Health Information Technicians is expected to grow much faster than the average. Job prospects should be very good, particularly for technicians with strong computer software skills.

The Health Information Technology program prepares students for occupations as Medical Records and Health Information Technicians and related careers. Find related occupational information on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website.

SOC Codes (Standard Occupational Classification) related to Health Information Technology careers: 29-2071.00

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Overview

The Associate of Occupational Science in Health Information Management with a concentration in Health Information Technology is a comprehensive, undergraduate associate degree program. It provides 60 semester credit hours of instruction, 20 of which are devoted to laboratory work. Computer based training is used each semester to enhance learning. Day and evening students receive 20 hours of instruction per week for 4 semesters (60 weeks).

Degree Award

Students completing this program will earn an Associate of Occupational Science in Health Information Management with a concentration in Health Information Technology.