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Health Information Technology

Advisor: CLOAKING , CLOAKING

The Health Information Technology program is a two-year technical program leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree designed to train health information professionals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, disseminate and maintain health care information. A career as a health information professional offers a unique opportunity to combine an interest in health information, business, and computer information science. Health Information Technology professionals are responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system.

Health Information Technology graduates are employed in hospitals, as well as in other healthcare settings, including public/private health agencies, mental helth facilities, long-term care, ambulatory care, state and federal health agencies, physician practices and home health agencies.

The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The Health Information Technology programprepares graduates to wite the national accreditation examination for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Priority is given to applicants with an ACT Composite of 16 or higher (or an equivalent score on the ASSET test). Applicants must fill out a program application. Students are admitted on a first come, first serve basis of qualified applicants.