Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.
Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physician's offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.
The Health Information Technology (HIT) program is offered totally online with the exception of the science courses (BIO 168 and BIO 169) and professional practice experiences (PPE - also known as clinical practice), which are made available in the student's region through a joint effort facilitated by the student and the HIT faculty.