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 and Professional Practice Experience (PPE - also known as clinicals), which are made available in the student's region through a joint effort facilitated by the student and the HIT faculty.
The online program has been developed to answer the need of individuals who would like to obtain their HIT education but cannot attend a traditional classroom program. Through independent study and with direction and instruction from our faculty, the student completes the courses as if they were attending classes on campus. While meeting deadlines, the students in the HIT online program complete course requirements with 24/7 availability of course materials.