Health Information Technology

 
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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 offices, hospice, and mental health facilities. 
 
With the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) required experience, graduates of the coding diploma and coding certificate programs of study may be eligible to write the "CCS" (Certified Coding Specialist) and/or the "CCS-P" (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based) master level coding specialist examinations. Employment opportunities without one of these coding certifications are limited to entry-level positions. Therefore, students are encouraged to continue their education and complete the degree to receive the full benefits of this growing healthcare field. 
 
All programs of study are offered in a hybrid model with the exception of three professional practice experience courses which are completed at assigned healthcare agencies. 
 
 


          
Advising & Registration
 
Prior to scheduling an advising appointment, please complete the application for admission declaring Health Information Technology as your major as well as the residency determination. Click here for more information. 
 
Faculty Advisors are on campus and are available to assist you in registering for Fall 2020 classes. Sign up now for Click here to schedule an advising appointment
Health Information Technology Program Performance Data
 
 
 
  2016 - 2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Graduation Rate 44.44% 31.58 13.33%
Attrition Rate 16.67% 21.05% 13.33%
Progression Rate 38.89% 47.37% 73.33%
Job Placement Rate* 87.5% 66.7% 100%
RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rate 100% 100% 66.7%**
**2018-2019 RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rate (3 test takers, 2 passed and one graduate sat for RHIT exam more than 6 months following graduation date)
 
  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Graduation Rate available Spring 2021 available Spring 2022 available Spring 2023
Attrition Rate available Spring 2021 available Spring 2022 available Spring 2023
Job Placement Rate* available Spring 2021 available Spring 2022 available Spring 2023
RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rate available Spring 2021 available Spring 2022 available Spring 2023
 
 
Student Achievement Data
 
Reporting Period
8/1/2019 - 7/31/2020
Full-time Part-Time Total
Students available Spring 2021 available Spring 2021 available Spring 2021
Graduates available Spring 2021 available Spring 2021 available Spring 2021
Attrition available Spring 2021 available Spring 2021 available Spring 2021
Progression available Spring 2021 available Spring 2021 available Spring 2021
 
Reporting Period
8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019
Full-time Part-Time Total
Students 4 11 15
Graduates 2 0 2
Attrition 0 2 2
Progression 2 9 11
 
Reporting Period
8/1/2017 - 7/31/2018
Full-time Part-Time Total
Students 13  19 
Graduates
Attrition
Progression
 
Reporting Period
8/1/2016-7/31/2017
Full-time Part-Time Total
Students 15 3 18
Graduates 8 0 8
Attrition 3 0 3
Progression 4 3 7