Health Information Technology

Associate in Science

Health Information Technology

Basic ICD coding, insurance billing, health law and health information systems

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Health Information Technology degree improves the health care delivery system through educating and training students to become knowledgeable about the management of health information systems. Health care is the largest industry in the U.S. and there is enormous demand for skilled health information technology professionals to design, operate and maintain the technology that makes the health care system run. There's a high demand for health information technologist jobs including clinical coders, health information technicians, data analysts, patient information coordinators and health record technicians. In addition to ensuring that health records are accurate and complete, registered health information technologists must maintain all health records according to federal, state and local laws.

Students will gain technical knowledge of health systems, data entry and retrieval, and a strong technology background, with regulatory knowledge to equip students to modify and recommend medical record technology solutions.

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Program Outcomes

  2013  2014 2015
RHIT Pass Rate    84%     88%     100%    


Program Code: 2277

70 Credits

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School of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.

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(904) 646-2300

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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

A technical certificate, Medical Information Coder/Biller, is included as an option within this degree program. This certificate can/will be earned during the pursuit of the degree program.

 

Career Opportunities

Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure that the information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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