|Program name||Health Information Technology; Health Information Management Concentration|
|Address||118 Beacon Street|
|Certificates and degrees||
Associate in Science; Bachelor of Science in Management
Health Information Technology (Associate in Science)
The Health Information Technology (HIT) program places students where the expanding arena of health care meets the cutting edge of technology. HIT-related job opportunities are excellent, with options to work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, health centers, medical research organizations, consulting firms, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, insurance companies, software companies, and government health agencies. Graduates learn to organize, analyze, evaluate, compile, compute and code health data, and receive hands-on training with state-of-the-art software applications. A strong foundation is provided in filing systems and record indexes, storage and retrieval of manual and computerized data, and legal issues governing release of information.
The Fisher College HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates who meet requirements of the accredited program are eligible to take the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Program requirements must be completed within five years to be eligible to take the RHIT exam.
Bachelor of Science in Management with a Concentration in Health Information Management
The Bachelor of Science in Management, with a concentration in Health Information Management (HIM), prepares students to work with various healthcare providers, healthcare system administrators, payers, regulatory agencies, electronic health systems, and patients. Students in the HIM program learn strategic planning, organizational management, healthcare statistics, research methods, health information systems, health data structure, content and standards, health information communication technology, classification systems and reimbursement methodology, quality management, and performance improvement in healthcare.
Leah Lomeland, Online Admissions Counselor