Health Sciences - Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

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Health Information Technology professionals have responsibility for a variety of technical and managerial duties in the management of health information including diagnostic coding and data analysis as well as health systems and record maintenance. They are experts in managing, maintaining and protecting health information and medical records, whether they are in electronic or paper media. A health record is created for every patient and contains the “who, what, when, where, why and how” of patient care. This formation is used to diagnose, treat and plan health care services, evaluate overall quality of care and accurately bill for services that are provided. Health information technology professionals receive certification as Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT) by passing a national exam.