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Health Information Technology, AAS

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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, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

Employers surveyed in 2017 reported 100% satisfaction with recent graduates.
100% of students in the class of 2017 successfully completed the program and graduated.
100% of students from the class of 2017 applying to HIM Bachelor degree programs had transfer credits accepted.
85% of students sitting for the RHIT exam in 2017 passed.

The HIT program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).


Health Information Technology, AAS - Program of Study - Course Information & Admissions Criteria
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Penny Wells
Health Information Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor
PWells@southwesterncc.edu
828.339.4362
800.447.4091, ext. 4362
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Health Information Technology Instructor
828.339.4263
800.447.4091, ext. 4263