Health Information Technology
The health care industry depends on electronic information systems. The correct and safe maintenance of this information is also critical to the general population, as sensitive and important medical histories are being maintained.
As health data becomes more digitized, opportunities are created for individuals with skills and knowledge to collect, analyze, monitor, maintain and report health data in accordance with established data quality principles, legal and information security standards and professional best-practice guidelines.
The associate degree program in Health Information Technology offered through the Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences at ITT Technical Institute teaches how to use technology to collect, analyze, monitor, maintain and report health data. These functions include, among other duties, processing requests for the release of personal health information, the coding of clinical information, and processing and using health data for clinical quality management, billing and reimbursement and compliance while protecting patient privacy. Graduates of this program1 may pursue entry-level positions involving health information technology in a variety of health care settings.
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This program is available at the following campus locations:
Potential Employment Includes:
- Health Data Analyst
- Health Record Analyst
- Release of Information Specialist
- Health Information Technician
- Reimbursement Specialist
- Medical Records Technician
- Registry Specialist
- Patient Information Coordinator