Associate in Applied Science Degree, Diploma
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.
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
To learn more about HIM careers: http://himcareers.ahima.org/
To learn about how your health information is kept secure, how to start tracking your own personal health information, and the importance of having a personal health record (PHR): http://www.myphr.com/
American Health Information Management Association
North Carolina Health Information Management Association
Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management
North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance