Health information technicians are the professionals responsible for maintaining components of health information systems in a manner consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. The health information technician may be responsible for functional supervision of the various components of the health information system.
What You’ll Learn
In all types of facilities, and in various locations within a facility, the technician possesses the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, quality assessment, and research; to abstract and code clinical data using appropriate classification systems; and to analyze health records according to standards. See the current advising sheet for more details.
Credits Required: 62 hours
Credential Earned: Associate of Applied Science
Health information technicians work in a wide variety of settings including acute, ambulatory, and long-term care facilities, state and local health departments, insurance companies, rehabilitation centers, and physician’s offices.
*Outcomes based on 2015-2016 academic year.