Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

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

Career Settings
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.

Potential Employers

  • Cabell-Huntington Hospital
  • King's Daughters' Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center

Program Outcomes*

  • 85% of students admitted to the program graduated
  • 80% of graduates are employed in the field or pursuing further degrees

*Outcomes based on 2015-2016 academic year.