HIT - Health Information Technology (AAS)
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The Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Health Information Technology prepares students for a career in the health information technology profession which focuses on healthcare data and the management of healthcare information resources. The profession addresses the nature, structure, and translation of data into usable forms of information including electronic health records for the advancement of healthcare. Health information technology professionals collect, integrate, and analyze primary and secondary healthcare data, disseminate information and manage information resources, related to the research, planning, provision, and evaluation of healthcare services. Health Information Technology professionals are an integral part of the planning, implementation and utilization of electronic health record systems. All Health Information Technology students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each term.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is in the process of seeking programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).