Are you interested in working with data and computers in a way that can a positive impact? The fast-growing career of Health Information Technology may be the career for you.
Health Information Technology blends data analysis, information technology and the healthcare industry to improve patient outcomes, protect the health and safety of patients and staff, and inform health-care decision-making. Common Health Information Technology job titles include: medical records specialists, health information technologists, medical registrars, clinical documentation integrity specialists, health data analysts, DRG analysts, release of information specialists, and health privacy and security officers.
As a HIT professional, you will work in an office setting at a computer, developing, maintaining and advising organizations on computerized health-care systems and analyze clinical data, such as treatment and follow-up information for patients. You may also design, develop, test, and implement databases with complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status to help monitor diseases.
Getting started in this field typically requires at least an associates degree in Health Information Technology. The AAS program at Harper College will prepare you to meet eligibility requirements to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.
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