Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology (HIT) program integrates biological sciences, medical record coding and classification systems, health informatics, and health information management.
Health information technicians are a key part of the health care team, ensuring the quality of medical records and analyzing patient data to improve patient care and control costs. Health information technicians work in a range of settings, from hospitals and long-term care facilities to cancer registries, managed care organizations, and physician offices.
Harper College offers a two-year degree program designed for immediate career entry into the health information technology field. Harper also offers a 19-hour medical coding certificate that can be completed in two semesters.
The Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology is CAHIIM accredited.