Health Information Technology

Expand your skills by learning the latest patient-record technologies. Our program prepares you for the Registered Health Information Technician certification exam.

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What is Health Information Technology?

Health Information Technology (HIT) Program deals with the business side of healthcare. In this program students will learn

  • Medical record management
  • Privacy of health information
  • Billing and coding in major health care settings
  • Electronic health record conversions
  • And, many other areas of practice

Accreditation:

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of the program are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination.CAHIM

Where can I work?

Published Program Outcome Statistics

RHIT EXAMINATION PASS RATES:

 Year   Student Outcome 
2011 100%
2012 100%
2013 70%
2014 100%
2015 100%
2016 86%

GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT RATE:

  • 91% of 2016-2017 graduates are employed in health care.**
  • **This data is based upon 2016-2017 telephonic student surveys, and reported to the accrediting body on the 2016-2017 APAR data. The final figure represents that determined based upon response rates to the survey.

RETENTION RATE:

Health Information Technology Program, Fall to Fall Retention, 3-Year Trend

 Fall 14 to Fall 15   Fall 15 to Fall 16   Fall 16 to Fall 17 
60.5% 60.3% 73.2%

Fall-to-Fall Retention Definition: Count of students enrolled in the baseline Fall term who returned or earned a Diploma or Associate degree in the following Fall term, divided by the count of all students in the program enrolled in the baseline Fall term.

Program information

For more information about this program, give us a call!

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Kristi Couch, RHIA, CPC, CCA, CHP, CHA, Certified AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Health Information Technology
Academic Program and Clinical Education Coordinator
502.213.2221
Kcouch0033@kctcs.edu

Bryan Peebles, RHIT
Health Information Technology
Faculty
502.213.2655
bryan.peebles@kctcs.edu