What is Health Information Technology?
The 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
The Health Information Management accreditor of Jefferson Community and Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at email@example.com.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination.
Where can I work?
Published Program Outcome Statistics
RHIT EXAMINATION PASS RATES:
GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT RATE:
- 89% of 2019-2020 graduates are employed in health care.**
- **This data is based upon 2019-2020 telephonic student surveys, and reported to the accrediting body on the 2019-2020 APAR data.The final figure represents data determined based upon response rates to the survey.
Health Information Technology Program, Fall to Fall Retention, 3-Year Trend
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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.
For program admission, please contact Kristi Couch.
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.