Health Information Technology

Looking for a new career?

The Health Information Technology program is 90% online.

Many graduates are working from home!

 

What is Health Information Technology?

  • A combination of business, science, and information technology
  • Care for patients by caring for their medical data
  • Responsibility for the quality, integrity, and protection of patient’s health information
  • Ensures health information is classified and standardized for clinical, financial, and legal uses in healthcare
    • This health information can include any or all of the following: 
      • Lab results—blood tests, urine tests, etc.
      • X-rays and other radiology procedures
      • Physicians’ notes
      • Clinical information (nursing notes, physical therapy notes, and many others)
      • A history and physical exam
      • Operative and procedure reports

And so much more…

Is Health Information Technology Right for Me?

It is, if you:

  • Want to work in healthcare, but not directly with patients.
  • See yourself in a career that offers diverse opportunities.
  • Have an aptitude for science, but also like business, management, law, and technology.
  • Enjoy working with professionals: Physicians, nurses, lawyers, administrators, and executives.
  • Want a career where you can choose to work on your own, with others, or a little of both.

 

Job Settings

  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Facilities
  • Consulting Services
  • Educational Institutions
  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • Clinic/Physician Practices
  • Non provider Setting (government, law firms, vendor, and association settings)
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE)
  • Regional Extension Center (REC)
  • Home Health/Hospice Services
  • Biopharmaceutical companies
  • Other Provider Setting (rehabilitation, etc.)