Health Information Technology

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Information Session
May 19, 6 - 7 p.m.
Health Careers Building,
Room 2500

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

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. search health information technology