The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Health Information Technology (HIT) program is a 60-credit hour curriculum that prepares students to identify and use a variety of informational resources and technologies to perform entry-level skills in health information positions.
Students need a wide variety of knowledge, skills and experience to prepare for a career in health information technology.
The program provides basic training in computers, health information content and management, quality improvement, coding and reimbursement, legal aspects of health information, and management of health care delivery systems.
According to the American Health Information Management Association, AHIMA, professionals credentialed as Registered Health Information Technicians have the following skills.
A specialized role for these professionals is as a cancer registrar, responsible for collecting and maintaining data on cancer patients
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Health Information Technology, AAS