Healthcare Information Technology
Are you ready to train for a career in the Healthcare industry? The Healthcare Information Technology program was developed to prepare you for a career as a Medical Records and Health Information Technician by combining online classes with hands-on training in our Hybrid Track program. In as little as 18 months, you can earn an Associates Degree and be ready to start a new career.
As a Healthcare Information Technology professional, you can be an important member of a healthcare team by helping improve the efficiency of a healthcare office. With industry-experienced instructors and a Career Services team to assist you, you can get the support you need every step of the way.
Hybrid Track programs consist of blended online and on-campus training programs. This provides you the opportunity to receive hands-on training in our labs as well as connect with instructors and classmates in an online setting.
The Healthcare Information Technology program can prepare you for a job in a healthcare setting, such as a physician’s office, laboratories, and hospitals or other similar facilities. Some of the classes you could take include:
During your online lessons, you can learn how to use and maintain the software needed to perform your job. Some of the software includes:
This program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level job as a Medical Records and Health Information Technician, and the Career Services team can assist you in marketing yourself for the right career opportunity. They can help you with:
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians support both the administration of the office and ensuring the accuracy and privacy of healthcare records. While the role of a Medical Records and Health Information Technician can vary by the healthcare office they work in, the role requires you to possess both interpersonal and technical skills. Duties can be broken into three categories: administrative duties, analysis duties, and organization.
You may work with the office manager on a daily basis to ensure the administrative functions of the healthcare office remain up-to-date. You may also be required to enter data, compile reports or complete one of these duties:
Reviewing patient records for completeness and accuracy helps healthcare professionals assist their patients throughout their medical lives. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians are responsible for analyzing and reviewing the records in order to maintain them and keep them compliant with current healthcare regulations.
Keeping the medical records in a healthcare office organized is vital to keeping everything running efficiently. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians will interact with doctors and other healthcare personnel to ensure the patient records are organized, accurate, and complete.
The Healthcare Information Technology program prepares you for an entry-level position as a Medical Records and Health Information Technician. To enroll, you need your high school diploma or GED. Basic skills in math and computers are a plus. Employers may require you to get extra certification, such as the Registered Health Information Technician (RIHT) and the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) certifications.
How do you know if a career in Healthcare Information Technology is good for you? Here are some things to consider:
If this sounds like you, then training as a Medical Records and Health Information Technician is a good career choice.
According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians currently earn a median salary of $39,810 per year or $18.83 per hour*. The median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $39,180 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,810, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $64,610. The Healthcare Information Technology program prepares you for an entry-level position.
Additionally, you might be eligible for a variety of benefits, such as vacation or sick time, flexible working hours, insurance and a stable work/life balance. Each healthcare office is different so it is a good idea to weigh all your options when presented with a position so that you accept an offer in an office you will be successful in.
The Medical Records and Health Information Technician field is growing fast and according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, expected growth in the field is 13% growth between 2016 and 2026*. This growth is faster than average for the overall projection for all occupations.
The healthcare industry is constantly changing. It is an exciting career opportunity with advances in science, research, and technology. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians are an integral part of the healthcare team. As the demand for preventative medical services increases, the need for personnel to organize and manage healthcare data is also growing.
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians may be able to work in:
Turn your passion for helping people into a career with our Healthcare Information Technology program. Our industry-experienced instructors and convenient hybrid schedule make it easy for you to gain the skills you need to be successful in this growing field. To get started, call us at 800-705-9182 or click here to request more information.* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm