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Health Information Technology

Offered at: Westminster

Degree

A.A.S. in Health Information Technology

63 credits
(4-5 semesters)

With an A.A.S. degree in Health Information Technology, you can work as a health data analyst, insurance claims analyst, records technician specialist, release of information specialist, coder, patient information coordinator, or supervisor. You could work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing-care facilities, outpatient care centers, home-health-care services, public health departments, or insurance firms.

In this program you will learn how to acquire, analyze, and protect digital and traditional medical information. You will learn the science of health information management plus the background you will need regarding legal, ethical, medical, and financial areas. Download the HIT Information Packet.

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). As a graduate of the HIT program, you will be eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam and receive the RHIT credential.

Health Information Technology degree: See required courses.

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 Certificate

 

Medical Coding

23-24 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate teaches students medical coding skills using the ICD-10 classification system for hospitals, long term care facilities and physician practices. It prepares you to work in health information management converting diagnoses and procedures from patient health records into the correct medical codes to ensure accurate billing and reimbursement.

Medical Coding certificate: See required courses.

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Information Session

Learn more about our Health Information Technology program the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in room A0211. Find us on a map.

Annual Salary


Entry Average Experienced
Health Information Technician $32,065
$47,801
$55,669
Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment (2015)

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