Health Information Technology
Prepare for a career that combines healthcare and technology to make a real impact in patients' experience. As a health information technology professional, you will play a vital role in ensuring the accuracy, accessibility, quality, and security of patient health records. They are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHR).
This degree combines elements of health science, information technology, management, healthcare reimbursement and law to prepare you for this role. Our Health Information Technology Associate's degree lays the building blocks for career growth, further education, and a future in management.
What Jobs Can I Pursue with A HIT Associate's Degree?
- Health Information Technician
- Release of Information Specialist
- Coding/Billing Specialist
- Revenue Cycle Reimbursement Specialist
- Patient Care Coordinator
- Compliance Auditor
HIT Career Opportunities in The Following Healthcare Settings:
- Hospitals and medical clinics
- Physician offices
- Long-term care facilities
- Computer software vendors
- State and local government healthcare agencies
- Insurance companies
- Curious where this degree will lead you? Go here: AHIMA - Career Map
- US Salary Survey Report for HIM Professionals in 2019
HIT Program has selective admission:
- Application cycle opens in mid-January and closes mid-April. Applications will only be accepted after this date if space is available.
- Program accepts students to start in the Fall semester and admits 20 students per year.
- Courses are online with the exception of HITT 2261-Clinical and BIOL 2401 & Biol 2402 labs.
- Utilize state-of-the-art health information technology and software
- Gain practical skills in virtual labs and a real work setting
- Graduates are eligible to sit for the national accreditation exam for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
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How to Apply
TJC is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Health Information Technology program is limited. Please fill out the Selective Admissions Application to apply for this program.
The Health Information Technology Degree Program at Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (http://cahiim.org).
Student Outcomes for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
- RHIT Exam Results: 85% (six out of seven students successfully passed the Registered Health Information Technology Exam)
- Attrition Rate: 12%
- Retention Rate: 88%
- Graduation Rate: 100%
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For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.