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Health Information Technology


Program Description

The Health Information professional is responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. The health information professional maintains, compiles and reports health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; abstracts and codes clinical data using appropriate classification systems; and analyzes health records according to standards.

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

 

The Associate Degree Health Information Technology Program at ISU College of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education(CAHIIM).

Accreditation is a mechanism for assuring academic quality in higher education. The institution that sponsors an accredited CAHIIM program, is required to have institutional accreditation by a regional or qualified institutional accreditor which must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and must have provisions for Title IV Eligibility.

 

 

Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Five-Year Average

96%

 

Idaho Median Income

$34,870


National Median Income

$38,040

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Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August
  • Courses are available online
  • Program admits 20 students each year
  • Graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam

Degree Options

Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science (2 years)

Health Information Technology Medical Coding Intermediate Technical Certificate (1 year)

Bachelor of Science in Health Science (4+ years)

Bachelor of Applied Science (4+ years)

Career Opportunities

  • AHIMA Career and Student Center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Physician offices
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Computer software vendors
  • Law firms
  • Insurance companies

Minimum Test Scores

New SAT English: 360 Math: 360
Old SAT English: 360 Math: 320
ACT English: 14 Math: 14
ALEKS   Math: 14
AccuPlacer English: 53  
COMPASS Writing: 55 Pre-Algebra: 38

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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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