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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology  Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
62 Credit Hours in as little as 16 months, self-paced

HIT Certification

Certification Results:

Health Information Technology Estimated Time of Completion

Program Goal:
To prepare students to obtain applicable industry certifications. U.S. Career Institute recommends the CIC® or the CPC-A®. Included with our course, we cover the cost of the industry certification exam(s) of your choosing – up to $730 value.†

Program Outcomes

The benefits of information technology in healthcare cannot be overstated. The impact on the quality of patient care has been immense. With a degree in Health Information Technology, you’ll have the skills you need to be a qualified HIT Specialist. Health Information Technician roles and responsibilities include organizing and managing health information data, as well as taking the time to ensure that it's accurate, accessible, and secure in both paper files and electronic systems. HIT jobs involve overseeing all information transmitted through medical technology platforms along with the upkeep of the software. With our help, you can learn the essential HIT skills needed to get started on a new career path or advance in your current career. There's no better time than now to start earning your degree.

The coursework trains students to:

  • Demonstrate the technical and ethical skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment in the health information management industry.
  • Apply medical records, billing and insurance reimbursement, coding, and medical office principles, procedures and practices.
  • Apply the anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology knowledge necessary to work in the health information field.
  • Manage insurance billing and reimbursement processes.
  • Apply diagnostic and procedural codes to medical records.
  • Demonstrate awareness of legal and ethical issues in the healthcare industry.
  • Use health information technology to gather and analyze health data.

Program Outline

Semester 1 Courses Credit Hours
GE101 Success Strategies 1
HM101 Intro. To Health Information Tech. 2
PY110 Workplace Psychology 3
MH101 Applied Business Math 3
HM140 Medical Terminology 3
CS101 or CS102 Computer Applications 3
Total: 15
Semester 2 Courses Credit Hours
HM125 Billing for Reimbursement 3
SC150 Anatomy and Physiology I 1
SC155 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
EN110 Business Communications 3
HM160 Medical Office and Records Mgmt. 3
SC160 Pathology and Disease Processes 3
Total: 16
Semester 3 Courses Credit Hours
HM165 Electronic Health Records 1
HM200 Pharmacology 3
HM210 Health Statistics and Data Analysis 3
HM230 Health Information Mgmt. Systems 3
HM245 Diagnostic Coding 3
HM250 Health Info. Technology Mgmt. 3
Total: 16
Semester 4 Courses Credit Hours
HM265 Inpatient Procedural Coding 3
GE200 Career Development Strategies 2
HM270 Procedural Coding 3
HM285 Advanced Coding and Billing for the ICD-10 User. 2
HM290 Law and Ethics for the Healthcare Professional 3
HM295 HIT Practicum for the ICD-10 user 2
Total: 15

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†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by the certifying body(ies), has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $730 towards the cost of the exam(s), study guide(s) and practice test(s).