Health Information Technology
Health Information Technicians are the individuals who compile the data for medical-related agencies. More importantly, they determine specifically how that data is compiled and reported to insurance companies, government agencies and others for reimbursement, research, and quality monitoring.
Skills needed to work as a Health Information Specialist include: alertness, good vision, manual dexterity, keyboarding skills, ability to do filing, assembling, problem solving and analysis, ability to work at one station for extended periods of time, ability to work under pressure and observe deadlines, and the ability to communicate in writing and verbally.
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The Health Information Technology Associate’s Level program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Graduates of the two year program are eligible to write the national certification exam (Registered Health Information Technician-RHIT) given by the American Health Information Management Association.