A Health Information Technician, commonly known in the profession as a Registered Health Information Technician, performs a variety of health information-related functions, including organization, analysis, coding and technical evaluation of health information and interaction with administrative and financial departments of health-care facilities.

Degrees and Certificates

Health Information Technology - AAS

Health Information Coding - Certificate

Health Information Analysis - Certificate

Program Information

A Career in Health Information Technology

A Health Information Technician, commonly known in the profession as a Registered Health Information Technician, performs a variety of health information-related functions, including organization, analysis, coding and technical evaluation of health information and interaction with administrative and financial departments of health-care facilities.

Admission Steps

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Accreditation Information

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Clinical Training Sites

Clinical training is offered at various health care institutions throughout the Houston area.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program experienced a 90% job placement rate in 2011.

Employment

There are 4,698 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 13.0% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 315 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $18.36 hourly, $30,000 annually

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education certificates offer contact hours, not academic credit. One Continuing Education Unit, or CEU, is 10 contact hours of successful participation/completion in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. CEUs are not substituted for college credit hours, but rather are a means of reporting continuing education activities. Transcripts listing CEU credits satisfactorily completed are available on request. CEUs are recognized internationally as a measure of substantial professional education and training.

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