Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

About the Program

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.

AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Certificate Level 2, Associate of Applied Science

AREA OF STUDY: Health Sciences

Degrees and Certificates

Health Information Technology Information Session

Learn more about the Health Information Technology Program by completing an online information session.
The online information session is a mandatory requirement of the admission process.

Once you have completed the information session, you will receive an email containing the admissions application.

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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.

 

Accreditation Information

The Health Information Technology accreditor of Houston Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2021. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM,.

Name: Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Address: 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100 Chicago, IL 60601
Email address: info@cahiim.org
Phone: (312) 235-3255

 

Clinical Training Sites

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

 

Student Outcomes

  • Graduates of the program experienced a 100% job placement rate in 2016.
  • Job placement rate 91%.
  • RHIT pass rate 89%.
  • AAS graduates in 2018 14%.

 

Student Outcomes for 2019-2020:

  • RHIT Exam Pass Rate of 100%
  • Graduation Rate of 100%
  • Employment Rate of 95%

 

Licensure/Certification Exam Results

The Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician program graduates licensures/certifications are issued by the nationally recognized Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

2018–2019 Third-Party Licensure/Certification Exam Results

Occupational licensure and/or certification pass rates reported by academic calendar year (Sept. 1–Aug. 31). Results for the 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 academic years are provided for comparison.

Program/ Aligned Award

Agency Standard

HCC Standard

2016–2017

Pass Rate

(# Passed)

2017–2018

Pass Rate

(# Passed)

2018–2019

Pass Rate
(# Passed)

2018–2019 Results

Health Information Technology AAS*

n/a

75%

83% (5)

75% (6)

100% (7)

Exceeds Expectation

*Licensure/Certification is not required for employment.

 

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

 

Hybrid Programs Restrictions

Hybrid programs allow students to take a mix of online and face-to-face courses. Hybrid programs offer 50% to 85% of their courses online and the remainder of the curriculum is taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Language Option Restrictions

Some hybrid programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.

Elective Course Restrictions

Some hybrid programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online.  Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Required Course Restrictions

Hybrid programs require students to participate in campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements. 

Potential Course Restrictions

Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.

 

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Carla Tyson-Howard

Health Information Technology