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

Health Sciences

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence

 
 

The Health Sciences Center of Excellence is a leading health science community college in the nation and the only one of its kind residing in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

Degrees and Certificates

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 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 100% job placement rate in 2016.
  • Job placement rate 91%.
  • RHIT pass rate 89%.
  • AAS graduates in 2018 14%.

Licensure/Certification Exam Results

 2017 Third-Party Licensure/Certification Exam Results
Occupational licensure and/or certification pass rates reported by calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). Results for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years are provided for comparison.

Program/Aligned AwardAgency StandardHCC Standard2015 Pass Rate (# Passed)2016 Pass Rate (# Passed)2017 Pass Rate (# Passed)2017 Results
Health Information Technology AAS* n/a 75% 83%(15) 80%(4) 80%(8) Exceeds Standards

* 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

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Carla Tyson-Howard

Health Information Technology