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

 

Licensure/Certification Exam Results

 2018 Third-Party Licensure/Certification Exam Results
Occupational licensure and/or certification pass rates reported by calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). Results for the 2016 and 2017 calendar years are provided for comparison.

Program/Aligned AwardAgency StandardHCC Standard2016 Pass Rate (# Passed)2017 Pass Rate (# Passed)2018 Pass Rate (# Passed)2017 Results
 Health Information   Technology AAS* n/a 75% 80%(4) 89%(8) 60%(3)  HCC                         Standard Not Met

* 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. At this time, the only language option currently available online is Spanish. If you would like to take courses in a language other than Spanish, 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