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

 

Resources

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Carla Tyson-Howard

Health Information Technology