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Health Information Technology Program

Health Information Technology is the perfect program for people who want to contribute to quality patient care from behind the scenes. Individuals who specialize in this area enjoy working with healthcare professionals and computer technology.

If the following qualities describe you, Health Information Technology might be a good program choice:

  • Analytical
  • Highly organized
  • Detail oriented
  • Team player
  • Like problem solving
  • Enjoy continuous learning

The Health Information Technology Program at the Honolulu campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM's website is www.cahiim.org.

Health Information Technology: What's the job outlook?

Health information technicians play a critical role in healthcare organizations by maintaining accurate records and protecting patient health information. Because the demand for healthcare is rising along with our aging population, opportunities for health information technicians are expected to remain plentiful. In fact, employment of health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.* At Heald, we can help you prepare for a rewarding career in this growing field.

What will I do with my education?

Graduates of Heald's Health Information Technology program pursue rewarding careers as health data analysts, patient information coordinators, clinical coding specialists, and insurance claims analysts. They specialize in administering healthcare information systems, managing medical records, and coding diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research purposes.

Health Information Technology Job Duties

As a professional in this field, your job responsibilities would likely involve collecting, maintaining, and analyzing the data that doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare staff use to treat patients. You could work in a hospital, managed care organization, ambulatory care facility, insurance company, or even a government agency.

You'll get more than career training at Heald. You'll gain professional polish so you can be an asset your first day on the job. If you're interested in this program, you can pursue the following future educational options:

  • Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology.

The above serves as a general overview for this program. For details, please refer to our academic catalog.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handboo, 2010-11. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

Campuses Offering the Health Information Technology Program

Please note: Program may vary by campus location and term.