Health Information Technology
Application Deadline is May1st
Health information management professionals serve as a vital link between health care providers, payers, and patients. Often, their roles bridge the gap and provide the connection between the clinical, operational, and administrative aspects of health care. A career in this field allows an individual to work in health care settings, but requires no direct hands-on patient care. Training in health information management provides the body of knowledge and necessary practice skills to ensure the availability of health information to facilitate health care delivery, critical health-related decision making, quality care, and reimbursement while maintaining data integrity standards, confidentiality, and data security.
The Health Information Technology associate degree program at TCC prepares the student for employment in the field of health information management in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, physician offices or clinics, ambulatory care facilities, home health agencies, hospice, long term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric care settings, insurance companies, information system vendors, colleges and universities, and pharmaceutical companies. Career options for the Health Information Technician include coding and reimbursement specialist, clinical data specialist (database research, statistics and specialty registries); patient information coordinator (release of information, confidentiality, medical-legal aspects of documentation, health history management and information resources); data quality manager (quality improvement for data integrity and quality care/service monitoring and audits); document and repository manager (retention and accessibility of health care data, and preparation and conversion to electronic health records); and health information manager (enterprise- or facility-wide line or staff manager for health information management services).
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