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If you love computers and want to play a crucial role in health care, consider this every-changing and growing field. Learn to test, troubleshoot, and install critical programs and support electronic medical records.

Your Degree

This certificate is the start to your associate’s degree to help you enter the health Information Technology industry. This certificate prepares you for national exams to become an AHIMA Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist and a HIMSS Certified Associate in Health Information & Management Systems.

What You’ll Learn

Health informatics incorporates computer and clinical science, health information management, social and organizational influences, and business practices to evaluate, install, and use technology to manage patient care.

By the end of this degree, you will be able to select hardware and software, work with vendors, install and test systems, diagnose IT problems, and train staff. You’ll also have hands-on experience with the newest technological healthcare innovations through the AHIMA virtual lab/Neehr Perfect and direct clinical experience in area healthcare facilities.

Accreditation and Certification Information:

MTC’s Health Information Technology Program is designed to prepare students for this ever-changing and constantly growing field. Within the program, students will cover a wide range of

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topics including health information management, medical terminology, the electronic health record, computer applications, health informatics, coding, healthcare statistics, healthcare reimbursement, continuous quality improvement, resource management, and legal issues. Students actively work with health information and receive hands-on experience with the newest technological innovations available. The program also provides direct clinical experience in area healthcare facilities.

The Health Information Technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM can be located at 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, ph. 312.233.1100, and through their website: www.cahiim.org

Health Information Technology
Student Success Plan

Graduation Academic Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018*
Graduates 20 26 21 20 21
Graduates working for an Ohio Employer

at least 10 weeks from 10-1-17 through 12-31-17

14 17 17 19 8
Annualized Median Wages

 (worked at least 10 weeks)

$31,468 $38,840 $27,452 $29,984 $27,232*
NOTE: The median annualized salary is based on graduates who worked for an Ohio Employer at least 6 weeks from 10/1/17-12/31/18. More recent graduates just starting their positions are likely to earn less than graduates who have been working for a number of years.

*Most Graduates in 2018 would not have earned a degree in the wage reporting period.

AHIMA Certification Exam Results – MTC Students- **First Time Test Takers 47% 55% 57% 56% 83%**
AHIMA Certification Exam Results – National Pass Rate 66% 65% 67% 69% 62%*
Key Employers
ADS ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS INC JOINT TOWNSHIP DISTRICT MEMORI
ADVANTAGE STAFFING LLC KNOX COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (INC.
Aetna Resources LLC Lakireddy Dental LLC
ARG RESOURCES LLC LHC GROUP INC.
ARROWHEAD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH L MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL INC.
AVITA HEALTH SYSTEM (INC) MERCY  HEALTH-DEFIANCE HOSPITA
BLANCHARD VALLEY CONTINUING CA MERCY MEDICAL PARTNERS NORTHE
BLANCHARD VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM MORROW COUNTY HOSPITAL
BUCYRUS PRECISION TECH INC. OHIO DISTRICT 5 AREA AGENCY ON
CENTRAL OHIO PRIMARY CARE PHYS OHIOHEALTH CORPORATION
CIOX Health LLC OHIOHEALTH PHYSICIAN GROUP IN
CITY OF MOUNT VERNON OPTUM SERVICES INC.
CONCERNED CITIZENS AGAINST VIO PARAMOUNT CARE INC.
CRAWFORD COUNTY AUDITOR SARAH MOORE HEALTH CARE CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SEDGWICK CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SER
DR. STEPHEN W. RITZ SUPERIOR METAL PRODUCTS INC.
GALION COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC Trilogy Management Services L
GLEN A. MCMURRAY D.D.S. & ASSO TRUITT & TRUITT OPTOMETRISTS I
HARDING MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP IN
HEARTLAND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES WOOD HEALTH COMPANY LLC

For more information contact:

Christina Manley, MAEd., RHIT
Marion Technical College
The Margie White Director of Health Information Technologies
1467 Mt Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh 43302
740-389-4636 ext 4105
manleyc@mtc.edu

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