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.
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.
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 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
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
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