Program Code: 3520
The Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree is an AHIMA/CAHIIM accredited 70-credit hour program.
Health information management (HIM) professionals, an allied health profession, lead efforts to ensure the availability, accuracy, integrity, and security of all data related to patient healthcare encounters that result in better clinical and business decisions to enhance healthcare quality.
HIM professionals play a critical role in gathering, analyzing, and protecting the data that doctors, nurses and other health care providers rely on to deliver quality health care. They are experts in managing and ensuring the accuracy and the integrity of the patient health information and health records, administering information systems, coding and billing the diagnosis and procedures for health care services provided to patients. HIM professionals are the bridge between clinical, business, and technology needs within a healthcare facility. HIM professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies and home health care providers. Students needing additional information should check the program website: http://www.sfcollege.edu/hitprograms/ or contact a Business Programs advisor.
Note: HSC 2531 - Medical Terminology is a prerequisite for the Health Information Technology program. Also a C or Better is required for all courses.