Health Information Technicians are specialists in great demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. Health Information Technicians are experts in managing patient health information, administering computer information systems, and coding diagnosis and procedures for patient health care services. This field places you where healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. Quality of care by collecting, analyzing, and reporting health care data.
The Health Information Technician, Associate in Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates are eligible to write the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) national certification examination for the RHIT credential.
The Health Information Technician Associate in Applied Science degree program at North Dakota State College of Science is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). www.cahiim.org
This option prepares the student with the necessary skills to be employed as a medical coder in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, long-term care, and insurance companies.
The medical coding certificate option at NDSCS is approved by the AHIMA and recognized as offering quality coding instruction. Graduates are encouraged to write the AHIMA national certification examination for the CCA credential.
The NDSCS comprehensive Medical coding program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This designation acknowledges the coding program as having been evaluated by a peer review process against a national minimum set of standards for entry-level coding professionals. This process allows academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and private companies to be acknowledged as offering an AHIMA Approved Coding Certificate Program. March 2010-February 15, 2015. www.ahima.org