Health information professionals care for patients by caring for their medical data, focusing on completeness, accuracy and protection. They use computer applications to organize, analyze, evaluate, and report health data, complying with laws, standards, and regulations. Health information technicians often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures in health records for reimbursement and other purposes.
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), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800; telephone (312)233-1100. www.cahiim.org
Program Approval Statement
The North Dakota State College of Science Medical Coding program option is approved by the AHIMA Professional Certificate Approval Program. 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 to be acknowledged as offering an approved coding certificate program.
“Value for Students” Statement
The AHIMA Foundation’s Professional Certificate Approval Program designation:
a. Identifies specialized programs that meet established coding educational standards
b. Stimulates improvement of educational standards through faculty development opportunities, and by involving faculty and staff in program evaluation and planning
c. Promotes a better understanding of the goals of professional coding education
d. Provides reasonable assurance that practitioners possess the necessary job skills upon entry into the profession
Timeframe of Program Approval
July of 2018 to July 17, 2021 with annual interim approval during these years.
Program goals and student outcomes are available for review in the program handbook.
Health Information Technician Graduates from 2016-17 Academic Year - Includes Health Information Technician and Medical Coding
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