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​​Health Information Technician

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 at North Dakota State College of Science is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Medical Coding

Program Approval Statement
The North Dakota State College of Science Medical Coding program option is approved by the AHIMA Foundation’s 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, healthcare organizations and private companies 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
April of 2015 to April 30, 2018 with annual interim approval during these years.

Program goals and student outcomes are available for review in the program handbook.

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Placement Report

Health Information Technician Graduates from 2016-17 Academic Year - Includes Health Information Technician and Medical Coding
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