Health Information Technology Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Camden County College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology for students interested in careers within health organizations, or with professional interests in taking on the responsibilities of performing functions and processes related to the utilization of technology in assistance of daily operations. Health information systems are utilized by healthcare organizations to provide the best care possible, and students will learn to apply technology and information gathering to help the operations of healthcare services. Students will develop their education in coding, statistical literacy, and understanding of health care regulations and practices that define the duties as part of health information technology professionals’ duties.
Students will develop an understanding of information technology and its utilization within healthcare services through a curriculum that consists of 67 credit hours of classes. Those classes include introduction to ambulatory coding, diagnostic and procedural coding, and statistical methods for health information.
Potential qualifications of heath information technology professionals include the ability to manage health data, to apply coding and reimbursement systems, to maintain electronic applications associated with managing health information, and to apply organizational management techniques. Graduates should also be able to interpret medical records, as well as gather, interpret, analyze, and monitor data utilized by health information systems for the purpose of managing quality and improving performance. Other abilities include interpreting, and analyzing healthcare statistics, and being able to display professional behavior and ethics.
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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