Health Information Technology
Technology is changing the way the healthcare industry provides care and service. The Health Information Technology (H.I.T.) degree program McKinley College’s Health Information Technology Degree program aims to prepare students with the most current and effective resources for ensuring efficient care of patients in hospitals, outpatient clinics, insurance companies and many other types of careers.
The proper understanding of innovative developments in the healthcare industry will prepare individuals for branching out and fulfilling personal goals in the most efficient and effective way possible. Many factors of business as well as informatics must be taken into consideration when becoming a successful administrator of a healthcare office. The intricate tasks of delegating responsibilities, social awareness, public responsibility as well as following strict legal and industry standards, is part of the education students will gain from McKinley’s Associate's degree program. The H.I.T. degree option gives students the opportunity to earn an education while still fulfilling current career and family obligations.
The Health Information Technology curriculum prepares graduates for careers in the medical administrative field and give graduates the foundation of a formally trained, professional. The health informatics courses cover topics of basic medical terminology, computer applications, anatomy & physiology, disease processes, statistics & data analysis and diagnostic coding. These courses should give students the needed understanding of healthcare functions to with a significant knowledge and skill to become a successful asset in most medical and health departments.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Distance Education Accrediting Council
McKinley College originally began through its parent company, Weston Distance Learning in 1981, in response to a growing demand for “high-quality and affordable degree-granting distance education” targeting the adult sector. Founded in 2006, Weston leadership opened McKinley College in order to reach a demographic beyond the typical physical campus, to include professionals seeking career moves, work-from-home individuals, along with military personnel and retirees looking for new challenges.
Programs are taught by qualified instructors with “advanced degrees in their subject areas” and all course materials are subjected to “academic review” for approval. McKinley offers individualized scheduling and most students can complete their associate’s degree in sixteen months. Furthermore, McKinley College retains articulation agreements with select schools for students planning to further pursue a bachelor’s degree.
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