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Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology

Program Details

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred offers the online AAS in Health Information Technology. The primary function of this field is to make sure all the medical information collected about an individual is complete, accurate, and protected, while, at the same time, readily available for health care providers when it is needed. This degree combines a profession in health care with information technology. As an HIT professional, you will be responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with medical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. You will also maintain, collect, and analyze data crucial to the delivery of quality patient care.

Potential occupational opportunities:

  • Hospitals and other health care facilities
  • Clinics and physicians' offices
  • State and federal agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Law/computer firms
  • Software companies
  • Consulting

Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)