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Academic Features:

A career in health information technology combines the disciplines of medicine, information management, computer technology, finance and law within the health care industry. 

The registered health information technician (RHIT) performs a variety of technical health information functions, including the following: analyzing and evaluating health information for accuracy; compiling administrative and health statistics; coding diagnoses as well as procedures for reimbursement and databases; and creating disease registries for researchers.

To become certified, students in the health information technology program must successfully complete IU Northwest degree requirements for an associate of science in health information technology and pass the certification examination, administered by the national professional association, the American Health Information Management Association. Successful completion of this exam allows the individual the designation of RHIT.

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 

Program Special Features:

  •  Program first year may be completed on part-time basis, second year is full time.
  •  Bachelor's degree in HIA available at IUN 
  •  Excellent job market for graduates in this field.
  •  An outstanding program outcome is that based on 15 months of data 94% of our graduates passed the RHIT exam as compared to the national mean of 68%.
  • Fall Semester
    *ENG   W131  Elementary Composition I  3
    *PHSL  P261  Human Anatomy & Physiology I   4
    *HIM   M195  Medical Terminology  3
    *HIM   M100  Intro to Health Care Delivery and Health Information Management 2
    CSCI   A106  Introduction to Computing   3
    Total 15
    Spring Semester
    *PHSL   P262  Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4
    *HIM  M101  Introduction to Health Records   3
    *HIM   M107   Computer Applications in Health Information Technology   3
    *MATH  M100  Basic Mathematics  4
    Total 14
    Summer I
    *HIM   M193 CPT Coding  2
  • Fall Semester
    *HIM   M201  Coding and Classification Systems  3
    *HIM   M202  Professional Practice II  3
    *HIM  M208  Coding Lab  2
    *HIM   M245   Health Record Law   3
    *HIM   M205  Pathology 3
    Total 14
    Spring Semester
    *HIM   M203  Health Care Delivery and Quality Assessment  3
    *HIM   M204  Professional Practice Experience III  2
    *HIM   M200  Management in Health Information Technology  2
    *HIM  M206  Reimbursement Principles in Health Care  2
    PSY P101 Introductory Psychology I 3
    SPCH  S121  Public Speaking  3
    Total 15