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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

Associate of Science

Associate of Science - Health Information Technology

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.
  •  Graduates of this program at Indiana University Northwest are surveyed at graduation to report on their satisfaction with the program. Data on file for the program for the past 2 years shows a better than 95% satisfaction rate with the program.

Health Information Technology Course Sequence

Year 1  
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
PSY   P101  Introductory Psychology I  3
*HIM  M101  Introduction to Health Records   3
*HIM   M107   Computer Applications in Health Information Technology   3
*MATH  M100  Basic Mathematics  4
Total 17
Summer I
*HIM   M102  Professional Practice Experience I  2
Year 2  
Fall Semester
*HIM   M201  Coding and Classification Systems  3
*HIM  M192  CPT Coding  2
*HIM   M202  Professional Practice II  3
*HIM  M208  Coding Lab  2
*HIM   M245   Health Record Law   2
*HIM   M205  Pathology 3
Total 15
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
SPCH  S121  Public Speaking  3
Total 12