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.