TCC’s Health Information Technology – Records option opens doors of opportunity for you in a broad range of health care settings. Health information technicians play a vital role in hospitals, physician offices or clinics, home health agencies, hospice, long term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric care settings, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.
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Health information technology is the comprehensive management of electronic health records, including patient medical histories and billing information such as hospital entry and consent forms, medical charts and X-rays. As a health information technologist, you work to improve health care quality, prevent medical errors, decrease paperwork, reduce health care costs and increase administrative effectiveness. Working in health care information technology also entails securing the exchange of documents and information between medical authorities, consumers, insurers, government officials and other personnel.
Career options for TCC Health Information Technology graduates include coding and reimbursement specialist, clinical data specialist, patient information coordinator; data quality manager, document and repository manager, and health information manager. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. After graduation, you are eligible to apply to take the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician.
Take your first step down the career path in health care with TCC’s Health Information Technology – Medical Records program.
The Health Information Technology Program (HIT) at Tulsa Community College is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of this program receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and are eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) national certification examination. Successful examination candidates are certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
Responses from the 2018 Graduate surveys reveal that 100% of the graduates were satisfied with the overall quality of their preparation for a career in Health Information Management. The 2018 Employer surveys revealed 100% of the respondents being satisfied with the quality of the TCC graduate. The 2017-2018 retention rate was 86%.
Additional information regarding the accreditation process, certification and/or the health information management profession maybe accessed at the following websites: