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, hospices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric care settings, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies.
Apply to Program
The applicant pool for programs in the School of Health Sciences is very competitive. An application does not mean acceptance into the Health Sciences program. Applicants are required to meet with a School of Health Sciences advisor before they apply to a program and may be required to attend an orientation for the Allied Health-related programs. All application correspondence from the School of Health Sciences will be through your TCC email.
Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.
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.
Student Achievement and Outcomes
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The Health Information Technology Program accreditor of Tulsa Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associates in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2021. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HIT program at Tulsa Community College has 100% registry exam pass rate for the time period 8/1/2019-7/31/2020. Responses from the 2020 student surveys revealed 100% of the respondents being satisfied with the quality of education received. The program graduation rate was 91%.
Additional information regarding the accreditation process, certification and/or the health information management profession maybe accessed at the following websites: