The Health Information Technology program is a 2-year technical program leading to an associate degree that prepares the individual to work in hospitals and other health care settings managing health information in paper and electronic format. Health Information Technology combines a profession in health care with information technology. Health Information technicians maintain, collect, and analyze data crucial to the delivery of quality patient care. Health Information Technology encompasses medical coding, revenue cycle management, cancer registry, electronic health records, data management, and other areas of health informatics.
This program is offered as an online program with some courses having a face-to-face option. Professional Practice Experience II requires the student to attend clinical during the day at scheduled times during the last semester of the program.
The Health Information Technology program prepares graduates to sit for the national accreditation examination for the Registered Health Information Technician offered by the American Health Information Management (AHIMA).
The Health Information Technology program at Hinds Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) under the Health Information Management Associate Degree standards. The College's accreditation has been reaffirmed through 2027. 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.