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Health Information Technology

Upgrade your IT skills and browse a new career field.

You’re not afraid to learn about things like “electronic records,” and “data security.” And you’re looking for a rewarding career in healthcare. Well, welcome to Ultimate Medical Academy, where you can learn to effectively manage electronic healthcare records.

As a UMA health information technician student online, you’ll learn how to create, maintain and process electronic health records, help ensure data privacy and security, implement medical procedure coding, comply with medical laws and more. As our nation’s medical records management systems become more digital, this career is growing in demand.1 Care to discuss it?

Hands-on experience through a practicum.

Students enrolled in this program receive 45 hours of hands-on experience under the supervision of a professional at one of UMA’s affiliated sites.* This includes learning a variety of day-to-day tasks that may be common for this career field. Some practicums have led to an employment opportunity for the participating student. All UMA practicums are unpaid.

A variety of employment opportunities.

People who earn a degree in health information technology can go on to entry-level positions as a clinical documentation specialist, document imaging technician, health information clerk, medical records analyst, patient access representative and more. Working environments include doctor’s offices, insurance companies, health technology companies and hospitals just to name a few. Jobs within the health information technology field are expected to increase by 22% from 2012 to 2022.2

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This program can be completed in as little as 17 months.

May vary according to individual student.

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90% of employers of UMA graduates who responded to a survey said they would hire other UMA graduates.

Source: Averaged results from the Ultimate Medical Academy Ground “Employer Survey” 2014 (199 responses) and Ultimate Medical Academy Online “Employer Survey” 2014 (1,195 responses).

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This program is offered Online.

Gainful Employment

For additional information on this program’s student graduation, placement, charges, median loan debt and possible occupational outcomes, see: Associate of Science in Health Information Technology.

Gainful employment information can be found at ultimatemedical.edu/gainful-employment.pdf and includes information on tuition, loan debt, completion, placement and occupations.

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy at the phone numbers you provided above. You are not obligated to enroll.

If I need assistance in my classes there are plenty of resources available and people to talk to when I have questions. I feel completely comfortable and motivated in an online learning environment.

—Sherry W., UMA Student

The Health Information Technology — Associate of Science program is in Candidacy Status pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), www.cahiim.org. Please refer to the School Licensure, Accreditation and Approval section of the UMA Catalog for more information. 1http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm#tab-6 2http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm#tab-1 *UMA has a relationship with companies across the country for health information technology practicums. Ask a UMA representative about practicum opportunities near you. Some travel may be required. The practicum for this program includes 135 hours of simulation and 45 hours of hands-on training on site.

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy at the phone numbers you provided above. You are not obligated to enroll.