Upgrade your knowledge and skills to meet the needs for industry-relevant IT professionals in healthcare.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 20 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018, and technicians with a strong understanding of technology and computer software will be in particularly high demand*.
Ultimate Medical Academy's (UMA) Associate of Science in Health Information Technology degree program has been designed to provide students with a solid foundation in analytical, technical and management skills associated with health information. Through practical approaches and professional domains, students will acquire essential, entry-level competencies to support the principles and management of health information technologies.
Health information technology is one of the health-related occupations in which there is no direct hands-on patient care. Technicians typically work in physician offices, hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, offices of physicians, and certain areas of the government.*
What You Can Learn
The UMA Health Information Technology associate degree program offers a career-focused curriculum that combines general education courses with specialized training that can teach you how to:
Assess and monitor the quality of medical records, such as electronic health records (EHR), by verifying their completeness and proper entry into computer systems.
Use health information systems and technology to assemble, store and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient care and reporting of information.
Apply laws and certification standards related to health information initiatives.
Apply coding diagnoses and procedures in patient records for reimbursement and research.
Apply management skills to participate in and work with HIM teams.
This UMA Associate degree program can be completed in as few as 18 months depending upon selected concentration. Coursework focuses on preparing you with industry-relevant skills sought by today's employers of IT professionals in the field of healthcare. For example:
In Introduction to Healthcare Computer Information Systems, students focus on various computer information needs of the evolving healthcare system and examine potential pitfalls in communication between those in IT and those in the medical community.
In Healthcare Data Quality and Management, students receive an overview of quality improvement methodologies and expand on the use of health information and data for utilization review, risk management, and organizational approaches to quality assessment activities.
Courses at UMA are taught by instructors with industry-relevant experience sought by today's healthcare employers. They are committed to helping you prepare for career opportunities in the area of health information technology
How You Can Prepare
Successful completion of your AS in Healthcare Management includes UMA's Think, Build, Live Success™ (TBLS) training, a life skills and self-empowerment curriculum built into all of our programs of study, because today's employers are seeking well-rounded individuals with interpersonal and organization skills to match their technical knowledge and expertise. TBLS also focuses on the job search process and includes techniques for conducting a targeted job search, including contacting prospective employers and tracking job leads.
Associate Yourself with Success.
Advancing your education can be an excellent way to achieve personal, professional and academic satisfaction. It's also a great way for motivated individuals to keep their knowledge and skills current with the latest tools, technologies, theories and practices of today's ever-evolving healthcare industry.
To learn more about UMA, our career-focused programs or how to apply for admission, please contact us today.
The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such a transfer credits, repeated courses and/or price changes. One set of books is included in tuition but students are charged for any book replacements. UMA does not offer on-campus room and board.
WHAT IS THE REPORTED GRADUATION TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM, ASSUMING CONTINUOUS, FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT?
The normal time for this program is 73 weeks. The graduation rate is unavailable because the UMA Online campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.
The graduation rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of UMA students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The actual length of the program will vary from normal time based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend part time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load. Since normal time includes weeks when students may not be attending classes, it also differs from the amount of instructional time, as further specified in the UMA catalog. The graduation rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
WHAT IS THE JOB PLACEMENT RATE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING THE PROGRAM?
The placement rate is unavailable because the UMA Online campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.
This is the placement rate for students graduating from the program during the 2011-2012 Award Year who were reported as placed to UMA’s accrediting agency, ABHES. The rate was calculated using ABHES methodology. Placements may or may not be in the standard occupations published in these disclosures.
WHAT FINANCING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows:
The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to UMA.
* The student debt information is unavailable because the UMA Online campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.
To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, Ultimate Medical Academy publishes certain information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information contained in this document does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. UMA reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees, modify programs of study and revise information at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, standards and guidance. Numerous factors affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student.
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Ultimate Medical Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and awards healthcare diploma programs such as medical billing and coding, medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, nursing assistant and dental assistant with expanded functions. Ultimate Medical Academy campus locations are in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida.