Health Information Technology Training Online
Health information technology is the backbone of healthcare. People in this important field help keep track of patient information by entering information into Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs). Information in EHRs can include medical history, symptoms and test results. People in this field also help keep information private, and help physicians access patient records. In your career training, you’ll learn common EHR systems, medical terms, and ICD-10 codes.
So if you’re interested in working in this vital field, then UMA’s Health Information Technology degree could be right for you.
Why should I earn my associate degree from UMA?
Earning an associate degree from UMA may impact your future by making you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong educational platform to pursue a new career. Let us help you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the 2.4 million new jobs that are projected through 2026.1
Our programs include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with the online classroom. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue a career in the fast-growing healthcare industry.1 Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview- ready so you can pursue your new career.
According to independent research published by Georgetown University, associate degree holders on average earn $400,000 more over their lifetimes compared to the earnings for someone with just a high school diploma.2 An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for future promotions. Let UMA help you change your future.
A growing and in-demand field.3
As a UMA health information technician student online, you’ll learn how to create, maintain and process electronic health records, help ensure data privacy, implement medical procedure coding, comply with medical laws and more. As our nation’s medical records systems become more digital, this field is growing in demand.3 Contact us to learn more about this program.
Real-world experience through a practicum.
Students enrolled in our Health Information Technology program receive 45 hours of hands-on experience under supervision.4 This includes learning a variety of day-to-day tasks that may be common for this career field. All UMA practicums are unpaid.
Students in UMA’s HIT program receive course preparation to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam offered through AHIMA. Only students who graduate from a CAHIIM-accredited institution can sit for the RHIT exam.5 Earning the RHIT credential can make you a more appealing candidate for Health Information Technology jobs because certification is often required for health information technicians.6
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM accreditation signifies that a program has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the standards set by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Below are outcomes for the Health Information Technology program per CAHIIM requirements. For the reporting period between 8/1/2015 and 7/31/2016, Ultimate Medical Academy’s Health Information Technology program had the following outcomes7:
- 75.7% retention rate
- 24.3% attrition rate
- 78.5% job placement rate
For the 2014-2015 cohort, 52.4% of first-time, full-time students in the Health Information Technology program graduated within 150% of the program length.8
Job outlook for health information technology.
People who earn a degree in health information technology can pursue entry-level positions such as a clinical documentation specialist, document imaging technician, health information clerk, medical records analyst, medical records coordinator, 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 13% from 2016 to 2026.9
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