Health Information Technology Training Online
You’re not afraid to learn about things like electronic records and data security. And you’re looking to pursue a career in healthcare. Welcome to Ultimate Medical Academy where you can learn to effectively manage electronic healthcare records.
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 start 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 4 million new jobs that are projected through 2022.1
Our programs include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the online classroom. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to start a career in the fast growing healthcare industry.1 Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview ready so you can start your new career.
According to independent research published by Georgetown University, associate degree graduates earn an average of $400,000 of additional earnings over their lifetime.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 and security, implement medical procedure coding, comply with medical laws and more. As our nation’s medical records management 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 the supervision of a professional.4 This includes learning a variety of day-to-day tasks that may be common for this career field. All UMA practicums are unpaid.
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.
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 most employers prefer to hire certified health information technicians.6
Job outlook for health information technology.
People who earn a degree in health information technology may pursue entry-level positions 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 15% from 2014 to 2024.7
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