The Registered Health Information Technician performs technical health information management (medical records) functions in various health care facilities, including organizing paper and electronic health records; coding diseases, procedures, and other therapies according to recognized classification systems; inputting and retrieving computerized health data; controlling the usage and release of health information; and participating in the management of the revenue cycle. Students will be eligible to take the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Examination.
The Delgado Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply to complete the national certification exam for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). The RHIT credentials are recognized throughout the United States.
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601 (312-233-1131)
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Graduate Placement Rate (based on the percentage of graduates actively seeking employment and being hired within 6 months of graduation): 75% of the graduates obtain jobs in a related field within six months after graduation.
Graduate Satisfaction Rate: 88% of the graduates were satisfied with the quality of the program.
Employer Satisfaction Rate: 95% of the employers were satisfied with the competencies of the Health Information Technology graduates they hired.
Certification Outcomes: 97% of the graduates have passed the certification exam on the first attempt within one year of graduation
Although health information technicians are employed primarily in the medical record/health information department of hospitals, there are increasing opportunities with other health care facilities, such as physician offices, home health care agencies, health maintenance organizations, outpatient clinics (medical, surgical, psychiatric), hospice facilities, nursing homes, and educational organizations.
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