Health Administrative Services: Health Information Technology

Health information technicians perform the essential functions of maintaining health data and records in acute, long term, and ambulatory health care settings. Opportunities also exist in related health care settings, e.g., insurance companies, medical clinics, computer software vendors, and health maintenance organizations. These functions include, but are not limited to: the coding of diseases and operations; maintaining statistics; transcribing medical reports; performing DRG and utilization review procedures; and supervising employees. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Successful completion of the Health Information Technology two-year program leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree and the student is then eligible to sit for the national accrediting exam. Students passing this national examination may use the professional designation of Registered Health Information Technician.

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Contact Information:
Pat Shaw
pshaw@weber.edu
Weber State University
3911 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-3911
Marriott Health Bldg, Rm 301
(801) 626-7989