Health Administrative Services: Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology is a program offered under Health Administrative Services.

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, supervising employees.

In addition to classroom and laboratory course work, students participate in a supervised clinical experience in a hospital medical record department or other health information environment.

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education accredits the Health Information Technology program.

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 certification exam. Students passing this national examination may use the professional designation 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