The Health Information Technology Associate of Science degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) with this 70-credit hour program. HIM professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting and analyzing the data that doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. They are experts in managing patient health information and health records, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnosis and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients. HIM professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies and home care providers.
- This program is 95% on-line; proctored testing requirements apply.
- 98% of the graduates taking the national certification exam pass on their first attempt. 100% pass on their second attempt.
- Graduates of the program are eligible to take the AHIMA Health Information Technician exam to become an RHIT.
Technical Standards For Students In The HIT Program
The goal of the Santa Fe College‘s Health Information Technology (HIT) Program is to prepare students for the practice of the profession of health information technology.