Health Information Technology Online Associate Degree
The health information technology online associate degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and prepares students for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification examination and a career in health information technology. Health Information Technology professionals play a key role in preparing, analyzing, and maintaining health records and are considered experts in assuring the privacy and security of health data.
The health information field is increasingly focusing on electronic patient records, database management, and information privacy and security. HIT professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, physician practices, long-term care, home healthcare, insurance, managed care, health technology firms, and pharmaceutical companies.
Graduates of the program will:
- Understand healthcare laws, regulations, accreditation, licensure, certification standards, and ethics in the health information technology profession.
- Be able to collect, analyze, and maintain health record content in paper or electronic mediums.
- Understand ICD and CPT codes on inpatient and outpatient records.
- Master healthcare billing and reimbursement processes for inpatient and outpatient encounters.
- Demonstrate quality management, utilization management, risk management, and healthcare vital statistics in the health information technology profession.
- Have a professional development plan to achieve and maintain certification.
The Health Information Technology accreditor of National American University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). NAU’s accreditation for the associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2021.
All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to:
CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601; by phone at 312.235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Listing (99 Credits)
HT1000D Introduction to Health Information Management and Healthcare
HT2117D ICD Coding and Pathophysiology I with Lab
HT2127D ICD Coding and Pathophysiology II with Lab
HT2130D Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab
HT2135D Advanced Coding with Lab
HT2200D Health Information Management Systems
HT2210D Healthcare Data Quality and Management
HT2230D Healthcare Reimbursement
HT2240D Health Information Management and Supervision
HT2250D Medical Law and Ethics for Health Information Professionals
HT2500D Health Information Technology Practicum
ME1140 Medical Terminology for Health Professions
EN1150 Composition I
EN1300 Composition II
EN2100 Speech OR
EN2150 Interpersonal Professional Communication
SC1221 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
SC1224D Advanced Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
MA2000 Quantitative Reasoning
HU2000 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
CS1201 Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!
CS1301 Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success
CS2086 Career Path Planning
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.