Associate of Science in Health Information Technology
Are you searching for the formula for success? Consider combining these ingredients for a career with tremendous potential-healthcare and information technology.
The Health Information Management (HIM) field places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. As an HIM professional, you are the expert on patient data that doctors, nurses, and other providers rely on to perform their jobs. By maintaining, collecting, and analyzing health information, your work makes an important contribution to the delivery of quality care.
HIM professionals are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in any healthcare provider organization from large hospital systems to private physician practice. They are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs). They ensure a patient’s health information and records are complete, accurate, and protected.
Based on your skills, education, and interests, positions that may be available to you are:
- Medical Staff Services
- Health Data Analyst
- Quality Improvement Analyst
- Insurance Claims Analyst
- Records Technician
- Clinical Coding Specialist
- Physician Practice Manager
- Patient Information Coordinator
- Medical Paralegal
Registered Health Information Technicians are employed by hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, law firms, physicians, mental healthcare facilities, health data organizations, nursing homes, consulting firms, and information system vendors.
Graduates of Albany State University’s Health Information Technology Program are eligible to write the national certification examination given by the American Health Information Management Association to become Registered Health Information Technicians.
The Health Information Technology Program at Albany State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education in association with the American Health Information Management Association.
For full consideration for admission to the Health Information Technology program, the student must:
- Be admitted to Albany State University.
- Complete all required Learning Support courses.
- Complete all courses required for entry to the program with a “C” or better. Courses required for admission to the program include ALHE 1120, BIOL 2411K, BIOL 2412K, BUSA 2101, and ENGL 1101.
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Complete and submit an application for admission to the HIT program to the Program
Director by June 1st.