If you are interested in the healthcare industry and information technology the Health Information Management & Technology (HIMT) is the right choice. When studying health information, students will acquire a versatile yet focused skill set incorporating electronic health record (EHR) data management, data analytics, information integrity, data quality, workflow re-design and medical coding and billing.
Health Information professionals use their knowledge of healthcare, information technology, and data management to form the link between clinicians, administrators, and information technology professionals, all "behind the scenes" of direct patient care.
The HIMT Program's curriculum focusses on:
- Healthcare Compliance: regulatory, medical coding, fraud surveillance, clinical documentation improvement
- Revenue Management: fee and revenue cycle
- Data Use and Analytics: analytics and decision support, statistics, consumer information, data quality & integrity
- Information Governance: EHR data management & Health Information Protection: access, disclosure, archival & privacy & security
At CVTC you will experience this career through classroom discussions, hands-on classroom/lab activities, and professional practice experiences.
The HIMT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates from this program are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by AHIMA to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). These are credentials required by employers for most positions in this field.