Careers in Health Information Technology
Upon completion of the associate of science in Allied Health with a concentration in health information technology (HIT), graduates will assume roles as:
- Health Data Managers who are able to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness of data for patient records, billing, management, and other databases.
- Information Security Managers who ensure the integrity of data systems.
- Research Utilizers who are able to interpret basic descriptive, institutional, and healthcare vital statistics.
- Quality Managers who analyze clinical data to identify trends in quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare.
- Professionals who understand the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality, while adhering to regulations related to information management.
- Leaders able to create and facilitate environments that ensure positive patient care outcomes.
- Information Technologists and Systems Managers who use hardware and software to ensure accurate data collection, storage, and analysis to assist colleagues toward achieving a healthcare organization’s goals.
- Resource Managers able to monitor coding and reimbursement cycles, staffing patterns, and materiel management.
- Communicators who are able to cultivate respectful, collegial relationships to foster shared decision making.