Health Information Technology
Associate Degree and Diploma Programs Available
Midstate College offers three programs in the Health Information Technology department for students interested in pursuing careers in health care, but working with physicians, nurses, lawyers, administrators and executives, rather than directly with patients.
Health Information Technology involves acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care.
Medical Transcription involves listening to and transcribing important medical data, dictated by physicians, for permanent patient files within a professional health care setting or from home.
Medical Coding is the process of reviewing medical information documented in patient records to translate the documentation into codes that are utilized for billing, statistics, research, and many other purposes.
The Health Information Technology AAS degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of a CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.
Employment opportunities exist for the Health Information Technology professional in any industry that utilizes patient data. Health Information Technology careers are found in a variety of settings including: healthcare facilities, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, healthcare IS/IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies, and other environments.
Classes are offered day, night, hybrid, and online.