Health Information Technology (HIT)
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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals acquire, organize, and manage health information data.  They ensure quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems.  They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, databases and registries, and maintenance of patients’ medical treatment histories.

 

Educational options

What can I earn?

The national average for annual earnings is $35,900 and the hourly earnings is $17.26. The top 10% annual earnings is $59,200 and the hourly earnings is $28.44.

Your future

Employment is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 – 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.  The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

The Health Information Management and Informatics accreditor of Shelton State Community College Health Information Technology Program is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate degree in Health Information Management and Information Management has been affirmed through 2028. 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 info@cahiim.org

Shelton State HIT Achievement/Outcomes

The Shelton State Community College HIT Achievement and Outcomes reporting period is 2019 – 2020. The HIT program has an 80% graduation rate; 60% employment rate; and 100% student satisfaction rate based on the number of survey participants.

program Faculty

Name & Title
Contact
Beth
Appling
Health Services Clerk
205.391.2654
Fredd
520
Beth Appling
Joan
Wilder
Program Director
205.391.5852
Fredd
605

Quality Matters (QM)Qualifications:
        • APPQMR Certified

Joan Wilder
Janice
Washington
Clinical Education Coordinator
205.391.2637
Fredd
608

Quality Matters (QM)Qualifications:
        • APPQMR Certified

Janice Washington