Health Information Technology at Brookhaven

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program at Brookhaven will prepare you for a career in a fast-growing job sector. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

Are you organized and detail-oriented? Would you like a career that combines technical office skills with health care, the fastest-growing job sector through the next decade? Our Health Information Technology program could be a perfect fit for you.

HIT Program Mission
The Brookhaven Health Information Technology program provides quality education that academically and professionally prepares graduates to meet health information management (HIM) industry standards and competencies.

What is Health Information Technology (HIT)?
Health Information Technology refers to the technology framework used to manage health information that ensures record accuracy, organization, quality, security and accessibility for patients.

What does a HIT professional do?
Health information professionals are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs). They ensure that a patient's health information and records are accessible, complete, accurate and protected. 

With an associate degree in Health Information Technology, you can gain the technical and administrative skills to develop and manage complex health information systems consistent with professional and regulatory standards. Health industry employers are looking for workers who are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications and who can understand the workflow in any health care provider organization.

What will you study?
You'll be trained in common medical terminology, coding and classification systems, medical software applications, legal and ethical aspects of health information, health care statistics, coding and reimbursement methodologies, quality assessment and performance improvement — so you can go right to work.

The Health Information Technology program includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Coding and classification systems
  • Computer software applications
  • Pathophysiology (the study of disease management)
  • Pharmacology (the study of drug classifications and their therapeutic uses)
  • Health care delivery systems
  • Health care statistics​

Please contact us for an information packet and program application.