Job opportunities include:
Common job titles held by professionals with an associate degree in HIT include:
According to AHIMA, professionals holding the RHIT credential are health information technicians who:
Health information technology careers typically require education or experience with medical records management and electronic health records, coding and billing and regulatory requirement as well as proficiency with medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, diseases, treatment procedures and medications. This program provides training in medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, computers, health information content and management, quality improvement, coding and reimbursement, legal aspects of health information, and management of health care delivery systems.
Prospects will be best for those with a certification in health information technology, such as the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). As Electronic Health Record (HER) systems continue to become more common, health information professionals with computer skills will be needed to use them.
With experience, the professionals with the RHIT credential hold solid potential for advancement to management positions, especially when combined with a bachelor's degree.
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