Health Informatics and Information Management: Health Information Technician Career Information
The Health Information Technician (HIT) manages the collection, analysis and use of patient clinical information that guides the health care industry. The technician performs the following activities:
Knowledge and skills needed by the health information technician
Potential practice settings for the health information technician
Graduates may seek positions as employees or consultants in a wide variety of settings, including physician offices and other outpatient clinics, long-term care, home health agencies, hospices, acute care hospitals, mental health clinics, chemical dependency care agencies, prison health care programs, governmental agencies, vendors, insurance companies and other health related businesses.
The Health Information Technology Program at Shoreline Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The sponsoring organization for CAHIIM is the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The graduates are eligible to apply to write the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
See the HIT curriculum page.