Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

Complete and organized patient records are crucial for providing appropriate medical treatment as quickly as possible. Students in this program learn to analyze medical records, assign codes, and process medical information required by insurance companies. Upon completion of the prescribed curriculum, you’re eligible to apply to take examinations for the American Health Information Management Association certification in Registered Health Information Technology (RHIT) and work in a variety of healthcare settings.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology at Austin Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (http://cahiim.org)

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Clinical Data Managers

    Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.


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  • Insurance Claims Clerks

    Obtain information from insured or designated persons for purpose of settling claim with insurance carrier.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Insurance Policy Processing Clerks

    Process applications for, changes to, reinstatement of, and cancellation of insurance policies. Duties include reviewing insurance applications to ensure that all questions have been answered, compiling data on insurance policy changes, changing policy records to conform to insured party's specifications, compiling data on lapsed insurance policies to determine automatic reinstatement according to company policies, canceling insurance policies as requested by agents, and verifying the accuracy of insurance company records.


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  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

    Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.


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