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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Health Information Technology

Manage information that improves lives

A complete and well-organized patient health record is crucial in providing appropriate treatments as quickly as possible. In Austin Community College’s Health Information Technology Program, you’ll learn how to analyze medical records, assign codes to diagnoses and procedures, and translate descriptions of illnesses, injuries, and procedures into alphanumeric designations required by insurance companies. Upon program completion, students will be qualified to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

Career Information

As the medical field continues to transfer information from antiquated paper filing systems to a sophisticated patient database, health information technology skills are in high demand. As a health information technologist you’ll review health charts for completion and accuracy and generate reports that are crucial for proper diagnoses, accurate insurance claims, and successful patient care.

Job Titles

  • Health data analyst
  • Insurance claims analyst
  • Records technician specialist
  • Clinical coding specialist
  • Physician practice manager
  • Patient information coordinator
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Program Accreditations

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)

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Academic Awards

Health Information Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

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