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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

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.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Health Educators
20.79 Hourly Wage 226 Currently Employed
Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
226 Health Educators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.06 % over the next four years.
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Clinical Data Managers
37.16 Hourly Wage 333 Currently Employed
Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.
333 Clinical Data Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 13.81 % over the next four years.
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Insurance Claims Clerks
20.21 Hourly Wage 2656 Currently Employed
Obtain information from insured or designated persons for purpose of settling claim with insurance carrier.
2656 Insurance Claims Clerks are employed. This number is expected to increase by 3.54 % over the next four years.
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Insurance Policy Processing Clerks
20.21 Hourly Wage 2656 Currently Employed
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.
2656 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks are employed. This number is expected to increase by 3.54 % over the next four years.
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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
16.05 Hourly Wage 1431 Currently Employed
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.
1431 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.01 % over the next four years.
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Medical Transcriptionists
18.11 Hourly Wage 223 Currently Employed
Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.
223 Medical Transcriptionists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.52 % over the next four years.
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Informatics Nurse Specialists
38.33 Hourly Wage 12224 Currently Employed
Apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.
12224 Informatics Nurse Specialists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.4 % over the next four years.
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Medical and Health Services Managers
43.13 Hourly Wage 1742 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.
1742 Medical and Health Services Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.59 % over the next four years.
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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Health Information Technology
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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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