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Welcome to the Health Information Technology Department Home Page. The purpose of this and other linked pages is to furnish information about our programs, courses, and staff.

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Health Information Management (Bachelor's Degree)

Health Information Technology

Announcements Updated 02/07/2018

  1. Application deadline for fall 2018 is March 15, 2018 .

Note: If you have attended City, Mesa, or Miramar Colleges, you do not have to submit an official transcript. Your transcript will be obtained directly from the records office on your behalf.

Program Mission Statement

The Mission of the Health Information Technology (HEIT) Program is to prepare students for employment as successful Health Information Technicians.

The HEIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), therefore, graduates are qualified to sit for the national board examination to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT's). The curriculum is designed to meet the increasing need for professionally trained Health Information Technicians in acute-care hospitals, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities and governmental and private agencies.

The two-year program provides emphasis in the areas of storage and retrieval of records, quantitative analysis of medical records, coding and indexing the medical records, legal aspects of medical records, supervision of medical records, department personnel, calculation of healthcare statistics, performance of healthcare quality improvement studies, implementation of the electronic health record and an introduction to health care delivery systems.

Program applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information Sessions for Spring 2018:

Tuesday, February 20 5:00 pm S-100 building (S-201)

Monday, March 12 5:00 pm S-100 building (S-201)

Thursday, April 19 5:00 pm S-100 building (S-201)

Public Comment Procedure

Pass Rate for RHIT Exam

Graduates of the HEIT program from 2016:

100% of RHIT candidates who took the exam for the first time successfully passed the national examination and became Registered Health Information Technicians (n=14).

Scripps Mercy HIM Director Lorraine Wilson with DCP students - Health Information Management/Technology