This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), which means that graduates are qualified to sit for the national board examination to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT's). It is designed to meet the increasing need for professionally trained Health Information Technicians in acute hospitals, 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.
Interested persons should attend a program orientation (see dates on program information page). Program applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact the Special Admissions Clerk at (619) 388-2684 or email@example.com.