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Health Information Technology, A.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

CAHIIM LogoIf you want a meaningful career that helps save lives, but don’t want to work directly in patient care, an associate degree in health information technology might be right for you.

A Rapidly Innovating Industry

Federal regulations that require the use of electronic health records are expected to create tens of thousands of jobs in health information technology within the next three years.

The HIT program starts with a solid basis in math and English then adds expertise in medical coding, reimbursement and the privacy and security of patient records. Students will have hands-on experiences with the electronic health record (EHR) and project management as it relates to EHR implementation. They will use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data to improve patient care or control costs. The coursework and field experience prepares students for the specific work skills identified by health care industry employers and the profession’s strategic vision.

Our program is proving successful as it has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), the accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in health informatics and health information management. CAHIIM accreditation makes Indiana Tech graduates eligible to take the Register Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

Gain Success in Health Information Technology

HIT graduates are qualified for careers including:

  • Health Data Analysts
  • Release-of-Information Specialist
  • Clinical Documentation Specialist
  • Medical Coding

Job Outlook

Stacie Kreinbrink, MBA, M.Ed., RHIA, CTR

Program Lead

Credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR), professor Kreinbrink has served both industries professionally for over 15 years. She also holds a master’s degree in education with a focus on educational technology and distance learning. She believes that the students of today will become the professionals of tomorrow that shape the future of the health information industry. “It is a privilege and an honor to be able to invest in our student’s education and prepare them for successful entry into the profession,” professor Kreinbrink said.

  • RHIA Registered Health Information Administrator, AHIMA (2007)
  • CTR Certified Tumor Registrar, NCRA (2015)
  • Ed., Master’s in Education, University of Toledo (2013)
  • MBA, Master’s in Business Administration, University of Toledo (2010)
  • BA Health Information Management, University of Toledo 2009 (2007)