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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

Dr. Megan Patton

Program Lead

Professor Patton has an extensive background in both Health Information Management and Education. She has been in the field for over 20 years, serving in roles such as medical coding, medical billing, data analyst, report writer, consultant, and educator. She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA). She has served OHIMA as an elected board member, committee leader, and project leader for over 10 years. She holds a doctorate in Education and Leadership in Healthcare, as well as a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, and an Associate Degree in Health Information Technology.

  • Ed.D., Nebraska Methodist College
  • M.Ed., American Intercontinental University
  • B.S., University of Cincinnati
  • A.S., Hocking College