Health information technologists and medical registrars
Apply knowledge of healthcare and information systems to assist in the design, development, and continued modification and analysis of computerized healthcare systems. Abstract, collect, and analyze treatment and follow-up information of patients.
- Indiana - $37,850
- United States - $55,560
Medical record specialist
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 healthcare system. Classify medical and healthcare concepts, including diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment, into the healthcare industry's numerical coding system. Includes medical coders.
- Indiana - $46,640
- United States - $46,640
Cancer tumor registrar
Identifies, registers, and maintains records of all cancer patients by using a tumor registry data system.
- United States - $57,500
Associate of Science in Health Information Technology
Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT) perform a variety of health information functions such as ensuring the quality, confidentiality, and completeness of patient health information, use of computer applications to code diagnoses and procedures, compile administrative and health statistics, and contribute to disease registries.
100% graduation rate
Outcomes from 2020-2021 academic year
- Students may complete the program on a part-time basis
- Excellent job opportunities are available to graduates
- Program graduates are guaranteed entry into the bachelor program
- Graduates from this program are qualified to sit for the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination
The mission of the Indiana University Northwest Health Information Technology program is to provide a quality health information education that prepares students to be competent and ethical entry-level health information management practitioners. The program seeks to instill student values related to the privacy, security, integrity, and accuracy of patient health information, thereby helping to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.
The program continuously reviews the appropriateness and effectiveness of the curriculum, with the results of the program assessment used as the basis for ongoing planning and improvement. This review is met through the utilization of a dedicated Program faculty, clinical faculty, and an advisory board. With strong faith in these professionals, we set forth the following student learning goals:
- To demonstrate competence in curricular standards as set forth by the AHIMA.
- To effectively carry out the functions of the health information management discipline.
- To be prepared for continued learning at the baccalaureate level
- To be actively engaged within the health information professional community
The Health Information Management accreditor of Indiana University Northwest is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To become credentialed, students in the Health Information Technology program must successfully complete the academic requirements for an associate of science in health information technology. The RHIT exam is administered by the national professional association, AHIMA. Successful completion of this exam allows the individual to use the designation of RHIT.
For more information regarding the RHIT certification exam please visit the AHIMA Certification website.