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The Fisher College Health Information Technology Program will provide the curriculum to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. Graduates will have a strong foundation in maintaining components of health information systems consistent with medical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system.
The Health Information Technology (HIT) program places students where the expanding arena of health care meets the cutting edge of technology. HIT related job opportunities are excellent, with options to work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, health centers, medical research organizations, consulting firms, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, insurance companies, software companies, and government health agencies.
The Fisher College HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates who meet requirements of the accredited program are eligible to take the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Program requirements must be completed within five years to be eligible to take the RHIT exam.
*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.
Graduates of the Health Information Technology program are eligible to apply for the RHIT credential with successful completion of the credentialing exam. Exam information and resources are provided through the AHIMA website. Students are encouraged to keep all textbooks and study materials, and participate in the RHIT Exam Prep course to help prepare for the exam.
To help students prepare for the certification exam, Fisher College offers an RHIT Exam Prep Course.
This online, 8-week RHIT exam preparation course is designed as a comprehensive review of health information administration, regulations and standards in preparation for the RHIT national credentialing examination through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Additional topics covered include test-taking tips, preparing quality resumes and cover letters, and honing job interview skills to secure employment in the healthcare industry.