Work towards your career goals with a Health Information Technicians (HIT) training program
Health Information Technicians are professionals who record, update, and organize patients’ medical information and data. They play an important role in keeping records accurate, accessible, and secure.
Training in this field of allied health and healthcare is available to people in Orlando, Florida, at the American College for Medical Careers (ACMC). With our Health Information Technology program, students can develop their analytical, technical, and interpersonal skills and be ready for the job market quickly.
What do Health Information Technicians do?
Health information technicians maintain and organize records and data containing information on patient health, both in paper files and electronic record systems.
They make sure that records are of high quality and detail so that physicians and nurses know patients’ medical histories and treatments. Health information technicians also:
- code and categorize health records
- review records for timeliness, accuracy, and completion
- maintain clinical databases and registries
- electronically record data for analysis
- use software to assign clinical codes for payment and data analysis
- track patient outcomes and feedback
A critical aspect of this work is maintaining the confidentiality of all patients’ medical information.
What does a training program involve?
The Health Information Technology program at ACMC only requires a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. You can fill out an online application to get our enrollment process started.
We offer a relatively short associate’s degree program, which many people complete in 20 months. This requires being a hard-working student, going to classes, and keeping up with all your homework and examinations.
What qualities will you need to succeed?
A training program can help you develop the skills you need to work in this emerging field. Some of the key traits of a successful health information technician are:
- Analytical skills
- Communication skills
- Attention to detail
Whether you already have these character traits, or you want to develop them in a health information technology training program, our training can help you.
What are the job prospects in the field?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of health information technologists will grow 15% from 2014 to 2024. ACMC wants to help our students succeed. Our Career Services representatives are available to assist you as you prepare for your job search.
Take a step towards your goal of becoming a valuable team player in a healthcare facility. For more about the ACMC training program in Health Information Technology, contact us and look into this career-building opportunity.