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Start helping people and do well in the world by pursuing a rewarding career in Health Information Technology. Our Health Information Technology program gives you the skills needed to start your new career in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, healthcare agencies, and more.
Our program is convenient and works on your schedule since it’s exclusively an online course. If you have graduated from high school or have a GED, ACMC’s Health Information Technology program can help you enter the health information field faster than you may think.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that Health Information Technicians will grow “much faster than average” – at 15% – between 2014 and 2024, so now is a great time to start your journey toward this exciting career.
Health Information Technology Overview
A Health Information Technician’s duties are contingent upon many factors such as the size of the facility that employs him or her. Many times, Health Information Technicians can specialize in one of many areas within the workplace.
Health Information Technicians manage patients’ health information, including medical history, symptoms, exam and test results, treatments, medications, and all other health-related data.
Health Information Technicians ensure data accuracy, accessibility, and security. They regularly communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to use the right medical codes, clarify diagnoses, or to obtain additional information.
Since Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems are now required by law, their use will continue to grow and fuel the demand for Health Information Technicians (according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Some specialize in codifying patients’ medical information for insurance reimbursement purposes; called Medical Coders or Medical Billing and Coding Specialists, they assign codes to each diagnosis and procedure tracked by the system. Medical Billing and Coding Specialists may use several coding systems, such as those required for ambulatory settings, physician offices, or long-term care.
Contact ACMC at 407-738-4488 and take the next step towards a new career!