Health Information Systems Technology
Join one of the fastest growing professions in the United States!
A career in health information combines knowledge and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business applications and computer technology. Health information management is ranked as number four on US News and World Report's list of nine hot college majors.
- The healthcare industry generally offers secure employment with plentiful advancement opportunities.
- Health information systems focuses on the management of health care data.
- Health information professionals work in a variety of settings and have many different job titles.
- A career in health information combines the knowledge and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business applications and computer technology.
For more information about the Health Information Systems Technology program admission criteria, expectations and outcomes, see the Program Information page.
All of your coursework is completed online and incorporates clinical experience, information technology and management training. Our students are given the necessary skills to process, maintain, analyze and report health information according to the accreditation and certification standards for reimbursement, care management, quality assurance and research. Learn more about by viewing our complete curriculum plan.
Because this is an online program, you will need a computer and broadband Internet access. We strongly recommend that you have a computer and broadband connection at home, although it is possible to use our student computer lab or other computer access you may have.
Classes are taught using Blackboard, which is browser-based. Your computer can use any operating system that will allow you to connect to the Internet with a browser (PC or Mac does not matter). We recommend FireFox, which works well with Blackboard.
Blackboard is an extremely versatile Web—based e—learning tool that enhances out
—of—classroom student/instructor interaction. Instructors can place course material online. Students can submit assignments online. Students can collaborate with other students in the same class and even have chat sessions. Blackboard also acts as a portal to other university services like email, One Stop, libraries and more.
Students enrolled in our associate degree in Health Information Systems Technology (HIS) program sit for the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam, offered by American Health Information Management Association, in their final course, HCMT2030C HIT Professional Practicum. Successfully passing the RHIT Exam is key to obtaining employment in the health information field. A major goal of our HIS Program is for our students to graduate with their RHIT credentials already in hand. Note that students are not prevented from graduating if they are not successful in passing the RHIT Exam, and they are able to retake the exam.
Students enrolled in the HIS Program also sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) coding credential in the Advanced Coding Applications course, HCMT2025C. Again, a major goal of our program is to assist students with obtaining national credentials that validate competency and strengthen the marketability of our graduates.
Our coursework is all online and incorporates clinical experience, information technology and management training. Our students graduate with all the necessary skills to process, maintain, analyze and report health information while meeting the accreditation and certification standards for reimbursement, care management, quality assurance and research.
Not ready to start your associate degree or looking to become a medical coder? Upon completion of our Medical Biller/Coder certificate, you can sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential offered by the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC). A national coding credential is imperative for obtaining employment in the field of medical coding.
The University of Cincinnati offers a seamless approach to your career in Health Information Management. The credits you earn in the Medical Biller/Coder Certificate apply toward our Associate Degree in Health Information Systems Technology. You can then go on to earn your Bachelor Degree in Health Information Management at the University of Cincinnati by completing two years of online courses. Interested in earning a Master's Degree? Earn the Online Master's in Health Informatics at UC.
Student Satisfaction: UC Clermont is proud to announce that our most recent survey of students, Summer Semester, 2018 demonstrated that 100% of graduates were very satisfied with the Health Information Systems Technology Program.
RHIT Exam Pass Rate for First-Time Test Takers: We are proud of our RHIT Exam Results. From the beginning of our program through December, 2017 (the most recent information available from AHIMA), the pass rate for first-time test takers is 71%. All of our students take the RHIT National Exam as the final exam in the HIT Professional Practicum class (HCMT2030C), the final course of their studies. This means that 71% of our students graduated with the RHIT credentials in hand! The remaining students were eligible to site for the RHIT Exam, again, after graduation. (Most schools do not require students to take the RHIT Exam prior to graduation, typically resulting in a higher statistical pass rate.)
Employer Satisfaction: As reported to CAHIIM in our 2015 — 2016 APAR Report (the most recent report), 16 of 18 employers responded to our satisfaction survey with 100% highly satisfied with our graduates.
The Health Information Systems Technology Associate Degree at The University of Cincinnati Clermont is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Graduates of this program will be able to sit for the RHIT Exam and other certifications.
At this time, students are eligible for AHIMA's e-sign up for student membership using the EPC # 820. Students may also contact an AHIMA Customer Service Representative at 312-233-1100 with any questions.