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Healthcare Information Technology

There is no better time to earn a Healthcare Information Technology degree and prepare for a career in one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. The Healthcare Information Technology program at Fremont College prepares students to play vital roles in the healthcare delivery system and provides the necessary training to become skilled in health information management. Upon program completion, graduates are prepared for a wide variety of Healthcare IT careers.

O1 Career Overview

Are Health Information Technicians in demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Health Information Technician jobs is expected to increase 22% from 2012 to 2022.

How to become a Health Information Technician

  • Earn a postsecondary certificate or associate's degree in health information technology.
  • In some cases, professional certification may also be required.

Important qualities of a Health Information Technician

  • Analytical skills

    Health information technicians must be able to understand and follow medical records and diagnoses, and then decide how best to code them in a patient’s medical records.
  • Detail oriented

    Health information technicians must be accurate when recording and coding patient information.
  • Integrity

    Health information technicians work with patient data that are required, by law, to be kept confidential. They must exercise caution when working with this information in order to protect patient confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills

    Health information technicians need to be able to discuss patient information, discrepancies, and data requirements with other professionals such as physicians and finance personnel.
  • Technical skills

    Health information technicians must be able to use coding and classification software and the EHR system that their healthcare organization or physician practice has adopted.

What do Health Information Technician do?

Review patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data

  • Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
  • Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • Protect patients’ health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment, and data security

Where do Health Information Technician work?

  • General medical and surgical hospitals - state, local, and private
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government

Career outlook of a Health Information Technician*

Projected Employment from 2012 to 2022

2012
186,300
2022
227,500
Average Annual Salary
$34,160

Top Paying States

  1. New Jersey: $55,130
  2. District of Columbia: $45,500
  3. Hawaii: $42,500
  4. California: $42,270
  5. Colorado: $42,110
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

O2 Fremont Difference

By enrolling in the Healthcare Information Technology program at Fremont College, you can earn an associate’s degree and begin working in the healthcare industry in just 15 months. We understand that enrolling in college is a big commitment, so we make it easy for busy adults like you to achieve their educational goals without rearranging their entire schedule. We offer flexible scheduling that includes day and night classes, up-to-date training in ICD-10 code sets, and classes led by industry experts. Continue reading to explore additional benefits of being a Healthcare IT student at Fremont Career College.
    • Accelerated degree program

      Earn a degree in just 15 months and begin working in your field in a little over one year.
    • Mentoring from expert instructors

      Industry skills and work experience enhance the classroom learning experience.
    • Training in modern computer classrooms

      Simulate real work experiences with hands-on training.
    • Flexible scheduling

      Day and evening course schedules to fit your life.
    • Student collaboration

      Students work together to complete assignments.
    • Career services

      Assistance with career advice and resources to help graduates find a job in their field.
    • Small class sizes

      Allows for one-on-one interaction with instructors.
    • Peer tutoring

      Receive one-on-one help from a peer tutor at no cost.

Essential courses

  • Healthcare Technology Core Classes
  • Introduction to ICD-10 CM
  • Healthcare Data Content Structure
  • Medical Insurance and Billing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer Software Applications in Healthcare
  • Intermediate and Advanced CPT/HCPCS
  • Medical Office Management Classes
  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Office Applications
  • Medical Office Principles and Processes
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Health and Pathophysiology
  • Health Information Technology Capstone

O3 Admissions and Aids

Fremont takes the stress out of enrolling in college by working with you every step of the way to determine your career goals and help you find a way to pay for school. If you have concerns that you won't be able to afford college, our financial aid team will help you apply for grants and student loans to fund your education. We are committed to making sure that nothing stands in the way of obtaining the career you have always wanted.
  • Admissions

    Our trained team of admissions representatives will help you understand yourself, visualize your dreams, and map your career. During your informational meeting, we will help you find the associate's degree or bachelor's degree program that best fits your interests. We will also take you on a tour of the school, show you our unique learning methodology, Professional Action Learning (PAL), and discuss how easy it is to apply for financial aid. You will also discover how you can complete your education training in 15 months or less and, most importantly, which job opportunities exist for Fremont College graduates.
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  • Tuition

    There are various options when it comes to paying for school. Grants, loans, education benefits for veterans, and payment plans make college affordable. Our trained financial aid team can help you apply for financial aid and will assist you through the entire process.
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  • Gainful Employment

    View our Gainful Employment Disclosure that contains employment statistics for Fremont College graduates.
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O4 Fremont Graduates

Your time at Fremont doesn't end at graduation. Alumni are invited back for workshops, networking mixers, and other events that provide an opportunity for career enhancement. Fremont alumni also receive career planning assistance from our career services team and have access to numerous resources to help them achieve their career goals. In addition, our employer network consists of well-known companies that have been employing our graduates for years. We have numerous graduate success stories to prove that earning a degree at Fremont College is a wise investment in your future.
  • Meet Our Graduates

    Healthcare IT graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to collect, analyze, monitor, maintain, and report health data in accordance with established data quality principles. Healthcare IT degree program graduates accept positions that range from technical, such as coding, to people-oriented, such as healthcare supervision and management. Career planning assistance is provided, and many College of Healthcare students have a job lined up before they graduate.
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