Health Information Technician
At PCI, we take a caring approach to helping students build the confidence to work as a health information technician. Our personal approach to education is applied by our faculty in the classroom and in our Career Services Center, which provides valuable resources to help students earn their health information technician degree and find employment.
Health information technicians compile, process and maintain patients’ medical records to help medical facilities run smoothly and to help medical professionals provide quality care. As health information management continues to become an important component of the healthcare industry, this program can help you fill a growing need for skilled technicians.
Our Associate of Occupational Studies and Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technician programs aim to help you become career ready the moment you graduate. That’s why we design the courses and hands-on experiences of this program to prepare students to meet the needs of employers.
Our health information technician degree programs are carefully designed to help you transition from gaining a foundation of knowledge to applying your learning on real-world equipment. Then, you can tie all your learning together when you participate in an externship setting. By the time you graduate, you can be ready to step into your new career and become a valuable member of a healthcare team.
Become a true professional
Students in the Health Information Technician program learn the importance of professional development. This includes learning how to communicate effectively in healthcare settings by using proper medical language, understanding electronic health records and healthcare records management. A full understanding of coding aspects is essential to health information technology training. This program teaches students how to use coding language to properly transcribe for optimal and ethical reimbursement.
Students also focus on the administrative, ethical, and legal and compliance expectations that are essential to ensuring that healthcare settings run smoothly.
Learn to make a real impact
- Assure that health records are accurate and complete
- Apply diagnosis and procedure codes using ICD-9-CM and/or CPT/HCPCS
- Collect, organize and present data for clinical databases and registries
- Demonstrate the ability to use technology, including hardware and software, to ensure data collection, storage, analysis, retrieval and reporting of information
- Use specialized software applications in the completion of HIT processes
- Design, query and generate data reports
When you complete the Health Information Technician program in Kansas City or Lawrence, you can be prepared to take the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
Make the decision to become a health information technician. If you are looking for healthcare programs in Kansas City and Lawrence, contact PCI today to learn more about our HIT program in Kansas City and Lawrence.