HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

THE PROFESSION OF HEALTH INFORMATION

The Health Information Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science Program is offered at the community colleges through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM). SICCM is a consortium of John A. Logan College, Kaskaskia College, Rend Lake College, Shawnee Community College, Southeastern Illinois College, SIU Carbondale, and SIU Edwardsville.

The Health Information Technician possesses both administrative and technical skills necessary to maintain components of health record systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. The Health Information Technician technically analyzes and evaluates health records according to standards; compiles various types of administrative and health statistics for use in planning and evaluating; codes symptoms, diseases, operations, procedures, and other therapies; develops and maintains the electronic health record; develops and maintains the electronic health record; releases health information; and maintains and utilizes a variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems.

In addition, the Health Information Technician plays an important role in ensuring the health care facility receives maximum reimbursement for treatment rendered, abstracts discharge data to support quality management activities, supports committee chairpersons in carrying out committee functions, and supervises one or more health record service activities.

The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)  (233 N. Michigan Ave. 21st Floor, Chicago, IL  60601-5800, (312) 233-1100) of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

 

 

 

 

 

 
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