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Overview

Health information technicians are a vital part of healthcare organizations as they are responsible for collecting, coding, and managing the data and records essential to effective healthcare delivery.

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Remington College is excited to offer an online associate degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) to help prepare students for an entry-level career in the healthcare  field.(1,2)

(1)BLS.gov, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
(2)Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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Curriculum

Health information technology is a specialized field that requires precise knowledge of medical coding approaches, health insurance procedures, and other medical and clinical processes.(1)

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At Remington College, our online Health Information Technology courses are divided into eight three-month quarters and can be accessed from virtually any internet-connected computer to better accommodate busy lives and work schedules.(2)

Reasons to Choose Remington College:

  • Earn your associate degree online and in as few as 24 months.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of attending class around your existing schedule.
  • Receive instruction from instructors with professional experience in health information management and technology.
  • Practice with real-world health information management software including an electronic health record and coding encoder.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam. Completion of Remington College’s Health Information Technology Program does not guarantee that a graduate will pass the RHIT exam.

(1)BLS.gov, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
(2)Program completion times may vary based on individual performance/circumstances as well as the program selected.

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Job Outlook

The job outlook for the health information technology field is increasing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an associate degree can help open the door to employment as a health information technician, medical coder, cancer registrar, and more. (1)

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Health Information Technology Professionals:

  • Review patients’ 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 insurance reimbursement and data analysis
  • Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • Maintain confidentiality of patients’ records

The Remington College Health Information Technology associate degree program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions and settings in the health information technology field. (1)

Graduates of our online degree program may work in settings like hospitals, medical offices, nursing care facilities, and home healthcare services. And job opportunities are growing: the BLS projects employment in this area to increase by 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.  (1)

(1)Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.
(2)Additional requirements for certification may be required.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List*
Course #Course NameQtr Credit Hrs
Associate or Lower - Level Core Curriculum
 4.00
HT105 Medical Terminology 4.00
HIT110
 Health Data Content and Structure 4.00
HIT120
 Healthcare Delivery Systems 4.00
HIT130
 Pathophysiology 3.50
HIT135
 Pharmacology Essentials 3.00
HIT140
 Fundamentals of ICD Coding 3.00
HIT145
 Principles of CPT/HCPCS Coding 2.50
HIT150
 Computers in Healthcare 2.50
HIT160
 Insurance and Reimbursement Procedures 2.50
HIT170
 Intermediate Coding 4.50
HIT180
 Coding Professional Practice Experience 3.00
HIT200
 Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3.00
HIT220
 Comparative Health Records in Alternative Care 2.50
HIT230
 Health Information Management 2.50
HIT240
 Electronic Health Records and Data Security 2.50
HIT250
 Health Information Systems 2.50
HIT260
 Virtual Lab Practicum 2.00
HIT270
 Healthcare Statistics 2.50
HIT280
 Clinical Quality Assessment 2.50
HIT291
 Professional Practice 4.50
HIT295
 Health Information Technology Exam Preparation 2.50
HS1000
 Human Biology 4.00
HS1001
 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.00
HS1002
 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.00
Associate or Lower-Level General Education
OGE1117
Introduction to Psychology
6.00
OGE1515Oral and Written Communication6.00
OGE1516
College Algebra
6.00
OGE2525
Sociology
6.00
Total100

*Courses subject to change. See catalog for current curriculum

Program Summary

The Health Information Technology Associate’s Degree Program provides training in health information technology. The curriculum also covers collecting, analyzing, coding, integrating, protecting, securing, managing, and maintaining the integrity of healthcare information. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry - level positions in the health information technology field. This Program requires completion of a minimum of 100 quarter credit hours. Program completion normally requires 24 months for full - time students. The Program is divided into eight three - month quarters. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater for professional practice eligibility. For information on the professional practice experience required to complete the program, please see the Information about the Professional Practice Experience Portion of the Health Information Technology and Health Information Management Programs section of this College Catalog. Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology (except for graduates from the state of Tennessee, who will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology). Graduates will be eligible to apply for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam. Completion of Remington College’s Health Information Technology Program does not guarantee that a graduate will pass the RHIT exam. Program completion times may vary based on individual performance/circumstances as well as the program selected.

Eligible States for Online Programs

Below is a list of states in which Remington College offers online programs. This list is likely to change, so if you live in one of these states, please check back frequently. For more information contact the Knoxville campus admissions department.

BACHELOR DEGREES

Criminal Justice (Completion Program)
AK, AL, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Health Information Management
AK, AL, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Organizational Management
AK, AL, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

ASSOCIATE DEGREES

Database Management and Administration
AL, AK, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Health Information Technology
AL, AK, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Paralegal
AL, AK, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Restaurant, Hospitality, and Retail Management
AL, AK, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

DIPLOMAS

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
AK, AL, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH,  SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Medical Assisting:
AK, AL, AR, CT, HI, ID, IL, NV, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WY

Medical Office Administration
AK, AL, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH,  SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Pharmacy Technician
AK, AL, AZ, CT, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NH, NJ, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WY, US Virgin Islands.

 

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Retention Rate: 53%

Timeframe/Cohorts: 4/1/17-3/31/18

  • Number Started: 32
  • Withdraw/Termination Students: 15
  • Total Retained Students: 17 (as of 6/22/18)

Graduation Rate: 9%

Timeframe/Cohorts: 4/1/14-3/31/15

  • Number Started: 43
  • Transfers to Another Program: 2
  • Transfers from Another Program: 2
  • Students Available for Graduation: 43
  • Graduates: 4

Job Placement Rate: 100%

Timeframe/Cohorts: 4/1/14-3/31/15

  • Total Graduates: 4
  • Graduates-Further Education: 1
  • Graduates Available for Employment: 3
  • Graduates-Employed in Field: 3

Career Possibilities(1)

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. The Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program at Remington College’s Online Knoxville, TN campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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