Health Information Technology

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: 10-530-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August and January

About the Health Information Technology Degree

Description

Using the latest technology, health information technicians collect, analyze and report healthcare data. This requires knowledge of diseases, treatments, regulatory issues, computer systems and organizational skills.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics cites health information technology as a fast-growing occupational area.

You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate and Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma on the way to completing this degree.


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Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
BIOSCI-189 Basic Anatomy ^
(or) BIOSCI-177 General Anatomy and Physiology ‡
(or) BIOSCI-201 Anatomy and Physiology 1 ‡ and BIOSCI-202 Anatomy and Physiology 2 ‡
3
 ENG-195 Written Communication ^ 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
HEALTH-101 Medical Terminology ^ 3
HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare ^ 2
HIT-182 Human Disease for the Health Professions ‡ ^ 3
HIT-197 ICD Diagnosis Coding ‡ ^ 3
HIT-199 ICD Procedure Coding ‡ ^ 2
ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
HEALTH-104 Culture of Healthcare ^ 2
HIT-159 Healthcare Revenue Management  3
HIT-162 Foundations of HIM ‡ ^ 3
HIT-165 Intermediate Coding ‡ ^ 3
HIT-184 CPT Coding ‡ ^ 3
HIT-163 Healthcare Stats and Analytics ‡ 3
HIT-164 Introduction to Health Informatics ‡ 3
HIT-178 Healthcare Law and Ethics ‡ 2
MATH-189 Introductory Statistics
(or) MATH-260 Basic Statistics
3
PSYCH-188 Developmental Psychology
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
3
SOCSCI-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI course
3
HIT-161 Health Quality Management ‡ 3
HIT-166 HIT Capstone ‡ 1
HIT-167 Management of HIM Resources ‡ 3
HIT-196 Professional Practice ‡ 3

TOTAL CREDITS

63

‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Search for available classes now (link) to see course descriptions, class times and locations.

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.

Important Dates

Fall Start: Petition for program in February

Spring start: Petition for program in September

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Apply data governance principles to ensure the quality of health data
  • Apply coding and reimbursement systems
  • Model professional behaviors and ethics
  • Apply informatics and analytics in data use
  • Apply organizational management techniques

Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as a fast-growing occupational area. In the workplace, you also will be introduced to the role of health information manager who is responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating and following up on all activities in the health information management department.

Possible Careers

Health Information Technician
Healthcare Office Manager
Coding Manager
Release of Information Specialist
Reimbursement Coordinator
Data Quality and Integrity Specialist
Data Security, Privacy and Confidentiality Manager
Health Data Analyst
Enterprise Content Information Manager
Certified Documentation Improvement Professional

Admission Requirements

This program admits students through a petition selection process.
Learn more about the petition process

The following are required for admission:

  • B- or higher in the following courses: 
    • BIOSCI-189 or BIOSCI-177* or BIOSCI-201* and 202*
    • C or higher: HEALTH-101
  • Fall Start: Petition for program in February
  • Spring start: Petition for program in September

 

Scholarships

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Accreditation

cahiim-accredited-logo-250.pngThe Health Information Management accreditor of Milwaukee Area Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degrees in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027-2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255, or by email at info@cahiim.org.

MATC will begin to report student achievement outcomes such as retention rate, graduation rate, certification exam pass rates, and employment rates annually beginning Fall 2021-2022 school year.

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Last updated: 05/04/2021