Health Information Technology Program Facts
The Health Information Technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Information and Informatics Management Education (CAHIIM) www.cahiim.org.
The HIT program was established in 1998 as a traditional face-to-face program. In 2007-2008, the HIT program transitioned to an "online only" program to meet the needs of working students and professionals.
In the past three years, 96% of associate degree graduates that have taken the RHIT national exam have passed. The average age of the student is between 35 and 45 for the associate program, and about age 30 for the certificate programs.
Most of the students in the programs are considered part-time; taking 2 to 3 classes each semester. There are approximately 80-90 students taking HIT classes or prerequisite courses to gain admission to the program.
Many students admitted into the program have already completed one degree, and some have bachelor's or master's degrees. The reason they pursue the associate degree training is to be eligible for the RHIT upon graduation. The RHIT credential, and the RHIA credential for the bachelor's degree, continue to be a preferred credential that healthcare employers seek when hiring Health Information Management candidates.
The program accepts students each semester: Fall, Spring, and Summer, with a limit of 40 per semester.
Students who live outside the local Midland area are able to locate clinical sites in their area with the assistance of the HIT program. More information and directions are given to students upon acceptance into the program.
Instructors for HIT
Lambert, Leonora, MCS, RHIA Adjunct firstname.lastname@example.orgJones, Jamie, RHIAAdjunctjjones@midland.edu Madewell, Cindy, RN, MSNAdjunctcmadewell@midland.eduMeshirer, Shawnda, RHIA, CCS, CCS-PFacultysmeshirer@midland.eduMosley, Katy, PAAdjunctkmosley@midland.eduRoberts, Jody, MSN, RN, FNP-BCAdjunctjodyr@midland.eduTeel, Melinda, BS, RHIA, CCS
Program Directormteel@midland.eduCarlisle, Kara RHIA, CCSAdjunctkcarlisle@midland.eduNeichter, Elizabeth, RHIA, EdDAdjuncteneichter@midland.edu
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