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Rasmussen College

Rasmussen College


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Health Information Technician Associates Degree

In the demanding health care industry, detailed and accurate documentation of illnesses, observations, medical or surgical interventions and treatment outcomes are vital to the overall quality of patient care. The Health Information Technician program from Rasmussen College prepares you for a successful career in the important and meaningful health care industry by equipping you with the skills you need to contribute favorably to the health and well-being of society.

What You Will Learn During Your Health Information Technician Training
We combine our classes with internship opportunities, meaning no matter which program you choose you will have the knowledge, as well as the practical experience you need, to thrive at your new career.
In our Health Information Technician program, you will learn all about:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding
  • Ambulatory Care Coding
  • Intro to Health Information Management
  • Medical Insurance and Billing
  • Quality Analysis and Management
  • Pathology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Coding Practicum
  • Healthcare Information Technologies

What Health Information Technicians Do
Health Information Technicians have important responsibilities that affect patients and include the recording of information. Some of the more prominent tasks are:

  • Plan, develop, maintain and operate a variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store and analyze information
  • Post medical insurance billings
  • Prepare statistical reports, narrative reports and graphic presentations of information such as tumor registry data for use by hospital staff, researchers, or other users
  • Process and prepare business and government forms
  • Process patient admission and discharge documents
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations
  • Resolve or clarify codes and diagnoses with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by consulting with doctors or others or by participating in the coding team's regular meetings
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations
  • Train medical records staff
  • Transcribe medical reports

Program offered is an Associate Degree.

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Campus Offerings:
  • None : This program is taught Online.

Rasmussen College has been awarded Regional Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).