Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology program is primarily offered online, with the exception of clinical rotations and some courses. The clinical rotations will need to be completed in a clinic setting throughout the state of Iowa.
Students who complete the first three semesters of the Health Information Technology program at Kirkwood will earn a diploma in Medical Coding.
Health information technology (HIT) professionals collect, analyze and manage patient health information, then communicate with patients, physicians, nurses, administrators, lawyers and insurance companies about the information in these records.
Health information technicians assemble patient health information and make sure medical records are complete. HITs code each diagnosis and procedure and may communicate with physicians to clarify diagnoses or obtain additional information. HITs provide reliable and valid information that drives the health care industry.
Kirkwood’s HIT program focuses on medical coding as well as the management of health information. In addition to taking courses on campus, students also complete practicums at health facilities throughout the state.
Kirkwood's HIT program program has a 100 percent pass rate on the AHIMA-RHIT National Certification Examination.
For more information contact:
Betty Haar, B.S., RHIA
2164 Linn Hall
Accreditation: The Health Information Technology A.A.S. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) can be contacted at:
233 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601-5800