The Health Information Technology and Medical Coding programs
 are no longer accepting new students.


Health Information Technology
2-year AAS degree

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.

Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

Health Information Technology


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Health Information Technology Program Outcomes
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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 has a 100 percent pass rate on the AHIMA-RHIT National Certification Examination for spring 2018. The class of spring 2018 also had 100 percent graduation rate. Of the 2018 graduating class, 85 percent found jobs in healthcare within 12 months of graduation.

CAHIIM Accredited Program

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:
200 East Randolph Street
Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601

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