Health Information Technology

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Health Information Technology (HIT) is a selective admission 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree program.

Role of Health Information Professionals

Health information technology (HIT) refers to the framework used to manage health information, and the exchange of health information in a digital format. 

Health information professionals focus on the:

  • Technical side of managing health information
  • Software and hardware used to manage and store patient data

HIT professionals are usually from information technology backgrounds. They provide support for electronic health records and other systems health information management professionals use to secure health information.

For more details: What Is Health Information? from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Program Mission

The Health Information Technology Program is committed to train health information management professionals to serve their community by managing patient data with accuracy and integrity for the purpose of advancing health, wellness, revenue and research.

Program Data

Retention Rate by Cohort

Excludes returning students

  • Fall 2013–Spring 2015: 74% (Intake 28, graduated 20 + 1 transfer)
  • Fall 2012–Spring 2014: 67% (intake 25, graduated 16 + 1 transfer)
  • Fall 2011–Spring 2013: 68% (intake 19, graduated 13)

Certificate Exam Pass Rate

Reported to Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

  • 2013–2014: 79%
  • 2012–2013: 63%
  • 2011–2012: 78%

Graduate Employment Rates

Within 1 year of graduating

Graduating class of:

  • 2015: 82% (+4% in non-healthcare) as of October 2015
  • 2014: 88%
  • 2013: 85%
  • 2012: 100%

Program Accreditation

Our Health Information Technology A.A.S. Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60601-5800. Phone 312-233-1100.



Healthcare Professions Division



Updated November 25, 2015


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