Health Information Technology


Health Information Technology

A meaningful way to provide patients with excellent continuum healthcare is by caring for their medical data. Health Information is medical data, such as vitals and diagnoses, formulated into meaningful information. Health Information Management is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. Health Information Technology professionals act as a liaison between clinical staff, operations, and administration.

About the Program

A career in health information technology combines the knowledge of and skills from health science, information technology, and business within the healthcare industry. Students who complete the program are eligible for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) national credential exam. Registered Health Information Technicians organize, analyze, and evaluate health information; compile various administrative and health statistics; and coding diseases, operations, and other procedures for research databases and reimbursement.

HIT professionals are responsible for maintaining and utilizing health information indexes, creating research registries, storage and retrieval systems; input and retrieve computerized health data, and controlling the use and release of health information. The career path opportunities for health information technicians are expansive as the Health Information Technology industry continues to evolve.

If you are a great communicator and service-driven individual, an Associate degree of Applied Science in Health Information Technology at Owens Community College will jump-start your professional journey. Our HIT faculty and staff will guide you to a successful career in Health Information Technology!

Graduation & Pass Rates

Health Information Technology Program 2019-2020
Graduation Rate* 143%
Employee Rate 83%
RHIT Exam Pass Rate 92%

*The total number of graduates from the Owens Community College Health Information Technology Program during 2019-2020 was 23, with an overall graduation rate of 100%.

Professional Organizations

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA) Northwest Ohio Health Information Management Association (NWOHIMA)
233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5809

Phone: (312) 233-1100

Fax: (312) 233-1090

Website: www.ahima.org

P. O. Box 30966
Gahanna, OH 43230

Phone: (614) 795-7514
Fax: (614) 847-0153

Website: www.ohima.org

Email: ohima@ohima.org

Website: www.nwohima.org

Email: nwohima.info@gmail.com

Contact Us

Administration Location Phone Email
Skytha Fleming
Chair
Health Technologies 426
Toledo-area Campus
(567) 661-7453 skytha_fleming@owens.edu
Catherine Ford
Dean
Health Technologies 121B
Toledo-area Campus
(567) 661-7398 catherine_ford@owens.edu

 

Accreditation

The Health Information Management/Health Informatics program accreditor of Owens State Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management/Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2027. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.