Health Information Technology
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Program Offered At: Upper Darby
Health Information Technicians are responsible for organizing accurate and comprehensive medical records. Reports produced by Health Information Technology Professionals improve patient care and help to control costs.
If you're an organized individual with strong attention to detail and are interested in a steady career in healthcare administration, becoming a Health Information Technology professional could be a rewarding career path for you.
Important Healthcare Service: A Day in the Life...
Health Information Technology Specialists create and oversee comprehensive medical records. Professionals in this field work in steady office environments, and, while they do not provide direct patient care, they still providing a vital service to hundreds of patients.
Graduates of the Prism Career Institute Health Information Technology program are comfortable using specialized computer programs to tabulate and analyze healthcare data to improve patient care, control costs, provide documentation for use in legal actions, respond to surveys or for use in research studies. Some other duties of this job include:
- Record Medical History & Data
- Process Medical Records
- Review Insurance Claims
- Compile Patient Documentation & Treatment Information
- Identify & Code Patient Data
- Fill Out Government & Business Forms
- Use Computer To Enter, Access & Retrieve Data
- Use and Recognize Anatomy, Medical and Pharmacological Terms for Accurate Coding and Processing
- Post Medical Insurance Billings
- Use Common Procedures Coding System (HCPCS)
- Classify Diseases
- Format & Store Medical Records
- Interact with Care Providers on Regulatory Affairs
Potential Career Opportunities
Health Information Technology professionals can be employed in a wide variety of healthcare settings, managing healthcare information databases and systems. Take a look at some of the interesting work environments of professionals in this field:
- Physician Offices
- Extended Health Care Facilities
- Health Maintenance Organizations
- Community Health Centers
- Insurance Companies
- Claims Verification
- Independent Insurance Billing Companies
- Group Medical Practices
And other healthcare organizations
Career Training to Fit Your Lifestyle
At Prism we understand the many outside commitments and responsibilities our students face. That's why we allow students to tailor the program to their specific needs. As a Prism student you can choose to attend classes full or part-time. Evening schedules available. Many students maintain a job or manage a family while going to school. Choose the schedule that works best for you!
Professional Practicum: Experience On-the-Job Type Experience
The Healthcare Technician program at Prism includes a guided clinical practicum. Your practicum will take place in a real healthcare setting where you will gain first-hand, practical knowledge and skills. A practicum is an excellent way to get a feel for your prospective career and gain on-the-job type experience.
- Medical Terminology
- Healthcare Common Procedures Coding Systems (HCPCS)
- International Classification of Diseases
- Healthcare Insurance & Reimbursement
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Healthcare Delivery Systems
- Data Applications in Health Care
- Health Information Processes
- Current Procedural Terminology
- Legal & Ethic Issues
- Customer Service
- Microsoft Computer Applications
Find Out More
Explore if training in Health Information Technology is right for you. Fill out the form on this page to receive career and program info or call 1-888-411-6305 to speak with a member of our Admissions department.