Health Information Technology

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Healthcare professionals strive daily to provide real-time health care delivery and aid in health-related decision making. Helping provide that commitment of quality healthcare are health information management professionals who specialize in electronic health records and other emerging technology; education for patients, providers, and administrators; patient record structure and content; data abstracting and analysis; privacy and security issues; quality improvement; compliance of standards and regulatory requirements; support for clinical researchers and business analysts; and advocating for consumers.

The Health Information Technology program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Health Information Technology while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Health Information Technology accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Some of the Health Information Technology associate degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Please check the locations below for accreditation status.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

Courses you will take      Print official copy

Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Health Information Technology programs are offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses.

Bloomington

The Health Information Technology program at the Bloomington Campus has been suspended indefinitely.

Please contact Jessica Strunk, Director of Retention, with questions.
jastrunk@ivytech.edu | (812) 330-6250

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)

The Health Information Management Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Contact:
Brenda M. Kupecky, MS, RHIA
Program Chair/Associate Professor
(317) 917-7166
bkupecky@ivytech.edu

97% Health Information Technology Program Graduation Rate

100% RHIT National Exam Pass Rate


A reservation is not required to attend a Health Information Technology Information Session.  Sessions are held in room 352 at the Fairbanks Center on the Lawrence Campus, 9301 E. 59th Street (just north of 56th and Post Road).

Sessions will last for one and one-half hours.

Health Information Technology Information Sessions

Monday May 5, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Thursday July 10, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Thursday September 4, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Thursday November 13, 2014 2:00 p.m.


Lafayette

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014!
Applications for Fall 2014 due March 1, 2014.
Health Information Technology Application Packet (PDF)


HIMT Information Session
Monday, January 27, 2014 | 3:00pm | Ivy Hall, Room 2260
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 4:00pm | Ivy Hall, Room 2260

Contact
Shelley Farrester
Program Chair and Instructor, Health Information Technology
(765) 269-5720

The Health Information Management Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact

Heather Copen RHIA, CCS-P
(260) 480-4152
hcopen@ivytech.edu

Lucy La Hurreau, BS/BA MIS

206-482-9171 ext. 2548

llahurreau@ivytech.edu



Application Packet (PDF)

The Health Information Technology Associate Degree program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

  • IU Health
  • Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health

  • Documentation Specialist
  • Coder
  • HIM Director
  • HIM Department
  • Manager or Supervisor
  • EHR Data Integrity Analyst
  • Disease Registrar