Health Information Technology Program | Fremont College

Health Information Technology

Earn your Associate of Science and start your new career in just 15 months.

Program Highlights:
  • Take classes online and learn from the comfort of your home
  • Over 14% increase in jobs between 2014 and 2024, with over 70,000 job openings during this time *
  • Work in a hospital, residential care facility, or other health care service
  • Learn about medical coding and billing, disease classification, and healthcare procedural codes

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Train for a rewarding career in Health Information Technology

There is no better time to earn a Health Information Technology degree and prepare for a career in one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. The Health Information Technology program at Fremont College prepares students to play vital roles in the healthcare delivery system and provides the necessary training to become skilled in health information management. Students learn in-demand skills and knowledge such as medical billing and coding, disease classification (ICD-10), electronic health records, and healthcare procedural codes.  Upon program completion, graduates are prepared for a wide variety of Healthcare IT careers.

Are Health Information Technicians in Demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Health Information Technology jobs is expected to increase over 14% between 2014 and 2024, with over 70,000 job openings during this time.

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Possible Career Options After Fremont Degree

  • Health Information Technician
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Coder
  • Health Information Manager
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Transcriptionist

Important Qualities of a Health Information Technician

Analytical Skills

Health information technicians must be able to understand and follow medical records and diagnoses, and then decide how best to code them in a patient’s medical records.

Detail Oriented

Health information technicians must be accurate when recording and coding patient information.

Interpersonal Skills

Health information technicians need to be able to discuss patient information, discrepancies, and data requirements with other professionals such as physicians and finance personnel.

Technical Skills

Health information technicians must be able to use coding and classification software and the EHR system that their healthcare organization or physician practice has adopted.

Integrity

Health information technicians work with patient data that are required by law to be kept confidential. They must exercise caution when working with this information in order to protect patient confidentiality.

What Do Health Information Technicians Do?

  • Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
  • Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • Protect patients’ health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment, and data security

Where do Health Information Technicians Work?

  • Hospitals - state, local, private
  • Ambulatory health care services
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government

Fremont Difference

By enrolling in the Health Information Technology program at Fremont College, you can earn an associate’s degree and begin working in the healthcare industry in just 15 months. We understand that enrolling in college is a big commitment, so we make it easy for busy adults like you to achieve their educational goals without rearranging their entire schedule. This program is offered online, and includes up-to-date training in ICD-10 code sets and classes led by industry experts. Continue reading to explore additional benefits of being a Healthcare IT student at Fremont College.

Accelerated Degree Program

Complete Fremont College’s Health Information Technology program in just 15 months.

Mentoring From Expert Instructors

Receive expert help from our staff of highly-trained instructors, whose industry skills and work experience enhance the students' learning experience.

Online Learning

Complete your coursework when and where it is convenient for you, with access to your online classroom 24 hours a day.

Student Collaboration

Work with your fellow students to learn and grow together.

Career Services

Receive expert career advice and assistance to help you find a job in your field.

Engaging Coursework

Learn through video, audio, interactive multimedia, game-based activities and lively discussions with your instructor and fellow students.

Weekly Webcasts

Every online course has a once-a-week live webcast where students can interact with their instructor (a recording is provided for those who cannot attend).

Peer Tutoring

Get help from your fellow students at no cost.

Essential Courses

  • Introduction to Medical Insurance and Billing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Disease Classification (ICD-10)
  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • Healthcare Procedural Codes (CPT/HCPCS)
  • Associate Capstone
  • Medical Office Management
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • Health Information Technology
  • Introduction to Medical Accounting
  • U.S. Healthcare System
  • Healthcare Law and Ethics

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