Health Information Technology

Announcements:
  1. The application deadline has passed for 2014-2015 and the program is full.
  2. Information regarding the Coding Specialist Certificate will be available in early August.
Program Mission Statement

The Mission of the Health Information Technology (HEIT) Program is to prepare students for employment as successful Health Information Technicians.

The HEIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), therefore, graduates are qualified to sit for the national board examination to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT's).  The curriculum is designed to meet the increasing need for professionally trained Health Information Technicians in acute-care hospitals, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities and governmental and private agencies.

The two-year program provides emphasis in the areas of storage and retrieval of records, quantitative analysis of medical records, coding and indexing the medical records, legal aspects of medical records, supervision of medical records, department personnel, calculation of healthcare statistics, performance of healthcare quality improvement studies, implementation of the electronic health record and an introduction to health care delivery systems.

Program applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Contacts

Connie Renda
Program Director
619-388-2606; crenda@sdccd.edu
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Cathy Sullivan
Special Admn. Clerk
(619) 388-2684; cmsulliv@sdccd.edu

Shirley Flor
Allied Health Counselor
(619) 388-2672 or sflor@sdccd.edu for appointment