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The Health Information Technology program is designed to prepare graduates to perform technical duties vital to health information departments in any health care facility. The health information technician is responsible for many aspects of preparing, analyzing and preserving health information needed by the patient, the health care facility and the public. Duties include reviewing medical records for completeness and accuracy and translating disease names and procedures into the appropriate codes.

Health information technicians are also responsible for maintaining and reporting patient data used for reimbursement, conducting quality of care studies, performing research, and compiling statistics for the health care organizations. Supervising day-to-day operation of a health information department, managing the work flow of health information within the organization and maintaining confidentiality of patient information also fall under the responsibilities of health information technicians.

With a degree in health information technology, you will be able to work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, physician clinics, mental health centers, long-term care facilities and other health-related agencies.
This degree is available completely online. Ask your advisor or visit www.McLennanOnline.com for more details.

Mission:

McLennan Community College's Health Information Technology program provides the pathway to enrich and engage members of the health information management profession through educational attainment, best practices, and integrity.

Program Accreditation

2018-2019

Program Acceptance Rate: 95%
Job Placement Rate: 87.5%
Employer Satisfaction Rate: 100%
Student Satisfaction Rate: 91%

The Health Information Technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). ("http://cahiim.org")

For More Information

Questions related to college operations including admission to the college, financial aid, registration, etc. Please contact:
Allyson Huntley
Advising Specialist
ahuntley@mclennan.edu
(254) 299-8573

Questions related to the HITT degree or certificate including program admission, course progression, etc. Please contact:
Lesley Plemons MS, RHIA
Program Director
lplemons@mclennan.edu
254-299-8233

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Title IX

Concerns dealing with TITLE IX and other non-specified Civil Rights Issues contact:

Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator Vice President, Student Success
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
254-299-8645
FAX: 254-299-8654
dcanham@mclennan.edu or
titleix@mclennan.edu

McLennan Community College provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.
http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf

A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to and participation in career and technical education programs. La falta de conocimiento del idioma inglés no será un impedimento para la admisión y participación en programas de educación técnica y profesional.

McLennan Community College se compromete a proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades a todas las personas y no discrimina a ninguna persona independientemente de la raza, color, religión, origen nacional o étnico, género, discapacidad, edad, condición de veterano, información genética, orientación sexual, identidad de género, embarazo u otra categoría legalmente protegida en sus programas educativos, actividades o empleo. Para obtener información sobre el cumplimiento de esta política de no discriminación por parte dea institución, comuníquese con vicepresidente Éxito Estudiantil, 1400 College Drive, 254-299-8645, titleix@mclennan.edu.