Health Information Technology

Program Application: Health Science Application

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Discover the potential for a career in health information technology and management. Health information management is the practice of maintenance and care of health records by traditional (paper-based) and electronic means in hospitals, physician's office clinics, health departments, health insurance companies, and other facilities that provide health care or maintenance of heatlh records.  With the widespread computerization of health records and other information sources including hospital administration functions and health and human resources information, health informatics and health information technology are being increasingly utilized in information managment practices in health care. 

HIM involves the study of the principles and practices of acquiring, analyzing, and securing digital and paper-based health/medical information vital to providing quality patient care. Health Informatics, Health Information Management (HIM) and Health Information Technology (Health IT) incorporate the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one exciting and dynamic curriculum working to transform the delivery of health care. Because of this unique mixture, HIM/HIT graduates are in control and can choose from a variety of work settings across an array of healthcare environments.

What do HIM professionals do?

HIM professionals plan information systems, develop health policy, and identify current and future information needs.  In addition, they may apply the science of informatics to the collection, storage, use, and transmission of information to meetthe legal, professional, ethical and administrative records-keeping requirements of  health care delivery.  They work with clinical, epidemiological, demographic, financial, reference and coded healthcare data. 

HIT Program Information Sheet

For more information download HIT Program Information Sheet to read about the Associate in Science Degree  in  Health Information Technology (RHIT)

Visit our YouTube site to view videos about the Cypress College HIT Program and the health information management profession.

Faculty
Rebecca Gomez, RHIA, MS, MA
Jennie Larez, RHIT, CCS
Patti Spitler, FABC, RHIA, BS

Adjunct
Linda Crumb
Carol Wilhelm, MPH, RHIA