Health Information Technology

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Information is the lifeblood of medicine and health information technology is destined to be the circulatory system for that information.

— David Blumenthal

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, registries, health insurance companies, and other facilities that provide health care or maintenance of health 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 management practices in health care.

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Health Information Technology Program Mission Statement

The Cypress College Health Information Technology program provides a diverse population of students a student-centered learning environment through high quality courses and resources. Students are provided the skills and knowledge to be relevant, successful and qualified for the Registered Health Information Technology credential. It prepares the students to be confident, innovative, and to be a contributing professional who can identify and use a variety of technologies in the workforce environment. The Health Information Technology Program enhances the economic development of the community by providing well trained health care professionals.

Student Achievement/Outcomes
  • Graduation Rate: 82%
  • Employment rate: 86%
  • Registered Health Information Technology national exam rate: 100%

What You’ll Study
  • Selected Topics
  • Health Information Technology Pharmacology
  • Health Information Management
  • Legal Aspects of Health Care
  • Healthcare Data Analysis
  • ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding
  • Medical Quality Management
  • CPT/Ambulatory Care Coding
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Information Technology
  • Directed Practice
  • Coding Skills Lab
  • HI Tech Independent Study

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Health Information Technology.

Careers & Salary


  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician


  • Low: $27k
  • Average: $45k
  • High: $80k

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Adjunct Faculty
  • Carol Wilhelm, MPH, RHIA
Health Information Technology Department

Location: Tech Ed III, Room 208
T: (714) 484-7017
Department Chair: Patti Spitler, FABC, RHIA,

CAHIIM Accredited Seal

The Health Information Management/Health Informatics accreditor of Cypress College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The college’s accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through the end of 2021 (reaccreditation survey planned for August 2021). All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at