Health Information Technology

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

— David Blumenthal
Medical Office

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.

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

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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,

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