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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

This program will provide you with the technical skills and the medical terminology necessary to manage health care data. You will learn ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnostic and CPT/HCPCS procedural coding, pharmacology, health care statistics, data informatics, and the legal and accreditation issues related to electronic health records and to health information management. Graduation from Macomb’s Health Information Technology program qualifies you to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) accreditation exam.




Macomb Community College HIT Program Outcomes

  • 2020 First Time RHIT Exam pass rate: 63%
  • 2020 Graduate Student Satisfaction rate: 100%
  • 2020 Graduation rate:  81%
  • 2020 Graduates Employed in Healthcare – 59%

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Health Information Technology

  1. This program is conveniently offered 100% online or hybrid
  2. Macomb students had a 2020 graduation rate of 81% and 100% of 2020 graduates with RHIT are working in healthcare
  3. State-of-the-art computer equipment and software in a dedicated health information technology laboratory

Health Information Technology Courses at Macomb

  • Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer and Information Processing Principles
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Health Information Management
    and the Health Care Environment
  • Legal Aspects of Health Information Management
  • Health Information Statistics
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Applications
    in Health Information
  • Electronic Health Record for HIM
  • International Classification of Disease (ICD)
    Coding – Beginning and Intermediate
  • Professional Practice Experience
  • Health Care Reimbursement Systems
  • CPT/HCPCS and Outpatient Coding – Beginning and Intermediate
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Organization Performance for Health
    Information Management Professionals
  • Management for Health Information
    Management Professionals

Career Opportunities in Health Information Technology

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.

 

 

Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Health Information Technology program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Technology, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

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Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Macomb Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022. 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 info@cahiim.org.

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation

The goal of the Health and Public Services Division is to prepare every student to think critically and practice competently and compassionately in rapidly changing environments. All efforts are designed to build knowledge, enhance practical skills, and promote patient and the population’s safety. Furthermore, the program is designed to foster professional integrity and ultimately improve the health outcomes and protection of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care and practice. Students must possess certain functional abilities, essential for the delivery of safe, effective clinical care and protection of the public during clinical and internship training activities in the field. Therefore, the faculty has determined that certain technical standards are required for admission to, progression in, and graduation from the Health and Public Services (HPS) programs.

In addition to classroom learning, clinical and internship learning occurs throughout the HPS programs and involves considerations (such as patient and population safety and clinical and internship facility safety) that are not present in classroom accommodations. Applicants or students interested in HPS programs who seek accommodations prior to or immediately after enrolling in the college are highly encouraged to also request an assessment of the types of reasonable accommodations needed for the clinical and or internship components of the program.

An individual must be able to independently, with or without reasonable accommodation, meet the following technical standards of general abilities: (1) observation;
(2) communication; (3) motor skills; (4) intellectual, conceptual, and quantitative abilities; (5) essential behavioral and social attributes; and (6) ability to manage stressful situations. Individuals unable to meet these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation will not be able to complete the programs and are counseled to pursue alternative careers.

SPECIAL SERVICES STATEMENT: Students may individually discuss the essential functions and technical standards with a college counselor from our Special Services department. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disability Act of 1991, academic accommodations may be provided to students who have a documented disability.

For further information, visit Special Services.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Health Information Technology Program?

For more information, contact the Health Information Technology Program advisor: Professor Kristin Dunsmore, 586.226.4809 or dunsmorek@macomb.edu.

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