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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.




Program Outcomes
2017-2018 RHIT Exam pass rate: 83%
2018 retention/graduation rate: 82%
2017 graduate survey satisfaction = 91%

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Health Information Technology

  1. This program is conveniently offered 100% online or hybrid
  2. Macomb students in this program had an 82% graduation rate and 83% RHIT exam pass rate in 2017-2018.
  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

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include health information specialist, registered health information technician and medical records coordinator.

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

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800. The phone number for CAHIIM is 312.233.1100.

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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