Health Information Technology Certification in New York - NY

Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT) work to provide patient health information to doctors, health care facilities, insurers, and other entities as needed. The work they do improves the quality of health care by preventing medical errors, decreasing paperwork, increasing efficiency, and ultimately reducing health care costs. RHIT certification in the state of New York involves attaining the appropriate educational background and passing the national certification exam. An associate’s degree from an accredited program is mandatory in order to take the certification exam. Requirements for this degree would include courses such as anatomy, medical terminology, and computer technology and applications. 

The certification exam includes 150 multiple-choice questions, of which 130 questions are scored. According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), which administers the exam, student competency is tested in these general areas: health data management; health statistics, biomedical research, and quality management; health services organization and delivery; information technology and systems; and organizational resources. Once a student has successfully passed the examination, they must keep their skills and knowledge updated by earning additional continuing education units (CEUs). RHITs must earn 20 CEUs every two years. The majority of CEU credits must in these topics: technology; management development (both business and clinical); performance improvement; external issues; clinical information; and privacy and security issues.

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            Health Information Management - Associate

            About the College of Westchester

            Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW's academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College's technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.

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            Surgical Technologist

            • Originally founded in 1916 as the Swedish Institute of Physiotherapy, it is one of the oldest continuously operating massage therapy institutions in the country.
            • Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
            • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • Programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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            AS - Surgical Technology

            New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical university offering over 50 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. As a leader in technical career education in southern New England, New England Institute of Technology (also known as New England Tech or NEIT) is committed to providing hands-on technological programs that prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the technical, industrial, business, and allied health communities. Most of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. Last year, over 3,000 students chose New England Tech for the hands-on laboratory and classroom training that provides the necessary skills to begin their technical careers.

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