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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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            Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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            A.S. - Healthcare Information Technology
            • Offers special tuition pricing for Veterans, Active Duty Military and spouses/qualifying dependents of all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.
            • Works closely with an advisory board from the medical community to ensure that their curriculum, equipment and instruction are current.
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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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            • 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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