Health Information Technology Certification in Tennessee - TN

Although voluntary, registered health information technician (RHIT) certification is usually the next step to developing a successful career upon graduating from an HIT program. Certification is a great way to build occupational confidence, illustrate disciplinary competency, increase employment opportunities, and even earn higher wages. RHIT certification in Tennessee is administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for students that have completed an associate degree program in health information that is accredited by the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Currently, the CAHIIM endorses approximately ten HIT/HIM programs in Tennessee. These programs are primarily found in two-year technical and community colleges and award graduates with either an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management Degree or an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology Degree. Most of these programs provide training and qualify students to sit for the AHIMA written examination. Curriculum requirements may vary between programs, but most will instruct in subjects like medical terminology, health care information systems, computer science, medical billing and coding, health care law and ethics, and data analysis and management. Some examples of required courses found in Tennessee HIT programs include: Clinical Coding and Classification, Foundations of Medical Science, Reimbursement Methodologies, Advanced Health Information Procedures, Healthcare Statistics and Reporting, Ancillary Healthcare Systems, Legal Aspects of Health Information.

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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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            Electronic Medical Records - Associate of Applied Science
            • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
            • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
            • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
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            • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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            South College , Knoxville

            At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

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            Daymar College , Bowling Green
            • Providing exceptional career training since 1963.
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            • Offers programs in business, health care, technology and design, and more.
            • Has 13 campuses across Ohio and Kentucky, as well as online options.
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            Medical Laboratory Technology
            Fortis Institute , Cookeville

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

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