Health Information Technology Training in Ohio - OH
In Ohio there is an increasing demand for Health Information Technology training (HIT) to provide highly skilled workers to manage health care data electronically. The Northwest Ohio Allied Health Education Consortium, established through a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grants Initiative, provides training to prepare Ohio residents for careers in high growth industries, such as health information technology. Ohio has both campus-based and distance health information technology programs available that will provide the communication, computation, critical thinking and teamwork skills necessary for success as a health information technician.
Coursework leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology typically will include classes in medical terminology; computer applications; basic anatomy and physiology; beginning and advanced health records management; ICD-9 CM coding; human diseases; pharmacology; oral communications; CPT-4 coding; healthcare issues: medical professionalism, law and ethics; healthcare reimbursement; advanced clinical classification systems; HIT professional practice; HIT legal issues; algebra; English composition; HIT statistical analysis; health information technology systems; HIT quality assessment; critical thinking and problem-solving skills; business communications; HIT capstone; management and psychology.
Students successfully completing the Health Information Technology degree in Ohio are eligible to sit for the certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association by attending a program accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.