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Protecting Our Medical Future with a Health IT Degree

Health information technology, also called Health IT or HIT, is a vital part of patient medical care. It uses data technology to safely and accurately process, store, and exchange critical patient information in an electronic setting. Properly executed Health IT makes patient health records readily available for medical treatment, billing, legal use, and other purposes while still maintaining privacy and security.

The Growing Field of Health Information Technology

You could be a good candidate for a HIT career if you’re interested in both healthcare and information technology. Specialists in this field work closely with registered nurses and other healthcare workers, but they don’t interact directly with patients.

The healthcare industry is looking for more Health IT professionals to protect our medical future. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is projected to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029. This is a much faster pace than the average for all occupations.

The fast growth rate stems from today’s aging population and the anticipated need for additional medical services in the coming years. As more insurance claims are filed and the use of electronic health records (EHRs) becomes more widespread, the industry will look to HIT specialists to fill this need.

Benefits of Health IT

This career offers the following benefits to patients:

  • Improved quality of healthcare
  • Fewer medical errors
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • More efficient administrations
  • Decreased paperwork
  • Expanded access to affordable care

Career Opportunities in Health IT

Specialists in this field may work in a surprising range of industries, including healthcare corporations, software companies, and government agencies. Possible places of employment include:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Rehab centers
  • Mental health facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Health insurance offices
  • Health IT departments
  • And more

The HIT Associate’s Degree Program at ASA College

Our HIT program prepares students to join the workforce in the rapidly growing field of health information technology. Expect comprehensive in-class learning and a valuable externship during your last semester for real-life work experience before graduating. Our curriculum will leave you feeling comfortable with the following tasks:

  • Electronically record, store, analyze, retrieve, and report medical data.
  • Review patient records for completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Organize and update information in clinical databases or registries.
  • Classify and assign clinical codes for insurance reimbursement, research, and reporting purposes.
  • Maintain patient record confidentiality when controlling, releasing, and using electronic health records.

Enroll in the Health Information Technology Degree at ASA College

ASA College offers classes that will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to start a new and exciting career in Health IT! Once you complete the program, you can pursue employment immediately or sit for a certification exam to broaden your horizons even further.

Ready to take the first step? Apply for our Health Information Technology Associate’s Degree today! You can also visit us online or contact us at 212-709-6936 for more information.

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