Associate Degree in Health Information Technology.

find your fit in the healthcare field.

As the healthcare system strives to provide increasingly efficient and effective care, patient information is a high priority. Earn an Associate in Health Information Technology from DeVry University, and explore your opportunities in the medical field. Our CAHIIM-accredited1 program also provides built-in preparation for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) RHIT Certification Exam. Use your associate degree as a standalone credential, or apply your credits towards your bachelor’s degree at DeVry.

GET TO KNOW OUR ASSOCIATE IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

As an Associate in Health Information Technology student, you receive not only the procedural and regulatory knowledge related to the field, but also a strong technical background. Our program helps prepare you to modify and recommend medical records and much more. Experienced faculty members help you develop a solid background in current coding and chart management software, health data content and structure, health services and information systems, insurance and reimbursement procedures, and medical coding. All curriculum is based on current Associate Degree entry-level competencies outlined by the AHIMA.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Associate Degree in Health Information Technology in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Cost

$514/Credit
Hour

what you'll learn

The Associate Degree in Health Information Technology covers the following:

  • Health Insurance and Reimbursement
    Explore reimbursement and payment methodologies applicable to healthcare provided in various US settings as it relates to relevant forms, processes, practices and the roles of health information professionals.
  • Process Information
    Compile codes, categories, calculations, tabulations and audits, or verify information or data.
  • Health Services and Information Systems
    Explore the history and organization of, and current issues in, the US healthcare delivery system, including interrelationships among system components and care providers.
  • Document and Record Information
    Enter, transcribe, store or maintain information in written or electronic form.
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues in Health Information
    Examine legal and regulatory issues in healthcare, with an emphasis on their application to healthcare information services and the documentation of care.
  • International Classification of Diseases Coding
    Study the principles and guidelines for using the International Classification of Diseases system to code diagnoses and procedures.
  • Evaluate Information
    Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards.
  • Medical Terminology
    Learn medical terminology, including the foundations of words used to describe the human body and its conditions, terminology for medical procedures, the names of commonly prescribed medications and common abbreviations.

REASONS TO CHOOSE DEVRY:

  • AHIMA’s RHIT certification exam prep is built in
  • Hands-on experience in a virtual lab environment with real medical records
  • 100% online—Flexibility to fit your life
  • Learn from professors who have experience in the healthcare field
  • Get resume and job searching help with our Career Services support

Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) http://www.cahiim.org

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Associate in Health Information Technology degree program may consider the following careers:

  • Medical Coder Biller

  • Medical Coding Specialist

  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician

  • Medical Records Analyst

  • Medical Records Supervisor

Core Program Courses

Health Information Technology

HIT111 Basic Medical Terminology
HIT120 Introduction to Health Services and Information Systems
HIT141 Health Information Processes with Lab
HIT170 Health Information Fundamentals Practicum
HIT203 International Classification of Diseases Coding I with Lab
HIT205 International Classification of Diseases Coding II with Lab
HIT211 Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab
HIT220 Legal and Regulatory Issues in Health Information
HIT226 Data Applications and Healthcare Quality with Lab
HIT230 Health Insurance and Reimbursement
HIT272 Health Information Practicum Capstone
HIT272L2 RHIT Certification Preparation

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition

Humanities

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

BIOS105 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
BIOS260 Fundamentals of Pathophysiology
BIOS275 Pharmacology and Medical Treatment
MATH103 Beginning Algebra

Personal and Professional Development

CARD205 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

EARN YOUR CREDENTIALS ONE STEP AT A TIME

With our HIT associate degree program, you can earn a resume-worthy credential to get started. And if you continue on, you’ll have a head start by applying qualifying credits to a bachelor’s degree3.

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1Our Online Health Information Technology (HIT) associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) http://www.cahiim.org.
2For all students, this practicum course requires a substantial number of hours of professional practice time in an approved external healthcare setting. Practice time is generally completed during traditional business hours. 
3Credits apply to the Health Information Management degree specialization of the bachelor’s degree in Technical Management.
*As reported on DeVry University’s 2018 CAHIIM Annual Program Assessment Reports, HIT program graduates who were eligible for, and chose to sit for, the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam had a 50% pass rate for first time test takers in the academic year 2016-2017.
The results do not include the 2016-2017 RHIT exam pass rates for inactive HIT programs.
Graduation rates for all new full-time students, including transfers, for Fall cohorts were as follows: 2008 37%, 2009 34%, 2010 34% and 2011 28%.
Retention rates for all first-time freshmen, including new transfers, for Fall cohorts were as follows: 2014 40%, 2015 54%, and 2016 46%.