Health Information Technology (HIT.AAS)
This degree is designed for the student who is seeking a professional career based in the healthcare arena. The field of Health Information Technology deals with the gathering, storage, and abstraction of health data. This data can be transformed into meaningful and useful information that can be utilized by various professionals for a variety of purposes. Students educated in the field of Health Information Technology can perform various job duties and are employed in a variety of settings. Acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies are just a sampling of employers. This field has a national professional organization, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students seeking current information on the growth of the field, salary information, and types of employers should access the national organization via www.ahima.org.
Statement of Purpose
The associate degree in applied science for Health Information Technology provides the student with an education focused on building career skills and tools that can be utilized for various professional goals.
Accreditation The Health Information Technology program at Camden County College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). CAHIIM can be reached at their website www.cahiim.org or at 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800; telephone number (312)233-1131.