A growing number of healthcare organizations are digitizing operations, increasing the demand for qualified health information technicians. To meet his demand, Guttman’s Health Information Technology (HIT) AAS degree program equips students with the skills necessary to utilize various computer applications to manage medical information and ensure secure and accurate data exchange between healthcare consumers and providers. Through different pedagogical approaches, students will learn how to organize and manage health information data, including patients’ medical histories, symptoms, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and other healthcare provider services.
upon graduating from the HIT Program, students will be prepared for work as health information technicians in organizations that use patients’ data and health information such as acute care hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, home health agencies and public health agencies, pharmaceutical companies, law practices, and insurance firms.
Heath Information Technology empowers students to be significant contributors to healthcare management teams across the various organizations that manage patient data and health information. Consistent with Guttman’s emphasis on student-centered and experiential pedagogy, coursework in the Health Information Technology program enables students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom through projects and fieldwork experiences.
To promote career readiness within the curriculum, the Program implements course design and experiences that promote and incorporate the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) Career Competencies:
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
- Oral/Written Communication
- Digital Technology
- Professionalism/Work Ethic
- Career Management
- Global/Intercultural Fluency
In alignment with Guttman Community College’s mission statement, the Health Information Technology Program provides educational and experiential opportunities that prepare graduates with the skill necessary to ensure the accuracy, security, reliability, availability, and integrity of patient data and health information
Upon successful completion of the Human Services program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge consistent with the entry-level competencies defined by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for the field of Health Information Technology
- Apply the use of common software applications (e.g., spreadsheets, databases, word processing, graphics, presentation, etc.).
- Demonstrate decision-making skills as it relates to HIT-related software applications (e.g., the release of information, electronic health records, patient record abstracting, etc.).