Overview

The Health Information Technician Certificate provides students with knowledge and skills needed to perform the release of information function in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, physician practices, and long-term care facilities.

Students gain understanding of health record content and documentation requirements in accordance with state and federal regulations. Students also work with computer applications such as electronic health record and release of information software.

Through practicum experience, students apply their knowledge and skills in a healthcare setting.

All of the certificate courses also apply to the associate’s degree program in Health Information Management.

Related Programs

Health Information Management (HIM)

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Perform release of information function in a healthcare setting.
  • Perform analysis of health record documentation to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Health Information Technician
  • Release of Information Technician
  • Medical Data Release Clerk
  • Medical Records Coordinator

Graduate Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, opportunities for health information technician occupations are expected to grow by 13 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

$23,000 - $25,000 annually

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Christ Hospital
  • Carespring
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Mercy Health
  • Tri-Health
  • UC Health

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Health Information Technician Certificate (HITC)

First Year
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 0 1 1
HIM 100 Introduction to Health Information Management 0 3 3
HIM 105 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management 2 0 2
MCH 101 Medical Terminology 1 0 2 2
Semester 2
HIM 115 Clinical Abstracting of Health Data 0 2 2
HIM 120 Health Information Technology Systems 3 0 3
MCH 102 Medical Terminology 2 2 0 2
HIM 180 Release of Information Practicum 0 7 1
Total Credits: 7 15 16

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