Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

  • Health Information Professionals Driven by health data
  • Health Information Technology, 3 medical professionals
  • female student sitting in front of a computer, in a hospital setting
  • 3 medical professionals in a hospital setting

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Program Advantages

While the physicians, nurses, and healthcare team are taking care of you and your loved ones, health information management (HIM) professionals are the ones taking care of your information, ensuring it's protected, private, captured, stored and made available when you need it. From coding your information for payment by insurance companies, research, reporting, strategic planning, etc., we are there to manage the entire process for health information and more. This program is offered online.

Accreditation/Certification

CAHIIM Accredited Program logoThe Health Information Management accreditor of Alfred State College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The college’s accreditation for associate degree in health information technology has been reaffirmed through 2026. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

To become credentialed, students in the health information technology program must successfully complete the academic requirements for an associate of science in health information technology. The RHIT exam is administered by the national professional association, AHIMA. Successful completion of this exam allows the individual to use the designation of RHIT.

For more information regarding the RHIT certification exam please visit the AHIMA Certification website.

Alfred State is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606].

Program Outcomes

2020-2021 Academic Year

Graduation Rate: 0/2 students graduated within 3 years of beginning the program. Note: This total does not include part-time students, who make up over 55% of the health information technology student population.

Satisfaction Rate: 100%

RHIT Exam Pass Rate: 100%, Thirteen of thirteen first-time RHIT examination test-takers passed on their first attempt.

Student Achievement Data

Employment and Continuing Education Report

Survey Details 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Receiving Degrees 28 20 22 13 15
Responding to Survey 22 (79%) 12 (60%) 15 (68%) 5 (38%) 6 (40%)
Employed 16 (73%) 9 (75%) 15 (100%) 5 (100%) 5 (83%)
Employed in Field 16 (100%) 9 (100%) 14 (93%) 5 (100%) 5 (83%)
Transferred 4 (18%) 1 (8%) - - 1 (17%)
Unemployed & Seeking Employment 2 (9%) 2 (17%) - - -
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment - - - - -
Source: Website (Career Development Office) Employment and Continuing Education Report 2014
Professional Outlook

Overall employment of medical records and health information specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

About 34,300 openings for medical records and health information specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics
Contact
Erica Matteson
607-587-3675
Pioneer Quotes

"The education I received at Alfred State (HIT program) was so directly relevant to my job in HIM at our local hospital. Everyday I hear something at work that I learned about during my time at Alfred. I feel confident that I could pursue any opportunity in HIM and be totally prepared and knowledgeable!" -Peg Moran, '15

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"We, as professionals in the health information field, understand the value of educational institutions that provide their students with up-to-date, HIM focused, relevant courses as well as the professional internships that each student completes. As a result of experiencing what Alfred State offers their students in the HIM field, Samaritan has offered positions to several graduates as well as recommended the college to our employees that are interested in the profession." -Linda Buker, Samaritan Medical Center

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