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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY


The mission of the health information management technology program is to prepare students to function effectively in the management of healthcare data and information resources. The profession works with data systems that are used to collect, store, process, retrieve, analyze, disseminate and communicate information related to research, planning, provision, financing, and evaluation of health services. Students in Lakeland's program learn how to work with and maintain medical records, statistics and systems; code medical data; and control the usage and release of health information.

Accreditation

The health information management technology (HIMT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Goal

Lakeland's graduates will successfully demonstrate the HIMT entry-level competencies.

Testing

Registered health information technicians (RHIT) must pass a written examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). To take the examination, a person must graduate from a two-year associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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