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Health informatics is the systematic study of information in the healthcare delivery system—how it is captured, retrieved, and used in making decisions—as well as the tools and methods used to manage this information and support decisions.

What is Health Informatics?

According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA):

A field of study that focuses on the use of technology for improving access to and utilization of information. Health informatics is the systematic study of information in the healthcare delivery system—how it is captured, retrieved, and used in making decisions—as well as the tools and methods used to manage this information and support decisions.

 

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CCBC's HIIT Program

CCBC’s Health Informatics and Information Technology program 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). Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national certifying RHIT examination administered by AHIMA.

 

CCBC offers an A.A.S degree in Health Informatics and Information Technology

CCBC also offers a certificate in Medical Coding

Career Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook

- from the University of Texas at Austin, University Health Services