Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology


CAHIIM Accredited Program seal

Accreditation:
The Health Information Technology Program accreditor of Danville Area Community 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 2022. 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.

The HIT professional works closely with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals with employment possibilities throughout every aspect of the health care industry:

  • hospitals and clinics
  • long-term care facilities
  • nursing homes
  • physician offices
  • medial group practices
  • consulting firms
  • insurance agencies
  • behavioral health facilities
  • home care providers
  • home health agencies
  • rehabilitation centers
  • government agencies
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • insurance based healthcare companies

Job opportunities that await the HIT graduate:
 

  • Health Information Technician
  • Health Information Analyst
  • Coding Technician
  • Tumor Registrar
  • Quality Improvement Technician
  • Utilization Review Coordinator
  • Health Information Department Coordinator
  • Insurance Claims Analyst

Check out the many career possibilities on this interactive career map at https://my.ahima.org/careermap.

Check out the earning potential at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm

Reportable Annual Outcomes

RHIT Certification Pass Rate

Exam Period
08/01/2019 to 07/31/2020

Graduates Attempting Exam – 2
Passed – 2
Failed – 0
Pass Rate - 100%
National Pass Rate – 74%

 

Graduation Year 2020

Attrition and Retention Data

Enrolled Students – 11
Completers – 8
Continuing/Part-time – 0
Attrition – 3
Attrition Rate – 27.27%
Retention Rate – 72.73%
Graduation Rate – 72.73%

 

Graduation Year 2020

Employment Data

Employment Within One Year - 100%

 

Student Satisfaction:

Question 1 (100% Strongly Agree)

The Health Information Technology Program prepared me to:

  • Acquire the knowledge necessary to function in my current job.
  • Use sound judgement while functioning in my current job.
  • Recommend appropriate procedures relevant to my job.
  • Think critically, solve problems, and develop appropriate action steps.

Question 2 (100% Strongly Agree)

Concerning Practice Proficiency:

  • The HIT Programprepared me with the HIM skills to perform as an HIM professional.
  • My professional practice experiences were valuable in reinforcing my HIM skills.

Question 3 (100% Strongly Agree)

Concerning the workplace, the HIT Program prepared me to:

  • Communicate effectively within my work setting.
  • Conduct myself in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Manage my time efficiently while functioning in my current job.
  • Function effectively as a team member.

HIT Application Packet

To learn more about the opportunities that await you in
Health Information Technology contact:

Kelly Johnson, Director of Health Information Technology
kjohnson43@dacc.edu
MM-112
217-554-1678

Danville Area Community College