Health Information Technology


Health Information Technology program

New laws and regulations requiring healthcare providers to store all patient health records electronically mean the use of technology in the healthcare industry is increasing. The Health Information Technology program will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge for an entry-level position in a health care setting. Students will choose to specialize as dental office specialists, medical office specialists, medical billing and coding specialists or as dental insurance specialists. Students will learn terminology, laws and ethics, basic dental or medical billing and coding systems, and the fundamental components and functions of the technical and legal infrastructure of an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Students will develop administrative office skills and receive hands-on experience using Dentrix or Medical EHR's to schedule and manage patient accounts and enter patient documentation. In addition, medical billing and coding specialists/dental insurance specialists will learn how to code medical/dental diagnoses, medical/dental procedures, and the medical supplies performed or identified by a physician/dentist. Students will also learn how to process health insurance claims, examine coverage issues, processes for billing and collection, and the mandated documentation. Medical billing and coding specialists will prepare to take the National Certified Professional Coding examination through the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Cost Summary

$45.00

Adult College Admission Fee

$40.00

Annual High School Student Fee

$2,684.60

Student Tuition and Fees
High school students are exempt from Student Tuition and Fees

$1,171.33

Estimated Books and Materials *
While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials

$18.00

Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

* NOTE: Textook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identify.

Program Length
975 hours (11 months)
Location
Main Campus
Enrollment
Open Enrollment, Year-Round
Classroom Availability
8am - 11am Mo Tu We Th Fr
12pm - 3pm Mo Tu We Th Fr
NOTE: High school students may request a schedule that coincides with the high school morning bell schedule by notifying Student Services.
Pell Grants
Apply
Scholarships
Eligible
Veterans
Eligible
Davis Technical College Credentials
Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Industry Certifications
The Davis Tech Health Information Technology program provides students with the necessary skills to begin employment in their selected field. Students who complete their program will be prepared to take the tests for the following certifications:
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC)
Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
Computer Technology
Medical Assistant: Medical Terminology
Word Processing
Placement Rates
76%

NOTE: Placement data is represented as reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the most recent annual report.

Utah Wages
Low Median High
$12.18 $18.22 $31.15
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
High School
Details
College/University
Details
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the Davis Tech Admissions Application and New Student Orientation
  3. Pay the $45.00 fee to the cashier in Student Services
  4. Take the admissions assessment in the Davis Tech Assessment Center in Student Services
  5. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  6. Begin class