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Health Information Technology Degree

Those that have a knack for computers and other technology, and enjoy the medical field, may most likely enjoy a position in the health information technology field. As a student, you may learn how to improve the quality of electronic health care management. Improvements made by health information technology students have led to decreased paperwork, reduced costs, and increased productivity. Professionals in this field strive to improve health care quality and the recording of worldly diseases, while also contributing to earlier detection of infectious outbreaks.

Careers in Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT jobs require the use of computers and digital technology in healthcare facility to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. Electronic coding and billing are also a part of this job field, as well as electronic medical records and networks for digital imaging. There may be number of advantages to Healthcare IT, which all contribute to improved patient care.

  • Instant Access to Medical Records

Caregivers may be able to access their patient's complete and accurate health information instantly. Knowing the patient's complete medical history, including past procedures, allergies and medications may help medical staff make more informed decisions about the diagnosis and treatment they provide.

  • A Green Medical Solution

Computerizing and digitizing health records means there is less paperwork to do. Medical facilities may save both time and money.

  • Modern Information Management

With the comprehensive management of medical information, the exchange of data between different healthcare providers and patients may be secure. This may also increase efficiency, as there may no longer be a wait while paperwork is completed or unneeded tests are performed.

  • Prevent Medical Errors

With instant access to patient's accurate medical records, medical errors and misdiagnoses may be prevented, improving the quality of healthcare.

  • Faster Diagnosis

As doctors and nurses may be able make crucial medical decisions quickly, patients may receive the care they need much more quickly, also reducing the costs of extended treatments.

A Growing Field

  Healthcare is undergoing a tremendous change in this country and the need for healthcare IT may grow. An efficient and effective healthcare system may be an important component in providing the appropriate care to an increasing numbers of patients.

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            BS in Healthcare Administration/Health Informatics

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            New England College was founded in 1946 to educate soldiers coming home from World War II. The same great support system that welcomed returning GIs is still a hallmark of NEC today. From enrollment services representatives who’ll guide you through the application process to interactive tools that help you collaborate with instructors and classmates, NEC inspires you to reach the milestones of your educational journey.
             

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            Master of Science in Health Informatics
            • Recognized as the largest university in the Chicago area, with 27,580 students and 15 colleges.
            • Listed as one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, with more than $291 million research funds in FY 2013.
            • Proud to be a tobacco-free campus, prohibiting all forms of tobacco within campus boundaries.
            • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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            Master of Science in Health Informatics

            The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of five degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

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            MS in Computer Science
            • Syracuse University’s Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed to help students discover groundbreaking solutions to complex technology challenges.
            • Students will gain advanced knowledge in critical areas, such as Security and Assurance, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Architecture, and Advanced Programming.
            • Founded in 1901, the school has maintained its reputation as a leader in the field, offering a curriculum built on theory, fundamentals, and application
            • Designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) since 2001
            • Designed and taught by Syracuse faculty, the curriculum built on theory, fundamentals, and application.
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            BS: Computer Science: Cyber-Security
            • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
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            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
            • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
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            Medical Billing & Insurance Coding (10-Month Diploma Program)
            UEI College , Gardena
            • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
            • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
            • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
            • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
            • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
            • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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            Certificate - Medical Office
            • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
            • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
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            Administrative Medical Assistant
            • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
            • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
            • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
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            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
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            Medical Billing and Coding
            • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
            • Our short-term allied health programs will give you the skills and knowledge to become a part of the exciting health care field.
            • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Healthcare Administration.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
            • Main campus is located in Van Nuys, California, north of Los Angeles.
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