Health Information Technology
Health Information Technology graduates (HIT) perform a variety of technical, health information management functions including organizing, analyzing and evaluating health information. HITs ensure that information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code patient information for insurance reimbursement, for databases and registries and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.
Graduates of BCCC’s Health Information Technology Program are eligible to apply for the national certifying Registered Health Information Technician examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association. BCCC’s Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Information Managment Education.
We do not offer a Bootcamp/Masterclass course that can be completed within a few weeks or months. Our programs are based on selective admission after completing the Pre-entry requirements.
The Health Information Technology Program’s accreditor of Baltimore City Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028-2029. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Accreditation Statistics: 2020 - 2021 Outcomes
Employment Rates - 80%
Graduation Rates -100%
Retention Rates - 100%
Graduate Response rate -100%Employer Response rate -100%PPE Mentor Satisfaction Rate -100%
Students in the Health Information Technology degree program who wish to receive the Coding Specialist Certificate must take HIT 227 Advanced Coding.
The mission of the Health Information Technology Program at Baltimore City Community College is to provide the students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to excel in the field of Health Information Technology and to foster lifelong learning among active healthcare professionals.
Skills You Will Learn
Students in the Health Information Technology Program learn:
- How to collect, maintain, report and analyze health data for research and quality management
- How to adhere to healthcare privacy, confidentiality and ethical standards
- How to apply laws and standards related to health information
- How to maintain data security
HIT students need excellent critical thinking, analytic and technical skills. They must be detail-oriented and committed to protecting patient confidentiality and data integrity.
The Health Information Technology Program prepares students for employment with:
- Acute care hospitals
- Extended care and mental health facilities
- State and federal agencies
- Insurance companies
- Transcription services and consulting
Learn more about national and state employment trends and wage data on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website www.bls.gov under overview of BLS wage data by area and occupation.
*Above information taken from: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-21 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm
Kathryn T. Singleton, MS, RHIA
Main Building 231G
410-462-7735 (HIT Lab)
410- 225-4633 (fax)
Upon acceptance into the program, students must:
Upon acceptance into the program, students must:
1. Carry health insurance as long as they are in the program or sign a medical waiver accepting.
2. Be responsible for their own health and safety in the classrooms and clinical areas to which they are assigned.
3. Show proof of current health status by physical exam less than a year old.
4. Have up-to-date immunization/titres:
a. The Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) must be done annually
b. Rubella, Rubeola and Mumps titre and immunization, if necessary
c. Varicella (chicken pox) titre and immunization, if necessary
d. Hepatitis B screening, vaccine if necessary, or written waiver
5. Be aware that seasonal flu and other immunizations may be required by the assigned clinical health care facility.
6. Have a criminal background check and a drug screen per clinical agency regulations. Check with the Clinical Coordinator for more information.
7. Maintain a minimum of "C" in each required course to progress through the course and semester sequence.
8. Have a 2.5 GPA to apply to the program and must maintain a 2.0 throughout the duration of the program.
In addition students:
- Will incur expenses for books, tuition, etc.
- Are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical practicums.