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Health Information Technology:
Abilene: 325.672.7091
Breckenridge: 254.559.7700
Brownwood: 325.643.5987
Sweetwater: 325.235.7300
   Department Chair:
Sarah Brooks
voice: 325.734.3627
fax: 325.670.9345
Email: Sarah Brooks
   Mailing Address:
Health Information Technology
TSTC Abilene
650 E Hwy 80
Abilene, TX 79601
   Location:
The Health Information Technology program is offered in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater
   Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Are you interested in a career in the rapidly growing health care field? Do you prefer to work in an office or even at home rather than directly with patients? Graduates of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Program here at TSTC West Texas have exactly those opportunities.

IMPORTANT: The TSTC West Texas HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association's Council on Accreditation. That means that when you graduate with an associate's degree, you can take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam. And, passing that exam improves your career possibilities and increases your salary potential.

In the HIT program, TSTC students learn how to transcribe, code, analyze, and protect medical information. We all know that doctors and other health care professionals need accurate records to treat their patients so you can see how truly vital this field is to good medical care.

Health Information Technology offers careers for the twenty-first century, careers that combine health care and information technology, careers that combine computer skills with knowledge in areas such as anatomy and physiology and even the law. These careers exist in a variety of work settings: hospitals, doctor's offices, insurance providers, nursing homes, consulting and law firms, pharmaceutical companies, or your home.

Careers you can choose from include:

  • Medical Transcription Specialist
  • Coding Specialist
  • Coding Specialist
  • Health Information Management Department (HIM) Supervisor or Manager
  • Physician Clinic HIM Manager
  • HIM-Information Technology Software Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Billing Specialist
  • Physician Office Medical Coder
  • Consultant Coding Quality Analyst

 

To prepare for your career, you'll take courses such as:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer Applications
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Coding and Classification Systems
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information

 

If you enjoy the challenges of problem solving, want to help the public, and are a detail-oriented person, the HIT program here at TSTC West Texas might be just for you.