Health Information Technology

Meticulous record-keeping is of vital importance to America’s health care industry. Medical specialties abound; insurance companies scrutinize claims for the slightest hint of an error. Regular medical receptionists and office workers can no longer be expected to manage the complex, mostly computerized records in today’s office, much less be responsible for the variety of insurance issues which accompany virtually every medical incident.

Brookdale’s 61-credit Associate in Applied Science program in Health Information Technology is designed to provide the extensive training and in-depth education needed to work in a field which the Occupational Outlook Handbook says “is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations …because of the number of medical tests, treatments and procedures that will be increasingly scrutinized by health insurance companies, regulators, courts and consumers.”

While the Associate in Applied Science degree is not specifically designed for transfer, students wishing to transfer for Bachelors’ degrees may choose from Liberal Studies degree programs already articulated with Georgian Court University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, or work closely with their counselors to proceed to four-year Health Information Management programs such as the one that is offered by Rutgers, formerly the program at UMDNJ.

The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

For more information, contact Program Director Diana Skarbek at 732-224-1887 or email her at dskarbek@brookdalecc.edu


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