What online schools teach health information technology?


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Some online schools that offer health information technology programs are McKinley College, Western Governors University and DeVry University. Other schools include ITT Technical Institute and Kaplan University.

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The McKinley College program claims to offer a flexible schedule, faculty with experience and professors who focus on the students. This program offers courses in medical terminology, computer applications, and anatomy and physiology, as well as pathology and disease processes, diagnostic coding, and health information legal issues. Western Governors University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, or CAHIIM. WGU's bachelor's degree program requires 120 competency units, and students take classes in health care data and information technology fundamentals.

DeVry University offers a certificate in medical billing and coding, which prepares students for the CCA exam to become a medical coder; an Associate degree in health information technology, which prepares students for the RHIT exam; and a bachelor's degree in health information management, which prepares students for the RHIA exam to become a health services manager. Kaplan University offers an online bachelor's degree in health information management, as well as an accelerated two-year program for those who have already completed an approved Associate degree program in health information technology.

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