Health Information Technology

Health information technology (HIT) brings together medicine, computer technology and information management to provide structured information management to health care. If you want to learn a diverse set of skills and make a difference in the lives of patients and their care providers, a career in health information technology is for you. The degree and certificates offered at Oakton are designed to prepare you for a variety of entry-level positions in health care. Working with health care practitioners, you can play an important role in an industry that offers meaningful work, good pay and the opportunity to keep learning and advancing.

Student Outcomes for A.A.S Degree in Health Information Technology 


Time frame

Graduation
Rate

Retention
Rate

Employment
Rate

RHIT Exam
Results

08/01/2019 -
07/31/2020

95%

95%

60%

92%

Definitions:

Graduation rate – the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program.

Employment rate – the percentage of graduates from a program who are employed in healthcare within 8 months of graduation.

Retention rate – the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year.

RHIT exam pass rate – the percentage of students who tested and passed the applicable certification exam for the program.

Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Oakton Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028.

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 info@cahiim.org.

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