Earn Your Health Information Technology Degree at Peirce College

Right now is a fantastic time to be working at the crossroads of healthcare and technology. With more than 10,000 healthcare employers in the region, Philadelphia is a great place to work during this boom, and earning a Health Information Technology degree from Peirce will set you up to take advantage of excellent employment opportunities.

Peirce's Associate in Science in Health Information Technology degree program prepares graduates for employment in administrative and managerial positions in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Managed care organizations
  • Health insurance companies
  • Health marketing firms
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Non-profit community-related organizations and associations
  • Government agencies (local, state and federal)
  • Law and consulting firms focused on healthcare issues and other healthcare regulatory bodies.

While enrolled, you'll take courses in Medical terminology, Health Information Management, Legal Issues in Heath Information Management, Healthcare Reimbursement, Pathophysiology, ICD 9/10 Medical Coding, CPT/Outpatient Coding, Computer Information Systems for Health Information Technology and Managing Quality and Performance Improvement in Health Information Management.

You will be prepared to sit for one of the following certifications, which are in-demand by employers: 

Graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) exam, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) exam and Certified Coding Specialist- Physician-based (CCS-P®); and the American Academy of Professional Coders™ (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder CPC® exam. Both are highly desired by employers and will help you stand out among other job candidates. 

The coursework is designed to teach you sound theoretical knowledge and give you the opportunity to apply the principles of health information technology based upon AHIMA competencies. Additionally, the program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), which assures that degree programs educate students on the requisite skills and instill the proper knowledge to make them highly marketable to employers in the healthcare field.

Get Your Health Information Technology Degree Online

Peirce's commitment to career-relevant education and flexible, accelerated and online courses makes the school for working adults. At Peirce, we work around your busy schedule with online courses and generous transfer credit. 

If you're ready to start the career you deserve in health information technology, then contact us today to learn more about our program.

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