A career in health information puts you at the intersection of two exciting fields: information technology and healthcare. With the transition to digital medical records from hand-written paper charts for patients, people trained in health information are in demand as never before.
St. Kate’s educates women and men to be either medical coders in our certificate program or registered health information specialists (RHIT) in our more extensive associate degree program. Classes meet during the evening for both programs.
In these programs, you’ll learn to manage patient information and become a critical informational link among doctors, patients, insurance providers and other movers and shakers in the healthcare field.
Opportunities for security, independence and growth
In the field of health information you can have job flexibility and a lot of independence to make decisions. You may work full- or part-time in hospitals, clinics, health insurance and billing offices — some even work from home.
No matter where you work, you’ll interact closely with other members of the healthcare team. The field also offers the satisfaction and security of a healthcare career without the physical and emotional stresses of many patient-centered health careers.
Students in St. Kate's health information program get results. Between 2008 and 2011, 83% of St. Kate's health information graduates who took the qualifying examination were awarded the RHIT credential. Employers see the results as well -- 100% of employers surveyed between 2008 and 2011 were satisfied with the St. Kate's health information graduates they hired.