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Health Information Technology - Medical Records Coding

Expand your skills by learning the latest patient-record technologies. Develop professional skills in medical records coding procedures for a variety of healthcare environments. 

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What is Health Information Technology?

Are you interested in a career in a growing field? Would you like to learn the most up-to-date patient-record technology in the medical field? Do you enjoy being in an office environment? Would you like the opportunity to work from home? If so, the Health Information Technology program may be the perfect fit for you!

CAHIIM accredidationAccreditation: The Health Information Technology program at Gateway Community & Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAAHIIM). CAHIIM can be reached at, or at 233 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL. 60602-5800, 312-233-1100.

Graduates with a HIT Associate degree are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination.

Most required Health Information Technology courses are offered as hybrid courses (50% online and 50% in classroom.) All courses for this program are held at our Edgewood campus. There are options for day and evening scheduling.

HIT Medical Records Coding

Obtain your HIT Medical Records Coding Certificate in as little as one year at Gateway. Medical coders analyze patient records to determine the correct diagnoses and procedure codes for many different types of healthcare facilities. The certificate can prepare you to earn a coding credential such as CCS, CCA, or CPC. You can also complete your certificate while earning credits towards an Associate degree in HIT.

What are my career choices?

  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Health Information Management Director
  • Patient Information Coordinator
  • Release of Information Specialist
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Health Data Analyst

Where can I work?

  • Bottom Line Systems
  • CompMed
  • The Christ Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    Medical Center
  • The Dermatology Center
  • HealthPoint
  • NorthKey Community Care
  • OrthoCincy
  • Riverhills Healthcare, Inc.
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • St. Elizabeth Physicians
  • Tri-State Gastroenterology
  • The Urology Group

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

AAS Health Information Technology

HIT Medical Records Coding Certificate

Release of Information Data Specialist Certificate

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Statistics for 2017-2018

Retention rate: 53%
Attrition rate: 47%
Graduation rate: 40%
Job placement rate: 70% of graduates are working in the healthcare field

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Program Contact

Anissa McBreen, RHIT

Health Information Technology

(859) 442-1705

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