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Health Information Technology

This guide will help you find reliable information for research in the field of health information technology.

About Health Information Technology

Health information technology professionals work throughout the healthcare industry in a variety of settings. Common job titles include HIM supervisor, clinical coder, coding manager, clinical data collection and reporting specialist, cancer registrar, data integrity specialist, and reimbursement specialist. This guide will help you find reliable information for research in the field of health information technology.

Health Information Management (HIM)

Health information management is the practice of managing medical information vital to providing quality patient care, sound fiscal management of medical resources, and data governance supporting confidentiality of patient records. Management of this data includes acquisition, analysis, and protection of digital and traditional types of information.

Health Informatics (HI)

Health informatics is an interprofessional specialty that exists at the confluence of three major domains: health, information science and technology, and social and behavioral science. As with all other health professions, health informatics is the practice of using data, information, and knowledge for clinical care, scientific inquiry, decision making, and problem solving to improve the health, safety, and effectiveness of those working and being cared for within the system of health care delivery.

Program at STLCC

The Information Systems department at the Forest Park Campus offers a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Transcription and an Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology. There are no program enrollment requirements other than meeting the general Admission requirements of the Community College and satisfying the prerequisites of the required courses.

Career Information

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000