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With growth of electronic health records and technology in health care, Healthcare Systems Technology is a high growth field.
(Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Healthcare Systems Technology will help students learn to:
Review patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data
Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
Protect patients' health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment and data security
Careers in Healthcare Systems Technology
Projected Job Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that there will be a shortage of 51,000 qualified healthcare IT workers within the next five years.
The BLS also projects employment of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022.
The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.
Types of Jobs
(Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Students who study Healthcare Systems Technology typically pursue careers in the field of:
Applications Software Developers
Computer and Information Scientists
Health Data specialist
Privacy and Security Information Technology
Average State Pay
The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists $16.42 per hour and $34,160 annually as the national median pay for medical records and health information technicians.
Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems.
Degrees & Certificates in Healthcare Systems Technology
Normandale has designed an Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Systems Technology that will develop students' knowledge of information technology, health care data and processes across a variety of systems.
Continuing Education and Customized Training offers non-credit courses/certificates in health information technology to provide students skills and resources in the career advancement.
For more information on Continuing Education MNHIT programs, click here.
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This is a multidisciplinary program infused with the skills necessary to build a strong foundation in computer technology, health information technology and healthcare. More specifically, students in this program learn: software database design, data management, data privacy laws and regulations, work flow analysis and design, and healthcare and computer terminology. Additionally, graduates of this program have the knowledge to bridge the gap in communication between multiple departments within the organization.