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Healthcare Systems Technology (AAS)

Why Choose Healthcare Systems Technology?

With growth of electronic health records and technology in health care, Healthcare Systems Technology is a high growth field.

Skills Acquired

(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
  • Information Technologist
  • Informatics' specialist
  • Health Data specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Privacy and Security Information Technology
  • Specialist
  • Technology support

 

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.

Description

(Iseek.org)

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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Students will learn to seamlessly integrate knowledge of information technology with healthcare data and processes across a variety of systems.

Common language computer skills and standards needed to use and share private health information securely and effectively will be developed.

General Education Requirements - 20 credits

Code Title Credits
COMM 1111 Interpersonal Communication 3
or COMM 1121 Small Group Communication 3
ENGC 1101 Freshman Composition 4
MATH 1080 Introduction to Statistics 4

Specialized Career Program Requirements - 40 credits

Code Title Credits
COMT 1107 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
COMT 1173 PC Architecture Operation and Interface 3
COMT 1181 Database Management Systems 3
COMT 1182 Advanced Database with Crystal Reports 3
COMT 2188 Systems Analysis and Design 3
COMT 2250 Object Oriented Programming with Java for HCST 4
CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving 4
HLTH 1010 Health Professions Terminology 3
HLTH 2010 Healthcare in the US 3
HCST 2096 Professional Practical Experience 2-4
HCST 2100 Introduction to Health Information Technology 4
HCST 2200 Privacy and Security in Health Information Technology 2