Kaskaskia College is announcing that slots still remain open for Fall Admission into the Health Information Technology Program offered through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM).
The Health Information Technician possesses both administrative and technical skills necessary to maintain components of health record systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. The Health Information Technician technically analyzes and evaluates health statistics for use in planning and evaluation; codes symptoms, disease, operations, procedures, and other therapies; releases health information; and maintains and utilizes a variety of health records indexes and storage and retrieval systems. In addition, the Health Information Technician plays an important role in ensuring that the health care facility receives maximum reimbursement for treatment rendered, abstracts discharge data to support quality management activities, supports committee chairpersons in carrying out committee functions, and supervises one or more health records service activities.
Interested people in this field include office technologists and medical records technicians.
The programs produces workers in growing fields as the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports jobs in the field are expected to grow by as much as 20 percent over the next seven to ten years.
The starting salary for a graduate of the program is $40,000.
The technical courses for these programs are held in Herrin and/or Carbondale. The general education courses will be held at Kaskaskia College. Kaskaskia College offers a scholarship of $300.00 per semester to offset some of the expenses students incur travelling to the SICCM center. There are just a few slots available in the program and the deadline to register is the end of May. Contact the Kaskaskia College Office of Recruitment at 618-545-3048 for more information about specific admission criteria.