Health Informatics Information Technology
The Business Technology Medical Information programs (BMED Department) at Clark College teach the business, computer and medical skills needed to succeed in high-demand and high-paying professions including Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Records, Health Information Technician and many more.
Degrees and Certificates
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Health Information, Informatics Management, Medical Billing
With the planned implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding system October 1, 2015,
the expected need for Coders and Health Information Technicians will be the highest
in recent history. Many hospitals will need two coders for every one they currently
Graduates of these certificates and/or degrees become eligible to obtain certification and apply for employment in these rewarding fields.
The BMED programs teach both ICD-9 & ICD-10 and offer classes that utilize real-world applications such as electronic charting, Encoder, PCS, and AHIMA Virtual Labs.
Health information assistants assemble medical records; analyze records for completeness; file, retrieve and protect medical records; release patient information; maintain health care statistics; enter patient data; and do some basic coding.
A Health Information Technician is responsible for the tracking of information about patients such as the cost of treatment and the length of a hospital stay.
A Medical Billing/Coding AAT graduate is highly trained in billing, coding and health information with many successfully passing CPC, or CCS certifications and obtaining high-paying and rewarding positions.