Health Information Technology/Medical Assisting



Health information technology (HIT) is information technology applied to health care. It provides the umbrella framework to describe the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities and insurers.

Health information technology (Health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient
care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.

Degree:

Health Information Technology/ Medical Records A.A.S. (Onondaga Community College)

Career Opportunities:

Ambulatory Care, Long-Term Care, Home Care, Residential Care, Psychiatric Facilities, Industrial Clinics, Physician’s O ces, Law O ces, Insurance Companies, State and Federal Health Agencies