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  • Health Information Technology
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    Program Coordinator
    Kathleen Collins

  • Did You Know?

    PCC offers HIT certificates in Management & Support, Network Security, and Medical Billing & Coding.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Every Semester

    Award: AAS, Certificates

    Average Class Size: 30

    Program Length: 4-6 Semesters (Full-Time)

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Hybrid & Online

    Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos

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  • Career Information
    The Health Information Technology Degree offers a career in one of the most dynamic fields, in our nations’ history.  The ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) has identified roles that will lead the progress toward the transition from paper records to Electronic Health Records (EHR).  This degree will provide education on how the roles of clinicians and information technology specialists, in the medical arena, are and will continue to transition.   They are jointly aligning  their efforts to support: meaningful use of electronic health records, safer and more cost effective health practices,  the transfer of personal health information (Health Information Exchange - HIE) statewide and eventually nationwide, and, the public participation in their own individual health care decisions and outcomes. 

    What Will I Learn
    This degree will allow specialization (with inclusion of an additional certificate and the ability to take a national certification exam) in three areas:  HIT Medical Coding, HIT Implementation Management and Support, and HIT Network Security.

    • EHR (Incentive/Penalty) – Adoption, Utilization, Maintenance, Security/Privacy/Confidentiality
    • Government (Dept. of HHS/ONC - Medicare/Medicaid) – MEANINGFUL USE
    • Employment (New Roles/Jobs, New Settings, New Interactions) – Six ONC Identified Workforce Roles
    • Clinical arena/Technology arena (New Blended Culture, with Multi-specializations)
    • Contributions (New and Improved Healthcare Benefits and Responsibilities)
    • Certification (Employment/Employer Expectations - Quality, Competency, Efficiency, Accountability)
    • Accreditation (Association/Affiliation with Credentialing Agencies for Education and Healthcare)

    Our Experienced Faculty
    Our faculty has years of industry experience and are members in several different types of national professional associations and/or organizations, and many of our faculty members have certifications in their field (Health Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer and Network Technology, and Cyber Security) and are all AHIMA members.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    We have worked to build many of our courses from classroom to hybrid and more recently toward fully online courses, utilizing many established educational formats for the delivery of the most current information (Webinars, Video, Links for current healthcare information updated almost daily, Use of Simulated Electronic Health Record Systems, Interactive online activities for student participation, etc.) As we move to an all online format, our program will be available to all students anywhere, with online access.