Manage patient care data with our 100% online HIT program
Associate of Applied Science - Health Information Technology (69 Credits)
Learn to analyze, manage and use patient data and health information resources as a health care information technologist with the health information technology associate degree at Davenport University. Take this two-year health information technology degree 100% online through our Online+ Livestream classes (formerly known as real-time virtual) or in-person on our W.A. Lettinga Campus. This in-person or online health information technology degree is led by faculty who have real-world experience and hold industry-recognized credentials, including Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS).
Enrich your online learning experience and make valuable connections through Davenport’s faculty mentoring program, online tutors and Allied Health/Health Information Student and Alumni Association. Hands-on clinicals at a health care site near you will also help put you on a path to earning the health information technologist salary you deserve.
What is a health information technology degree?
A health information technology degree focuses on analyzing, managing and using patient care data and health information resources to manage medical records, understand reimbursement and research, coding, and uphold the highest health information standards.
Accredited by the CAHIIM, Davenport’s fully online health information technology associate degree program will prepare you to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam so you can earn the credential you need to become a health care information technologist.
Explore classes for Davenport’s health information technology degree
Get on track to earn the health information technologist’s salary you deserve through HIT program courses, such as medical terminology, advanced procedural coding, health care ethics and presentation techniques. Complete Davenport’s associates degree in information technology and continue on to our bachelor’s in health information management (HIM degree). All classes are aligned with Quality Matters (QM) and are evaluated through Instructional Design to ensure the quality of instruction.
Foundations of Excellence
|BIOL115||A & P w/Human Disease I||4|
|BIOL116||A & P w/Human Disease II||4|
|BIOL131||Introduction to Human Disease||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Health Professions
|HLTH101||Introduction to Health Careers||3|
|HLTH101M||Intro to Health Careers||0|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3|
|HINT110||Introduction to HIM||3|
|HINT201||Health Information Technology||3|
|HINT209||Quality/Perf Improve Hlth Care||3|
|HINT215||Applied Statistics for Health Information Management||1|
|HINT222||Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding||3|
|HINT294||Advanced Coding Lecture||2|
|HINT294L||Advanced Coding Lab||2|
|HINT297||HIT Prof Pract Exp (Lecture)||2|
|HINT297C||HIT Prof Pract Exp (Clinic)||2|
|HLTH250||Healthcare Reimbursement Mgmt||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
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Why pursue a Davenport health information technology degree?
Accredited by CAHIIM, Davenport’s health information technology associate degree program was ranked #2 for the best online associate in HIT program in the nation by Intelligent. Davenport’s health-focused associates degree in information technology will prepare you to earn the health information technologist’s salary you deserve with organizations that collect and use health care information, including insurance companies and law firms.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Real-world faculty expertise
Become a health care information technologist with the help of faculty who are leaders in national and regional associations and conduct research in areas such as leadership and public health.
Use state-of-the-art software and learning platforms like 3M Encoder, GO EHR, and MedTrak Educational Systems in this associates degree in information technology program.
Course credit for your certifications
Receive course credits for certifications, including RHIT, Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist — Physician-based (CCS-P).
100% employer satisfaction rate
Stand out among employers with your Davenport HIT degree. Those we surveyed gave a 100% satisfaction rating for Davenport health information graduates.
Earn a health information technology degree that’s accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
HIT/HIM Program Director
Meet Megan Tober, the associate department chair and program director for the health information management programs at Davenport University.
Get started on your health information technology degree
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your HIT program degree at Davenport.
The Health Information Management accreditor of Davenport University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at email@example.com.
Employment Rate: 86% (2021-2022)
Graduate Satisfaction Rate: 100% (2021-2022)
Student Satisfaction: 6.42 (out of 7, 2021-2022)
Program Retention: 75.4% (2021-2022)
Program Completion: 52% in 3 years (Academic Year 20-21)
RHIT Certification Pass Rate: 72% (Above national average, 8/1/2020-7/31/2021)
National Cancer Registrars Association
The Cancer Registry Management specialty track of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is provisionally accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association and its Formal Education Committee. Once a student has completed the Cancer Registry Management Program specialty track, they meet all requirements to apply for the National Cancer Registrars Association Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR©) exam for the CTR© credential.
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About Davenport University
Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.
Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.
Admission follows Davenport University admission and progression policy as outlines in Undergraduate Catalog. Student in the College of Health Professions must maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue in a program of study towards a degree.
Evaluate data structure, content and information governance.
Manage the healthcare revenue cycle.
Assess the appropriate use of health informatics, health analytics, and health
Interpret organizational management and leadership strategies.
Apply health law and compliance methods.
Identify information protection: access, use, privacy, and security.
Faculty and Staff
Department Chair/Interim Associate Dean Allied Health and Health Information Management: Linda Sorensen, EdD, RHIA, CHPS
Associate Department Chair, HIM/Allied Graduate: Joseph C. Brown, DHA
Associate Department Chair/Program Director HIT/HIM: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA
The mission of the HIM program is to prepare graduates who can analyze, manage, and utilize patient care data and health information resources. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of our accrediting bodies.