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Health Information Technology

at Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate of Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.
  • WIOA Certified

About this Program

Minnesota West offers two program options related to Health Information Management careers: including a Diploma in Medical Coding Specialist, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology. Health Information Technicians analyze, secure, and maintain patient health information. Health Information Technicians compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of the health care industry. Other duties may include processing, maintaining, compiling and reporting patient information for health requirements and standards using the medical coding system. Medical Coding Specialists work closely with other health care professionals in coding diagnosis and procedures on patient medical records, analyzing medical records for completeness of documentation, working with insurance companies, and reimbursement procedures.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Canby 56220
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls 56241
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson 56143
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone 56164
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington 56187
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu

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