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Health Information Management Technology


Gwinnett Tech's Health Information Management  Technology (HIMT) program provides a strong foundation of skills used to keep vital records and manage technical systems for the healthcare system. According to Select Georgia, Georgia is becoming a hub for healthcare information technology companies. As data collection, analysis and dissemination becomes increasingly vital to the healthcare and bioscience ecosystem, demand for robust, versatile information systems will grow exponentially.

HIMT professionals work across a vast array of roles from analysts to project management to healthcare system management and governance roles. In an HIMT educational program, you will acquire marketable skills and knowledge to:

  • Ensure the accuracy, usefulness, integrity and protection of patient health information throughout a healthcare enterprise
  • Apply leadership skills toward the implementation of electronic health information systems
  • Assess and strategically plan for healthcare data and information needs to both manage and improve the quality of clinical and business operations
  • Manage many new and exciting operational and technology-related projects related to health information management
  • HIMT professionals work in a variety of healthcare settings

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Graduates of the program have started their careers in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician and provider offices and outpatient clinics and health information software companies.

The Health Information Management Technology program (Associate of Applied Science is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management) (CAHIIM).

Information to know about Health Information Technology

Take the first step toward a career in Health Information Management Technology and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you're looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Health Information Technology advisory board.

Interested in learning more about Health Information Technology? Attend one of our monthly information sessions to meet our faculty and learn more.

Program Effectiveness Health Information Management AAS HI13

  AY2015 AY2016 AY2017
Total Enrollment 31 27 20
Retention Rate * 100% *
Graduation Rate 93% 96% 91%
Placement Rate In-field 70%* 50%* 100%*

Sources: KMS Enrollment LB0176, Retention TEC0200, Graduation TEC3111.
*Placement as reported to Program Director.

Retention Rate: Fall to Fall retention of cohort comprised of Beginning and Transfer students.
*Not applicable as there were no new (beginning/transfer) students enrolled in Fall term.

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