CBT College Cutler Bay Campus’
HIMT program is Accredited by CAHIIM
Health information management technology helps health care providers in the management of patient care through the secure use and sharing of health information using electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records. As medical records evolve from a paper record to a hybrid record to a complete EHR, the role of the Health Information Management (HIM) professional must evolve as well to meet the needs of a changing environment.
The Health Information Management Technology (HIMT)* program at CBT College is designed to prepare graduates with the technical skills and knowledge necessary for the processing and maintenance of health information data. Graduates will be prepared to compete for positions in the medical field related to the use, analysis, validation, presentation, abstracting, coding, reimbursement, storage, security, retrieval, quality measurement and control of Electronic Health Records within any medical facility.1
Health information specialists apply information technology (IT) to the particular needs of the health care industry. These specialists use specific EMR (Electronic Medical Records) software to maintain data on patient safety, medical history, symptoms, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and healthcare provider services.
Health Information Technology is crucial to the daily function of health care institutions, where reliable information transmission via the new computer systems is extremely critical. The Associate Degree in Health Information Technology from CBT College offer students the technology background they need to develop medical record keeping systems for hospitals and research centers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is projected to grow up to 20% by 2018 which is much faster than the national average; however, candidates with a strong understanding of computer technology and training in EMR software will be in particularly high demand. In addition, with the increasing use of electronic health records, more technicians will be needed to complete the new responsibilities associated with electronic data management.
Quote: "We will make sure that every doctor's office and hospital in this country is using cutting edge technology and electronic medical records so that we can cut red tape, prevent medical mistakes, and help save billions of dollars each year." - President Barack Obama - December 8, 2008, Radio Address. Discussions on extensive plans for stimulating the economy
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos103.htm
The HIMT program at CBT College includes the following certifications:
Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) from NHA
Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) from NHA
The HIMT program includes the following Academic Seminars:
Access to AHIMA Virtual Lab Training on the following computer/electronic applications:
QuadraMed MPI Suite
QuadraMed Quantim Encoders (ICD-9 and ICD-10)
3M Coding and Reimbursement System (ICD-9 and ICD-10)
Solcom Electronic Document Management System (EMDS)
HealthPort eSmartLog Release of Information
CBT College (Cutler Bay Campus) is officially accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
Students are trained in a 100% paperless system and are entitled to
the following program benefits at no extra cost:
• Advanced Coding Training
• Eligible to apply for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam by AHIMA
• Medical Software Training Medisoft Encoder Quandrim
• National Certification in Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
• Access to medical seminars such as: OSHA, HIPAA, Medical Collections & CPR
• CBT is an authorized testing center by the National Health Career Association (NHA)
• Complimentary Prep. classes & review books for certification exams
• Voice\Speech Recognition Technology
AHIMA Virtual lab: CBT provides students with access to top EMR Systems for “real-world” practice sessions to be included in our students resume.
Intro to Health Sciences & Health Services Organization
Health Record Quality & Performance
Principles of Mgt & Organizational Resources
CBT- Cutler Bay Campus is officially accredited for the Health Information Technology Program by CAHIIM (EPC=742). Students that graduate from CBT College’s HIMT Program will be eligible to apply for the AHIMA-RHIT certification exam.
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CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.
1CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.
2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.