Enjoy a thriving career at the crossroads of technology & health care!
Are you interested in the health care industry, but don't see yourself working directly with patients? Do you like working with technology, data and compliance? Would you like to be part of one of the fastest-growing professions in the U.S.? If your answer is "Yes," the Health Information Programs at Palm Beach State College will prepare you for a rewarding career.
You don't need a prior medical background to pursue a health information career. People who find success in this field range from recent high school graduates to career changers of any age. What counts is getting the right education. If you are already a health professional and want to change careers, consider the diverse range of Health Information career paths. You'll be able to use your health care knowledge as you take your career in a new direction.
Learn about Palm Beach State's Health Information programs:
Associate in Science Degree:
This industry-accredited A.S. degree program is your gateway to success in the health information field.
College Credit Certificates:
Develop the high-demand knowledge and skills required to translate medical records into alphanumeric codes for billing and reimbursement purposes.
Gain expertise in the technical, legal, financial and clinical aspects of implementing electronic health records.
College Credit Applied Technology Diploma:
Learn to produce medical reports by listening to digital dictation and either typing or editing documents that become part of patients' health records.
Advanced Training/Continuing Education Courses:
- Need help managing health care industry changes? Preparing for industry certifications? We have training for you and your team! Learn more.
What is Health Information?
Every time you receive health care, a record of your treatment is generated. This information includes your medical history, physician notes and diagnoses, lab test results and much more. Medical records serve as the vital link between health care providers, patients and insurance companies—and impact the quality of care patients receive.
Work in a High Demand Field
Health Information professionals maintain medical records, both paper and electronic, ensuring records are complete, accurate, accessible and secure. They are experts in managing health information, overseeing health care computer systems, and translating medical records into alphanumeric codes for billing and reimbursement purposes.
Driving the growth of health information careers is the worldwide transition from paper to electronic health records (EHR). In the U.S., the federal government has mandated that health care facilities and medical practices make this transition. As a result, health information professionals enjoy competitive salaries and are in demand by all types of health care organizations, including hospitals, insurers, public health agencies, research institutions, medical practices and clinics.
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