Health Information Technology

Degree

Bachelor of Arts | College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

What is Health Information Technology?

The program in Health Information Technology (HIT) is a bachelor's completion degree that addresses the technology and processes used by health care providers and related organizations. The program includes instruction in the technology used to acquire and direct the flow of information between the clinical, administrative, and financial systems in the healthcare industry as well as general principles of information technology.

Students who complete the program will obtain a strong background in technology including database, problem-solving, systems analysis, and project management skills as well as a foundation in the culture of the healthcare system. This program prepares students for jobs that integrate healthcare and technology in the evolving U.S. healthcare system.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

A unique program

The Health Information Technology program was designed together with health care professionals to meet the growing demand for workers who understand the IT needs of the health care industry.

Focus on helping you learn

The CIT department has dedicated faculty that work with you to help you learn the material.  We realize that not all students learn in the same way and try to help each student make the most of their own abilities.

Networking opportunities

Faculty who teach advanced HIT courses are dedicated to bringing industry professionals into the classroom to share their experiences and knowledge. These networking opportunities allow you to meet industry professionals and learn firsthand about internships and potential employment opportunities.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

Students must complete the following requirements before changing their major to HIT:

  • MTH 125 with a C- or higher
  • CIT 154, and either (CIT 157 and CIT 158) OR
  • BIO 171 and BIO 172

Students may enroll as Pre-HIT majors until these requirements are met.

What courses would I take?

The program includes instruction in the technology used to acquire and direct the flow of information between the clinical, administrative, and financial systems in the healthcare industry as well as general principles of information technology. The curriculum integrates work in science, mathematics, oral communication, areas of health information technology (networking, databases, healthcare, and others), and the liberal arts. There is a capstone course in system design and integration.

What can I do with this major?

The health information technology field is relatively young and rapidly growing. HIT graduates may work in technical support, data analysis, reporting, database administration, user education, software development, testing and customization.

Health information professionals work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, physicians' offices, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, home healthcare services, insurance companies, education environments, federal and state government agencies as well as software and hardware companies.

Who can I contact for more information?

Computer and Information Technology

Middletown Campus

4200 N. University Blvd.
111 Levey Hall
Middletown, OH 45042
513-727-3380

Hamilton Campus

1601 University Blvd.
301 Mosler Hall

Hamilton, OH 45011
513-785-3132

citinfo@MiamiOH.edu