Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology

Combine healthcare and data with a degree in Health Information Technology (HIT)

Leverage your technological expertise and interest in healthcare by enrolling in Mercy College's accredited Health Information Technology (HIT) program. Recognized as one of the United States' fastest-growing professions, HIT professionals play a crucial role in managing patient health information and medical records. This program is ideal for analytical minds and problem solvers drawn to the healthcare sector's dynamism and diversity, preferring roles that impact patient care behind the scenes.

Career Paths in Health Information Management:

  • Medical Coder
  • Compliance Specialist/Auditor
  • Health Information Management (HIM) Department Director/Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Documentation Improvement Specialist
  • EHR Implementation Specialist
  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • Revenue Cycle Manager

The Health Information Technology Associate Degree at Mercy College prepares you for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam and a dynamic career in healthcare. Master the art of managing, analyzing, and securing health records and data to improve patient care. Specialize in areas like coding, HIPAA privacy, and security with our program, opening doors to diverse roles in hospitals, consulting firms, government offices, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, law firms, and beyond.

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  • Flexible learning with a part-time track available

  • Fully Online

    Streamlined schedule saves students time and money

  • Fewer prerequisites means entering the professional program in the first semester

  • 60%

    graduation rate in 2022

  • 100% satisfaction among 2022 graduate survey respondents.

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

  • 100%

    employment rate according to the 2022 graduate survey response

What is health information management?

Merge Your Passion for Health and Technology into a Rewarding Career

Accreditation Statement

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program accreditor of Mercy College of Ohio is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2029. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

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Why Choose Health Information Technology?

Pursuing Health Information Technology at Mercy College positions you for a rewarding future at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business. Our graduates enjoy competitive salaries and diverse job prospects, ready to excel as health information technicians or specialists in healthcare organizations. With Mercy College's career path that blends science, technology, management, and law with healthcare, graduates have the potential to make a significant impact on the industry.

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Scholarships Available - up to $4,000

Mercy College of Ohio provides opportunities in Health Information Technology (HIT) through the Choose Ohio First scholarship, offering up to $4,000 in tuition assistance for eligible Ohio residents. This initiative targets those seeking quick entry into the healthcare sector, especially those affected by the COVID pandemic. By reducing financial barriers to education, the program aims to prepare students for high-demand HIT roles, ensuring a swift path to family-sustaining wages in a growing field.

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Program Outcomes Data

Our goal is to educate and equip students for entry-level positions in Health Information Technology as skilled, empathetic professionals capable of navigating the fast-evolving healthcare landscape. This shift reflects our commitment to adapting our curriculum to meet the changing demands of the healthcare industry, ensuring our graduates are prepared for the challenges and opportunities in health information management.

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