“The accreditation of the health information technology program is a significant milestone in the growth of the program,” said Mindy McCannon, vice president of academic affairs at GNTC. “I congratulate Jenny Pollock, health information technology program director and instructor, who has worked diligently to achieve this accreditation in order for her students to obtain the best possible education in this field.”
Health information technician is an associate degree program offered on the Walker County Campus. It is a “non-clinical” health care profession.
The program trains students in information management functions including organizing, analyzing, processing and evaluating healthcare data; compiling administrative and health care statistics; coding diseases, operations and procedures; protecting patient privacy and providing information security; enhancing the quality of health record documentation; participating in the planning, design selection, implementation, and support for information systems; and managing health information in an electronic environment.