Individuals with a health information technology degree are well positioned for jobs in a very high growth career area. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow 20% by 2020, a much faster rate of growth than average for all occupations. The ever-changing nature of health information technology, specifically the federal mandates of electronic medical records and meaningful use, has created a demand for highly trained professionals who can lead through this new landscape. HIT professionals that demonstrate a strong understanding of the unique technology and computer software as well as the regulations and best practices in the field will be in particularly high demand.
Graduates of the Champlain bachelor's degree in health information technology can aspire to careers that include:
- Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO)
- Data Analyst/clinical data analyst/analytics specialist
- Nurse Information Specialist
- Clinical Network Director
- Informatics Specialist/Health Informatics Specialist
- Health Information Manager
Organization roles and responsibilities of health information managers will include:
- Being the main liaison between clinical providers and the IT department of an organization;
- Working with doctors, clinicians, coders, the IT team, and outside vendors to determine which data systems best meet the needs of the end users as well as work within the existing systems of the organization;
- Design and implementation of IT systems that create useable information for clinical, financial, and operational decision making leading to meaningful use as an accountable care organization.