Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification requires an associate’s degree from an accredited Health Information Technology program and passing the RHIT certification exam. RHIT professionals serve the vital role of ensuring accuracy, completeness, and privacy of medical records. Increased use of electronic healthcare records also enables them to compile and analyze patient data to discover ways of improving patient care or implementing cost efficiencies in the processes. Some RHITs work as cancer registrars compiling and maintaining data on cancer patients. Others specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures.

Holding RHIT certification will help you qualify for UC’s Health Information Management bachelor’s degree program, an important step in becoming a RHIA and furthering your career.

If you are interested in becoming a RHIT, a list of approved programs can be found at www.cahiim.org/accredpgms.asp. For more information about the field of Health Information Management, the following is a link to the American Health Information Management Association’s home page: http://www.ahima.org.

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  • Michelea Peech says:

    I would like to know more about your online RHIT program. I am CCS and CCS-P and ICD 10 CM/PCS trainer but do not have a degree.

    • Sarah Wakely says:

      Hello Michelea, thank you for your interest in our program. I’m very sorry, but this is a “+2 progression program” in that we require our applicants to already have their AS/HIM from a CAHIIM accredited program. Our program is designed to help prepare RHITs for the RHIA certification exam. I would be happy to discuss the program further if you wish, however, please feel free to contact me at 800-499-6813 x 464 with any additional questions.

  • Karen Goodman says:

    I am an RN (Associate Applied Science@Raymond Walters 1993) and a CDIS (Clinical Documentation Specialist) for 5 years. I am currently returning to Clermont to get my Coding Certification and I am thinking of then getting my RHIA. Can you send me an application for the RHIA program and maybe an Evaluation of possible credits I might have from my previous programs, and how they would transfer for your RHIA program. Thank you.

    Sorry – what I really want is a Bachelor’s degree program

    • Sarah Wakely says:

      Hello Karen,
      Thank you for your interest in our program. I’m afraid that we are a “plus two” program meaning that in order to apply you need your AS degree in HIT or HIT from a CAHIIM accredited institution. We would accept this entire degree for transfer and bring you in at the junior lever to finish your BS with us. I would be happy to discuss your options if you would like to call me 800-499-6813 x 5078.
      Sarah Wakely
      Enrollment Advisor.

  • Polly G says:

    Hi
    Is there a plan pending for an easy bridge from the new HIS AS program at UC Clermont to either the HIM BS program or into the graduate program since I already have a BS Bus Admin. I am hoping the HIS AS program will be accredited before I finish…

    • Sarah Wakely says:

      Hello Polly, we are a bachelor completion program. As part of the admissions requirements, you must have completed an associate’s degree in HIT/HIM at a CAHIIM accredited institution and then, if your accepted, you will be automatically transferred in at the junior level. There are also no prerequisite courses. For further information, please feel free to contact me today.

      Sarah Wakely
      Enrollment Advisor
      800-499-6813 x 5078

  • Jeff says:

    Do you have an option for a person already with a bachelors in business to go directly for RHIA instead of through RHIT?

    • Sarah Wakely says:

      Hello Jeff, I’m very sorry but we do not offer that option at this time. This is a “plus two” bachelor degree program in which you must enter with your AS/RHIT. For further information, please feel free to contact me.

      Sarah Wakely
      Enrollment Advisor
      800-499-6813 x 5078

  • Estera says:

    Hi,
    I just graduated last year from Penn Foster College in Health Information Management for an Associate Degree but I do not see this school on your list. They are accredited and now I am confused. I am interested in getting tested to get to be RHIT. Please tell me what am I supposed to do. I have all my transcripts from them and the awarded degree.
    Thanks,
    Estera

    • Sarah Wakely says:

      Hello Estera, thank you for inquiring. I would suggest that you verify with your college to see if your associate’s degree is CAHIIM accredited. You may also visit http://www.cahiim.org for additional information. Our program is a bachelor completion program, we require that you have an associate’s degree from a CAHIIM accredited school and your RHIT credential before you apply. For further information, please feel free to contact me today.

      I hope that helps,

      Sarah Wakely
      Enrollment Advisor
      800-499-6813 x 5078

  • Sara Nguyen says:

    I would like to know if any AS/HIM degree that results in a RHIT will be transferrable to UC. I already have my AAS in Vet Tech from UC and I joined the Army and received my LVN through them. I am looking into this degree right now and I would like to be able to use my GI Bill to get both the RHIT and a RHIA. I am not sure if this is possible depending on the prerequisites I would have to take to get into the RHIT program. I am in WA state now and would love to do an online only option.

    Thanks!

    • Sarah Wakely says:

      Hello Sara, thank you for your interest. I would suggest searching on CAHIIM’s website to find an RHIT programs that will best suit your needs. Unfortunately, our program is a bachelor completion program and we require students to have an AS degree from a CAHIIM accredited school along with his or her RHIT.

      Feel free to call me with any questions.

      Sarah Wakely
      Enrollment Advisor
      800-499-6813 x 5078

  • Ann says:

    Hi, can you provide additional information on your program. Completed HIT program will be taking the RHIT exam August 2012 and also have a BA in management.

    • Sarah Wakely says:

      Hello Ann,
      For additional program information, please feel free to call me at 800-499-6813 ext. 5078. A phone conversation is always the best way to explain our program.

      Thank you,
      Sarah Wakely
      Enrollment Advisor
      800-499-6813 x 5078

  • Norma Schohr says:

    I would like to get started with the RHIT Program ASAP. I have some college units and will need financial aid.

    Your help is appreciated!

  • Natallyia says:

    I work in a hospital currently working with ICD-9 codes, CPT codes, medical terminology and a very in depth knowledge of anatomy. I want to move into the coding division for our hospital and was told I needed to have a RHIT degree. The more I look into this the more confused I seem to get.

    What is the steps as far as programs go. Do I need to get a HIM degree and then certified in RHIT?

    Thank you,
    Natallyia

    • Sarah Wakely says:

      Hello Natallyia,
      Yes. I’m afraid you need to hold your RHIT credential and have a CAHIIM accredited associate’s degree in HIM/HIT in order to apply. You may search for accredited associate degree programs via CAHIIM’s website (CAHIIM.org). Please feel free to contact an advisor for additional information at 800-499-6813.

      I hope that helps,
      Sarah Wakely
      Enrollment Advisor
      800-499-6813 x 5078