Thank you for your recent inquiry or application to the Health Information Technology program. This is a two- year Associate of Science (AS) Degree with an option of receiving a certificate in Medical Information Coder/Biller a 3-semester College Credit Certificate.
The mission of the Health Information Technology program at Daytona State College is to provide a quality program to educate and promote the science of Health Information Technology.
The program trains individuals to supervise many of the health information management department's daily functions; review records for consistency, completeness and accuracy; index and classify all diagnosis and operations on diseases for public health authorities; prepare studies for medical staff; and respond to authorized inquiries for insurance or legal purposes. Clinical experience will be provided in local health care facilities. Graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Examination. Successful candidates are awarded the RHIT credential. RHIT designation signifies a person is a qualified specialist in coding, assembling, analyzing, abstracting and maintaining health information.
Program Accreditation: The Health Information Management program is accredited by
the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management
233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.
Please note that Medical Terminology (HSC1531) is still a prerequisite to the program. If you are interested in entering the program you will need to have successfully completed HSC1531 (Medical Terminology) with a grade of "C" or better. You will need to be eligible to take College Composition I (ENC 1101) and Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033). In addition there is a new mathematics requirement for program completion; either of the following can be taken: College Algebra (MAC1105) or Survey in Mathematics (MGF2106).
The tentative schedule for the program will be as follows:
Spring Semester – Monday & Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Summer-A Semester – Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fall Semester – Monday & Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Clinical one day per week for 7 weeks from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Function as an entry level competent member of a quality healthcare team.
2. Function as a health information specialists in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, managed care organizations, nursing homes, physician's offices, rehabilitation centers, tumor registries, pharmaceutical companies, insurance firms, auditing firms, hospice, governmental agencies, training and development, and IT/Healthcare vendors.
From our 2012-2013 CAHIIM annual program assessment report:
1. Ninety percent of our graduates receive an average or above average performance evaluation during their professional practice experience.
2. Employer survey results indicate they were 100% satisfied with and would be willing to hire another DSC graduate.
3. One hundred percent of our graduates indicated they would recommend the program to others.
All classes are held on the Daytona Beach Campus. Please refer to the college catalog and web site for academic calendar information as well as policies and procedures for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees. The college web site also has instructions for student grievance procedures. The HIT Program Guide and FAQ are linked below for your convenience. If you have any questions please contact Melissa L. Brown, Academic Advisor at (386)506-3052 or Melissa_Brown@daytonastate.edu or Linda Vail Moss at 386-506-3756 Linda_Moss@daytonastate.edu.
Linda Vail Moss, RHIT
Asst. Chair, Health Information Technology
School of Health Careers
Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Bldg. 320, Room 548
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506 – 3756