Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
The College of Health Care Profession’s CEO Mr. Jon Emerald announced today that the school is now offering two Health Information Technology Programs focused on preparing students for the growing needs of healthcare providers as they advance their health information coding and electronic health records systems. CHCP’s Health Information Technology Certificate and Health Information Technology & Management Associates Degree programs are being offered exclusively online with an additional professional work environment externship.
“We are thrilled to now offer these highly sought after Health Information Technology certification and degree programs online at CHCP so students can pursue an education and further their careers in this growing field at their convenience,” said Emerald.
Through the Health Information Technology Certificate Program, which can be completed in 16 months with an externship, students will develop in-field experience coding skills in the Virtual Lab, as well as hands on experience with industry Electronic Health Records. Graduates can qualify to take the Certified Coding Associate Exam (CCA) offered by The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Further, students completing this program have the opportunity to apply to the AAS in Health Information Technology, and have the potential to complete the program in 8 months.
The Health Information Technology Management Associates Degree, which includes a professional externship which can be completed in as little as 24 months. Upon completion of the program, students will develop industry experience in areas such as Medical Records Management, Electronic Health Records, Meaningful Use, and Medical Coding in the Virtual Lab, as well as hands on experience in Revenue Cycle. Graduates can qualify to take the CCA Certified Coding Associate Exam (CCA) offered by The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
“Our programs combine theory and practice to meet the competencies outlined by industry leading certification guidelines,” said Emerald, “A College of Healthcare Professions Health Information Technology education prepares healthcare professionals for successful careers as medical coders, data analysts, health record technicians, ER and Outpatient coders, Claims Processor/Auditors, HIT Technicians and Medical Office Specialists, among others.”
With a College of Health Care Professions online degree, students have the independence to advance their education and careers while maintaining their busy schedules. Students enrolled in the online program have 24/7 access to coursework and 24/7 IT support, when necessary. Students who choose to complete their degree online are supported in the classroom by a dedicated faculty member, but then assisted by a Professional Student Services Advisor who provides individualized and personalized service for the duration of the student’s program.
About The College of Health Care Professions
Founded in 1988 by physicians at the renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP), formerly The Academy of Health Care Professions, is dedicated to providing quality training for healthcare professionals. With four locations in Texas – Austin, Houston Northwest, Houston Southwest, and San Antonio, CHCP offers degree and certificate programs in a wide range of healthcare disciplines. CHCP programs are focused on allowing students to attain knowledge and proficiency through demonstration, hands-on operation of equipment, and the practice of learned techniques.
For more information, please visit http://www.CHCP.edu