Health information technology (HIT) is the comprehensive management of electronic health records, including patient medical histories and billing information such as hospital entry and consent forms, medical charts and X-rays. Those employed in a health information technology career work to improve health care quality, prevent medical errors, decrease paperwork, reduce health care costs and increase administrative effectiveness.
The Atlanta, Georgia, area offers a few options for students planning a career in health information technology. This article looks at three schools, the most distant about 50 minutes from downtown, and the programs they offer. It also features a table of information about the schools that allows for easy comparisons. The table includes data such as enrollment, tuition and the graduation rate. At the end of this article is a little information about one other school with a relevant program.