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Health Information Technology

Division of Health Education

Rebecca HigginbothamRebecca Higginbotham
Program Coordinator


The Health Information Technology program gives students the knowledge and skills to help ensure quality of health care through quality information without direct patient contact. The medical world depends on health information specialists to collect data, interpret it, protect it and determine how it can be used.

As a Health Information Technician, a graduate is prepared to assume duties in the field including ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT Coding; reimbursement methodologies; quality assessment, utilization and risk management; medical staff credentialing; cancer program maintenance; legal, accreditation, and licensure issues, and electronic health record systems. The Health Information Technology Program at MCC is one of only four programs in the state of Mississippi that specifically offer the education required to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).  On average, the starting salary for graduates is $39,180 per year.

The Health Information Technology (Associate Degree) program at Meridian Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Health Information Technology Student

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