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WITC Health Information Technology program granted accreditation

WITC Health Information Technology program has been granted accreditation.

(11/13/14): Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s health information technology (HIT) program was recently granted accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This is the first accreditation for the program, which began at WITC in 2012.

 “This is a wonderful achievement and great news for our students, faculty and staff,” said Kate Siegler, Divisional Dean, Allied Health. “I want to congratulate Amanda Abrahamson, HIT program director, Jolene Colburn, HIT instructor, and Lisa Hall, allied health technician, for all of their hard work.”

 Available at all four WITC campuses, the two-year associate degree HIT program prepares graduates to compile, process and maintain electronic healthcare records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with requirements of the healthcare system. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S.

 CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality accreditation standards for health informatics and health information management educational programs.