WITC Health Information Technology program granted accreditation
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s
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
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