Health Information Technology (HIT)

Greetings to Prospective Health Information Technology Students!

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in the FSU Health Information programs. If you want the business side of health care, one of the health information programs may be a good choice for you. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for health information professionals. Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. In health information departments, experienced administrators will be employed in supervision and management, overseeing the work of the coding, correspondence, or discharge sections. All positions within this field require proficiency with computers, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. Students will complete assignments using both paper and electronic health records.

In the fall of each year, satisfaction surveys are sent via email or U.S. mail to Health Information Technology graduates and employers. For the 2012-2013 academic year, 54 graduate and employer surveys were sent out. Nineteen graduate surveys were returned and twelve employer surveys were returned. Results of the surveys showed that:

  • 89% of the Health Information Technology (HIT) graduates are employed and/or continuing their education
  • 97% of the HIT graduates are satisfied with the education they received at Ferris
  • 100% of the employers are satisfied with the HIT graduates they hired

Please explore the various links provided to learn more about the Health Information programs. If you would like additional information about our programs, you can contact me at the link below.

Paula Hagstrom, MM RHIA, Program Coordinator

The Health Information Technology program at Ferris State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). http://cahiim.org The last on-site visit was March, 2001 and most recent report has been submitted for the March 1, 2013 deadline. The next report is due March 1, 2015