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 Health Information Technology

DeShawna Hill-Burns, MPA, RHIA, HIT Pro CP
Medical Director
 

Note: Prior to enrolling in coursework, please contact your college advisor and/or Director of the Health Information Technology (HIT), Medical Coding, and Medical Billing Programs, DeShawna Hill-Burns, dhill7@ccc.edu​.

 

The Malcolm X College Health Information Technology Program is in the self-study phase of CAHIIM’s initial accreditation process. The MXC HIT Program will submit the self-study by April 2020.
For more information on CAHIIM’s initial accreditation timeline, please visit: CAHIIM Timeline  


About

This evolving field combines disciplines of medicine, computer technology, and information management. Working in the HIT field offers meaningful work environment and the opportunity of continuous learning and advancement. Our stackable degree path allows students to apply all credits earned in the Medical Billing-Basic Certificate (BC) program, to the Medical Coding-Advanced Certificate (AC) program. Upon successful completion of the Medical Coding-Advanced Certificate, students can then pursue a degree towards an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology.        


Mission Statement   

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program at Malcolm X College, a City College of Chicago, offers an introductory career-focused educational path into the healthcare industry. This program is designed for students who aspire to become healthcare professionals in the Health Information Technology (HIT) career field, this includes professional opportunities for Medical Coders and Billers. The program is designed to prepare students to successfully attain professional coding certifications, such as the Certified Coding Assistant, (CCA), through the American Health Information Management Association and the Certified Coding Professional, Apprentice (CPC-A) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Upon completion of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate’s Degree Program, students will be prepared for job opportunities within the healthcare industry.        


Health Information Technology (HIT) Careers 
       

Graduates of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate’s Program may consider, but are not limited the following career options:               

  • Medical coder/biller 
  • Revenue cycle specialist 
  • Medical documentation analyst 
  • Health Information Technician 
  • Release of Information 
  • Data Analyst 
  • Patient care coordinator 
  • Insurance claims clerk 
  • Benefits Coordinator    

          

Admission Requirements       

  • Completion of the Malcolm X College Medical Billing [BC]. 
  • Currently enrolled in Malcolm X College Medical Billing program are eligible to apply. 
  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago to the Malcolm X College Office of Registrar Services. 
  • On-campus, in-person interview; in November. 
  • Submit one Letter of Recommendation at the time of interview. 
  • Once accepted to the program and prior to registration; students must complete the following: 
    • Background check 
    • Drug screen 
    • Provide proof of health insurance 
    • Provide current immunization records
  • Students need to have transportation to and from their clinical sites


Submitting Application within Student Portal (my.ccc.edu )

  • Under “My Academic Plan” 
  • Within “Academic Planning” 
  • Click “Selective Application” 
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Programs

Health Information Technology
 

Faculty & Staff

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Name Phone Email Room
Deborah Balentine
Adjunct Instructor
  Dbalentine1@ccc.edu  
Christine Rys
Adjunct Instructor
  crys@ccc.edu  
Shahista Salam
Adjunct Instructor
312-850-4556 Ssalam1@ccc.edu  
Robert Gallagher
Adjunct instructor
  rgallagher4@ccc.edu  
Illona Pittman
Adjunct Instructor
  ipittman7@ccc.edu  
Rayna Scott
Adjunct Instructor
  rscott98@ccc.edu   

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