Health Information Technology (HIT) is the combination study of healthcare and information technology. HIT professional duties span planning, implementing, managing and training on electronic health records to perform a variety of critical jobs:
- Abstracting electronic health records for clinical support and reimbursement
- Creating needed reports from the electronic health record – dashboards, ongoing public health concern mandates, management/operations data, etc.
- Protecting the computer systems/networks that support the electronic health record and facilitate patient safety, help to decrease healthcare costs, and provide access for patients