As an ultrasound tech, it is important to offer employers skills in a number of areas. This is especially important in today’s job market, since many employers get dozens or even hundreds of applications for a single position. Even if students have experience as an ultrasound tech, they might not get the job if they do not also have “front office” skills as well — which is exactly what students learn with an AS or AAS in health information technology.
Two-year AS/AAS programs teach students the skills they need to deal with patient data. Ethics and law also come into play here, since handling patient records must be done with utmost care to ensure that the facility is meeting all state and federal regulations. These “front office” skills you will learn include:
In an AS/AAS in health information technology program, students also learn how to analyze patient records, which is important whether they are clinically practicing as an ultrasound tech or working in the field of research. If students do not know how to read charts or understand a patient’s medical needs, it can be difficult to complete their job.
If students are already working in the ultrasound tech field, they might be able to go back to school to get an AS or AAS in health information technology for free. Many employers of laboratory techs, radiology techs, surgical techs, or ultrasound techs will pay for students to go back to school as part of tuition assistance programs. The advantage for them is that they will have an employee who is committed to working for their facility or company, and the advantage for students is that they are reimbursed for the money they spend on their education.
Online programs provide flexible options for ultrasound techs who want to get an AS or AAS in health information technology while continuing to work or maintain family responsibilities. This is a great option for both part time and full time students.
||Adventist University of Health Sciences — Founded in 1992, the Adventist University of Health Sciences is formerly the Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, a school focused on privding higher education in the several fields of healthcare. The BS in Health Information Technology program prepares students to become radiologic technicians. Adventist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.|