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An introduction to the services and resources for Healthcare Information Management students at Bristol Community College.

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Healthcare Information Technology

This guide provides an introduction to the resources available in the BCC Libraries. For additional information or to schedule an individual research consultation, use our Book-A-Librarian form.

What is Healthcare Information Technology?

Health information technology (health IT) involves the exchange of health information in an electronic environment.  Widespread use of health IT within the health care industry will improve the quality of health care, prevent medical errors, reduce health care costs, increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, and expand access to affordable health care.  It is imperative that the privacy and security of electronic health information be ensured as this information is maintained and transmitted electronically. -

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What is Healthcare Information Technology?

As a HIM Professional, you will develop an expert understanding of the business and management of healthcare information to support patients and those in need. The challenges of tomorrow’s healthcare call for smart, talented, and well-trained people who work at the intersection of healthcare, business, and information technology. Upon graduation from the HIM program, students will be eligible to sit for the RHIT exam.

What is the employment outlook for 
Healthcare Information Technology?

In 2008, the healthcare sector in Massachusetts added 419,000 jobs and the outlook for this industry remains strong. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Records and Health Information employment will continue to grow at a rate of 20% through 2018, much faster than the average for all other occupations. HIM professionals have the opportunity to work at hospitals, physician’s offices, managed care organizations, healthcare vendors, attorney offices, government agencies, insurance companies, and more.


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Bristol Community College Libraries
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
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Fall River Campus

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

New Bedford Campus

Monday - Thursday 
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Attleboro Center

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.