International College Students Pass National Certification Examiniation

Four International College Health Information Technology program graduates have passed the national certification examination of the American Health Information Management Association and received credentials as Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT). Completion of International’s health information curriculum allows students to sit for the national certification exam.

The students, listed by their hometowns and occupations, are: Margaret Cooke, Naples, a secondary claims coordinator at Cleveland Clinic; Trine Guajardo, Lehigh Acres, a Health Information Management supervisor for Collier Health Services in Immokalee; Lillian Holley, Fort Myers, a coder for Lee Memorial Health Systems; and Faye Dunaway, formerly of Naples and former director of medical records at Hospice of Naples.

The Health Information Technology associate degree program at International College prepares students to perform medical record information management functions, including organizing, analyzing and evaluating health information, compiling administrative and health statistics and coding diseases, operations and procedures for hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities.

The college’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. International College is the only institution in Southwest Florida between Miami and Tampa accredited with AHIMA. Program courses in health information technology for the summer term begin on May 15.
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