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Ribbon cut on new health information lab

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – As more of your medical information goes electronic, there's a need for more workers to input and record that data. That's why Albany Tech is starting up a new health information Technology program.

They cut the ribbon on the lab Thursday morning. The state of the art lab has high tech computers that rise out of desks that can double as a work space for students.

Students will learn how to code and bill charges and how to keep comprehensive electronic medical records.

Director Victoria Mills said, "The virtual software is set up just like a hospital, so that means the students can take a virtual tour and learn about different areas as they go through the software."

Ed Farr from Palmyra said, "In our world, in the hospital world, it helps us with our coding, because on your way to be certified, in a certified coding specialist, or associate an HIT degree helps you get there."

Graduates of the program can work at hospitals, insurance companies, nursing homes, and ambulatory care facilities. The program starts in July.

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