IT Career Glossary

Glossary of IT Terms and Acronyms used on this Site.
Term Main definition
RHIA: Registered Health Information Administrator
AHIMA's Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential is designed for managers and supervisors of health information technicians. As the vital link between care providers, payers, and patients, the RHIA is an expert in managing health records, administering computer systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. *RHIA certification candidates must hold a CAHIIM-accredited degree.
RHIT
The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification from AHIMA proves that a health information technician can ensure the quality of electronic health records by verifying their completeness, accuracy and proper entry into EMR computer systems. RHIT is the most demanded certificate for entry-level health information professionals.
RHIT: Registered Health Information Technician
AHIMA's Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential demonstrates the ability to effectively manage medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into EMR computer systems. Combined with job experience or a bachelors degree, the RHIT holds solid potential for advancement to supervisory positions. *RHIT certification candidates must hold a CAHIIM-accredited degree.
Rich media
Rich media refers to web pages and web components that contain multimedia and/or interactive elements with audio, video or special effects, e.g., a banner ad that expands to fill the screen and plays a video clip when a user mouses over it.

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