DECATUR, Ga. – DeVry University in Georgia will begin offering a new bachelor’s degree program in the field of biomedical engineering technology and an associate degree program in health information technology.

These programs, which are at the intersection of technology and health services, are in response to the increasing demand for technology professionals with an understanding of health-related fields.

DeVry received approval from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission to offer the programs. The Decatur campus will begin offering both the biomedical engineering technology and the health information technology degree programs during its Summer 2003 semester. The health information technology program will be offered at the Alpharetta campus during the Summer semester, as well.

Biomedical engineering technology involves the design, implementation and maintenance of health services components, such as medical imaging systems or computer-based systems used during surgery or intensive care.

Health data management and the information technology that supports health care record keeping are major components of the growing discipline of health information technology.

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