2018-19 Catalog 
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2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology - AAS

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology will prepare the student to work in traditional and non-traditional leadership and supporting roles in health care settings in Health Information Management (HIM). Those settings include acute care, alternative care settings, government, correctional facilities, education, billing, insurance, software sales and vendor services.

Credit Hours Required: 69

Note: Admission to HIM 290 - Practicum: Health Information Management Professional Practice Experience  is by application and is dependent on the following: completion of all degree coursework and practicum application; proof of CPR for Healthcare Providers; immunizations; TB skin test; fingerprint clearance card; background check; urine drug screen; and any other specific requirements of the clinical site.

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General Education Requirements

  1. Foundation Studies (12 credits)
    1.   Credits: 6
    2.   Credits: 3
    3.   Credits: 3
  2. Area Studies (7 credits)
    1. BIO 156  or BIO 181  (Physical & Biological Science) Credits: 4
    2.   or   Credits: 3

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Health Information Technology Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Adhere to legal, institutional and professional regulations to collect and maintain complete and accurate data; ensure accurate healthcare billing; comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements; select, sequence, index and assign codes; resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation; apply external standards, regulations, and initiatives. Domain I.A.1, I.A.4, I.B.3, I.D.4, III.A.1. (All courses within the program)
  2. Apply general principles of ethical standards and practice in decision making within the health information management department. Domain II.B.5. (HIM110, HIM155, HIM173, HIM176, HIM200, HIM210, HIM220, HIM242, HIM280, HIM290, CSA126)
  3. Abstract, analyze, and maintain data for indices, data bases, and registries; compute and interpret healthcare and vital statistics; qualitatively analyze and evaluate health care data; facilitate quality management and performance improvement programs and health information research projects. Domain II.A.1, DII.A.2. (HIM110, HIM141, HIM155, HIM176, HIM210, HIM220, HIM242, HIM280, HIM290, CSA126)
  4. Apply institutional policies and procedures to the use of technology to facilitate the collection, storage, tracking, release, analysis, and reporting of information. Domain IV.A.1. (HIM110, HIM141, HIM155, HIM176, HIM242, HIM280, HIM290)
  5. Apply knowledge of database architecture and design to meet departmental and organizational needs. Domain IV.B.1. (HIM155, HIM290, CSA126)
  6. Maintain electronic archival and retrieval systems; monitor access logs and systems; design and generate reports to facilitate information retrieval. Domain IV.D.1-4. (HIM155, HIM173, HIM210 HIM290, CSA126)
  7. Ensure data integrity and validity by using appropriate software and/or hardware; apply departmental and organization data and information system confidentiality and security policies to protect electronic health information. Domain IV.D.1-3. ( HIM155, HIM173, HIM176, HIM210, HIM280, HIM290, CSA126)
  8. Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support for organization-wide health information systems. Domain IV.A.5. (HIM110, HIM141, HIM200, HIM290)
  9. Apply human resource management and team leadership skills to effectively supervise and lead others and to maintain the integrity/viability of financial and physical resources. Domain V.A and V.B. (HIM110, HIM200, HIM173, HIM290)
  10. List the indications for use, dosage forms, usual dosage, side effects, interactions with other drugs, storage requirements, generic and trade names and mechanism of action for commonly used medications. (HIM140, HIM290, AHS140, BIO201, BIO202)
  11. For all major body systems, describe common diseases and conditions, methods of diagnosis, short and long term effects of disease processes, treatment and therapy and restoration strategies. (HIM140, HIM290, AHS140, BIO201, BIO202).
  12. Use combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes to build medical terms. (HIM140, HIM176, HIM280, HIM290, AHS130, BIO201, BIO202)
  13. Describe the strategies involved in decision making during a job search. (BSA102)

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