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Health Information Technology

A QUICK INTRO

If you're interested in the stability of a healthcare profession and prefer working with data and medical records, you'll want to explore this field.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
HIT 110 Intro to Healthcare & HIM 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
    Totals 16

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
ENG 114  Pro. Research & Reporting 3
HIT 114 Health Data Systems/Standards 3
HUM 110 Technology & Society 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods 4
    Totals 18

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

HIT 112 Health Law & Ethics 3
HIT 226 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 3
PSY 150  General Psychology 3
    Totals 9

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

HIT 122 Professional Practice I 1
HIT 211 Diagnosis Coding & Reporting 3
HIT 213 Inpt Procedure Coding & Reporting 2
HIT 218 Management Principles in HIT 3
HIT 220 Electronic Health Records 2
HIT 221 Life Cycle of EHR 3
    Totals 14

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

HIT 214 OP Procedure Coding/Reporting 2
HIT 215 Revenue Cycle Management 2
HIT 217 Quality & Data Analysis 3
HIT 222 Professional Practice Experience III 2
HIT 225 Healthcare Informatics 3
HIT 227 Informatics Project Management 3
HIT 280 Seminar in HIT 2
    Totals 17

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

Prefix No. Title Credit
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3
    Totals 3

 

FALL SEMESTER 

HIT 220 Electronic Health Records 2
HIT 221 Lifecycle of EHR 3
    Totals 5

 

SPRING SEMESTER 

HIT 114 Health Data Systems / Standards 3
HIT 225 Healthcare  Informatics 3
HIT 227 Informatics Project Management 3
    Totals 9

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 

Prefix No. Title Credit
HIT 211 Diagnosis Coding & Reporting 3
HIT 213 Inpt Procedure Coding & Reporting 2
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
    Totals 11

 

SPRING SEMESTER 

HIT 114 Health Data Systems / Standards 3
HIT 214 OP Procedure Coding/Reporting 2
HIT 215 Revenue Cycle Management 2
    Totals 7
Penny Wells
Health Information Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor
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Health Information Technology Instructor

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