Program of Study
Health information management is the profession that focuses on healthcare data and the management of healthcare information resources. The Health Information Technology (HIT) program combines the knowledge of and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business applications and computer technology within the healthcare industry. The HIT program is appropriate for individuals interested in preparing themselves for employment in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:
- Apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the control and use of health information.
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of health records.
- Code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis.
- Abstract health records for department indices, databases, and registries.
- Perform functions related to collection, storage, and retrieval of healthcare data; query databases to retrieve information.
- Collect, compute, analyze, interpret, and present statistical data related to healthcare services.
- Develop, implement, and monitor procedures to ensure healthcare data integrity.
- Apply quality improvement tools and techniques to improve departmental processes.
- Interpret and apply laws, statutes, licensure, and accreditation standards affecting healthcare data.
Professional Associations: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): www.ahima.org
- Health Data/EHR Analyst
- Clinical Coding Specialist
- Records Technician/Specialist
- Insurance Claims Analyst
- Physician Practice Manager
- Department Manager or Supervisor
- Patient Information Coordinator