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:
Identify health information guidelines and healthcare standards in data governance, content, and structure to ensure data integrity.
Apply privacy and security strategies and identify compliance requirements to protect health information.
Implement and interpret health informatics, analytics, and data use concepts in health information.
Determine and evaluate revenue cycle management processes.
Apply legal processes and standards demonstrating compliance in health information.
Demonstrate management and leadership skills utilizing ethical and professional behavior.
Professional Associations: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): www.ahima.org
Total General Education and Related Credit Hours: 33
Total Credit Hours: 64
HIT Program Graduation Requirements: Students must complete all HIT courses with a grade of "C" or better to meet graduation requirements. The "C" or better standard for HIT courses also applies to prerequisite requirements.
HIT Program Accreditation: The HIT Associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The Health Information Technology (HIT) program has affiliation agreements with University of Cincinnati.
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