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    Aug 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook

Health Information Technology, AAS


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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:

  • 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

POTENTIAL OCCUPATIONS:

  • Health Data/EHR Analyst
  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Records Technician/Specialist
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Physician Practice Manager
  • Department Manager or Supervisor
  • Patient Information Coordinator

Total Technical Credit Hours: 31


Choose One:


PHL 1020 - Medical Ethics  3 Credit

OR

HUM 1010 - Critical Thinking  3 Credit

Choose One:


SPE 2010 Effective Speaking  3 Credit    

OR

SPE 2200 Interpersonal Communication  3 Credit  

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. 

See your advisor for appropriate course selection.

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