Health Information Technology Management

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

HIT 134 : HIT Legal and Ethical Issues

This course is a review of the legal aspects applicable to health information. The course focuses on the health record as a legal document, legal principles, patient rights/advocacy issues, definition and application of professional ethics, privacy, and release of information and confidentiality of health information. Student outcomes include demonstration of the use of legal vocabulary and application of release of information guidelines.

hours

3

HIT 151 : Health Data Content and Structure

This course is an introduction to the health information technology (HIT) profession and its basic skill requirements. The course includes an introduction to the content, use and structure of health care data and data sets and how these components relate to primary and secondary record systems. Student outcomes include mastery of basic concepts and functions in HIT including storage and retrieval systems, documentation requirements, abstracting, quantitative and qualitative analysis, registries and indexes.

hours

3

HIT 153 : Health Care Delivery Systems

This course includes a review of health care delivery systems. Course focus is on information management practices of agencies that provide health services in ambulatory care, home health care, hospice, long term care, mental health, and other alternate care system. Student competency includes the ability to describe and contrast the structure of health services in relation to operational and accrediting agency standards, and the role of the health information practitioner in each of these settings.

hours

2

HIT 230 : Medical Coding Systems I

This course is intended to develop an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid medical codes. Instruction includes description of classification and nomenclature systems; coding diagnoses and/or procedures; sequencing codes; analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded; and validating coded clinical information. Student competency includes demonstration of coding principles and applications (manual and/or computer assisted).  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

BIO 120 Medical Terminology

Corequisites

HIT 231 

HIT 231 : Medical Coding Skills Laboratory

This course provides laboratory practice in medical coding. The course allows the student to become proficient at skills learned in classification and coding systems theory classes. Student competency is demonstrated by accuracy in medical coding.

hours

1

Prerequisites

BIO 120 Medical Terminology

Corequisites

HIT 230

HIT 232 : Medical Coding Systems II

This course is a continuation of Medical Coding Systems I which is intended to develop an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid medical codes. Instruction includes coding diagnoses and/or procedures; sequencing codes; analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded; validating coded clinical information. Student competency includes demonstration of coding principles and applications (manual and/ or computer assisted).  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

HIT 230 Medical Coding Systems I and HIT 231 Medical Coding Skills Lab

Corequisites

HIT 233 

HIT 233 : Medical Coding Skills Laboratory

This course provides laboratory experience in medical coding. The course allows the student to become proficient at skills learned in medical coding systems theory classes. Student competency is demonstrated by accuracy and speed in medical coding simulation.

hours

1

Prerequisites

HIT 230 Medical Coding Systems and HIT 231 Medical Coding Skills Lab

Corequisites

HIT 232

HIT 254 : Organizational Improvement

This course is a study of the purpose and principles of improving organizational performance through quality assessment and utilization management. Topics include use of quality improvement tools; data collection, display, analysis, and reporting methods; resource and risk management techniques; healthcare statistics; and application of accreditation and licensing standards. Student outcomes include demonstrated proficiency in the use of quality improvement techniques and application of accrediting agency standards.

hours

3

HIT 295 : Special Topics in HIT III

This course includes specialized study on current topics and issues in the field of health information technology. Health information topics discussed may include quality assessment, emerging technology, security and control programs, risk assessment, and/or data analysis techniques. Student outcomes include demonstrated understanding of the topics covered in this course.

hours

3