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Electronic Medical Records (HIM)
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Electronic Medical Records technicians review medical records to ascertain accuracy with regard to treatment procedures and coding, preparation of files for long term storage, compilations of statistics and data for use by other medical personnel, preparation of medical reports, and provision of access to medical information by appropriate parties (third-party payers, attorneys, etc.). This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in health care. To achieve this goal, all students complete an internship experience in a health care environment. Upon completion of the certificate, students can take the CMAA/CBCS exam through the National Healthcareer Association to become a certified Billing Coding Specialist. The student will also be eligible to sit for the EHR (Electronic Health Records) exam to become an Electronic Health Records Specialist.

Graduates of this program will find jobs in hospitals, clinics, health planning agencies, insurance companies, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, and ambulatory care centers.

Electronic Medical Records students must pass all courses in the curriculum with at least a C and maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 to proceed through the program. Students must place into Beginning Algebra on COMPASS test or remediate to that level.

*Students considering the Nursing program should take HEA 1225 ²Prerequisite: BOC 1201 or concurrent enrollment

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SP2015
HEA 1209
HIPAA Compliance
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HIPAA Compliance is designed for health care professionals and includes an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Focus is on the HIPAA patient privacy regulations, electronic data interchange, and security. The course is designed to satisfy the mandatory training component of HIPAA privacy for a healthcare organization's staff, including hospital administrators, physicians, nurses, medical office personnel (office managers, receptionists, etc. ), or any other individuals or organizations involved in healthcare wishing to comply with or learn about HIPAA guidelines.

HEA 2267
Intro to ICD-10-CM
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This course introduces the student to insurance terminology, medical coverage and common insurance forms. The student will accurately apply the ICD-10-CM codes for both diagnoses and procedures for completion of insurance forms. PRE- or CO-REQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

HIM 1207
CEMRS Medical Terminology
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This course is designed specifically for the student pursuing a career as a Certified Electronic Medical Records Specialist. This course includes an introduction to medical terms and incorporates a fundamentally basic anatomy overview to enhance student knowledge of medical terms and the anatomical locations that go along with the terms. This course also will include abbreviations and Eponyms that will be used in the student’s professional career.

HIM 1201
Introduction to HIM
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An introduction to the health care delivery system with specific emphasis upon the profession of health information management. This overview includes a review of healthcare providers and facilities (acute care, ambulatory care, home health care, long term care, etc. ), medical staff organization and functions, the health information department and its management, current trends in health care, and the changing roles of health care professionals. PREREQUISITE: BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding or concurrent enrollment.

HIM 1202
HIM Data Management
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This course explores the more complex issues surrounding management of the health information record management process, including record development, maintenance, retention and preservation. This course will expand upon the coding and records administration systems which were introduced in BOC 2267 Medical Insurance & Coding and HIM 1201 Intro to HIM.

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14
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SP2015
ENG 1212
Technical Writing
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This course contains the basic principles of writing technical reports for business and industry. The students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revising of technical reports, as well as develop skills in the comprehension of industry documents (reports, procedural plans, etc. ). Topics covered include:basic grammatical rules, the organization and presentation of technical information, and the role of technical report writing. PREREQUISITE: College level reading and writing placement scores or consent of instructor.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

HIM 1205
HIM Intro to Human Pathophys
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An introduction to human diseases with emphasis upon etiology, symptoms, and diagnostic findings which will assist the student in interpreting information within the medical record. PREREQUISITE: BOC 1225 or HEA 1225 Intro to Medical Terminology.

PHI 2141
Ethics in the Medical Community
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This course covers ethical issues related to health science professions. Topics include professional ethics, science and the person, morality, consumer protection, euthanasia, abortion, human experimentation, biotech, cloning, organ transplant, fetal tissue research, the criteria for death, and the rights of patients.

CTY 1275
Essential Computer Skills
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This is an introductory course in computers and software. Students learn how computers are used in personal life, academics, and technical careers. Students will gain an understanding and demonstrate core computer skills using real-world projects using Microsoft Office and Windows 7 & 8 operating systems.

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14
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HIM 2220
Clinical Practicum
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A supervised clinical experience in a health facility which provides the HIM student with applied exposure to a pre-determined breadth of experiences pertinent to the field of health information management. Prior to the clinical assignment, the student must have satisfactorily completed all program coursework and have provided the college with a certified health screening which meets all program expectations. The student must provide their own transportation to and from the clinical experience. Thirty internship hours per week.

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We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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