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Medical Quality Technician (HNFO)
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Graduates of this program will have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, habits, and hands-on experience needed to perform a variety of technical health information functions, including organizing, analyzing and technically evaluating health information; compiling various administrative and health statistics; and coding diseases, operations, procedures and other therapies. Graduates can apply their skills by assembling patients’ health information including medical history, symptoms, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and all other healthcare provider services. Graduates will be able to organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. Special emphasis is placed on the use of computer and electronic methods of managing health data and clear, concise communication with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information.

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Semester 1
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SU2014
FA2014
DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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A study of computer concepts, including the information processing cycle, file organization, data communications and operating systems and systems software. Applications software, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation software, computer communications, operating systems, and Internet access and use with E-Commerce emphasis. Emphasis on computer hardware and software concepts. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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This course introduces common root words, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, spelling, pronunciation, ability to use a medical dictionary, vocabulary building, and common abbreviations.

HEA 1226
Allied Health Anatomy
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This course provides a foundational knowledge of the structure and function of the primary body systems including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, digestive, and urinary systems. In association with each body system, common pathological conditions are also emphasized. This is a non-lab course that is intended for individuals who intend to work as a non-clinical allied health professional.

LSC 2111
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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This course will study the structures and functions and cells, tissues, organs, and some organ systems of the human body. These systems include:integumentary, skeletal, muscular, urinary, and reproductive. Fluids, electrolytes, acids, and bases are also discussed. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will also be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Two years of high school biology or equivalent or consent of instructor.

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HIT 1201
Healthcare Delivery Systems
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This course examines the organization, financing, accreditation, licensure, and impact of regulatory agencies on the delivery of health care services. Individuals who complete this course will be able to identify components and functions of multiple health care delivery systems, compute routine institutional statistics, analyze and interpret health care data, prepare health care data for presentation purposes; and verify reliability and validity of health care data.

HIT 1202
Health Data Management
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This course examines the role of information technology in the healthcare environment through an investigation of the electronic health record (EHR), business software applications, and specialized software applications found in the healthcare environment. Special emphasis is placed on exploring how specialized record requirements are implemented in primary and secondary health data systems. Aspects relating to the legal, ethical, privacy, security, and confidentiality practices required of the health information professional is also emphasized. PREREQUISITE: DAP 1201 Business Computer Systems or concurrent enrollment.

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15
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SU2014
FA2014
HEA 1227
Pharmacotherapy Fundamentals
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This course provides a foundational knowledge, at an introductory level, of the action of drugs including absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs by the human body. Further, emphasis is placed on acquiring the terminology necessary for the development and coding of medical reports. Upon successful completion of this course, the individual should be able to use pharmacological terminology in an appropriate context. This is a non-lab course that is intended for individuals who intend to work as a non-clinical allied health professional.

HIT 1203
Healthcare Reimbursements
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This course prepares individuals to compare healthcare payers, illustrate the reimbursement cycle, and comply with regulations related to fraud and abuse of healthcare reimbursement services. Individuals will assign Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Payment Classification (APCs) & Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) with entry-level proficiency using computerized encoding & grouping software. Attention is given to the history of health insurance in the United States. A summary of insurance coverage is then provided. The impact of managed care on hospital and physician reimbursement is highlighted. The structure of Government payers, Medicare and Medicaid are explained and the stringent coding rules mandated by Medicare are discussed. Individuals will engage in simulations that illustrate the importance of negotiation and cooperation in providing services under different reimbursement scenarios. PREREQUISITE: HIT 1201 Healthcare Delivery Systems and HIT 1202 Health Data Management or concurrent enrollment.

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6
Semester 3
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SU2014
FA2014
HIT 2201
Health Statistics & Research
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This course provides an introduction to the management of medical data with a focus on the statistical research methodology and principles used in local medical facilities. Special emphasis is placed on descriptive statistics, including definitions, collection, calculation, compilation, and the display of numerical data. Additional topics include: vital statistics; reportable disease registries; verification of health care data including data validity and reliability; and guidelines required by regulatory agencies. PREREQUISITE: HIT 1202 Health Data Management.

HIT 2202
Healthcare Law & Ethics
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This course focuses on the ethical, legal, and social issues that influence the use of computer-based technology and information systems in the delivery of healthcare with an emphasis on the requirements needed to perform in a Health Information Management Department. Individuals will explore ethical, legal, and social issues and apply a decision making model to actual situations and case studies. Special emphasis is placed on: medical ethics; fraud and abuse; data privacy and confidentiality; informed consent; intellectual property issues; disclosure; transparency and accountability; compliance programs; healthcare data privacy and security regulations; and conflicts of interest. PREREQUISITE: HIT 1202 Health Data Management.

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6
Semester 4
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SU2014
FA2014
HIT 2205
Healthcare Quality Mgt
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This course explores the many facets of quality standards, programs, and processes used to maintain and improve the quality of service in a healthcare environment. Special emphasis is placed on quality assurance, quality improvement, computation and presentation of data in statistical formats, utilization management, risk management, licensing, accreditation, and credentialing. Additional emphasis is placed on how external regulatory agency guidelines, accrediting agency requirements, and peer review organizations impact health information. Quality applications are integrated throughout the course, stressing the importance of application, including data collection, statistical quality control, data display, and assessment. PREREQUISITE: HIT 1202 Health Data Management and HIT 2201 Health Statistics & Research.

Term Total
3
Program Total
30


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