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Health Information Technology (MCOD)
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Program Overview:
The Health Information Technology field is a quickly growing field. Completing the Health Information Technology program shows employers you have a well-rounded education in this field. Students will learn to ensure the quality of medical records. Training will include using computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data. Students will work to provide information to make good decisions in improving patient care and controlling costs. Students will learn coding of diagnoses and procedures in patient records for reimbursement and research purposes. The program will allow students to find employment or continue their education with a Bachelor’s degree.

Graduates will be employable in hospitals, and other healthcare settings including office-based physician practices, nursing homes, home health agencies, mental health facilities, and public health agencies. In fact, they may be employed in outside organizations that use patient data and/or health information, such as law and insurance firms, pharmaceutical companies, and health product vendors.

Pre-Program Requirement
BOC1201 Beginning Keyboarding (2 Cr.) or equivalent skills

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Semester 1
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FA2019
SP2020
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 business-oriented computer hardware and software concepts emphasis. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

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.

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 2264
Medical Insurance & Coding I
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The first semester starts with an overview of characteristics of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The main content of the course will be divided into systems, or diseases to learn how to code in each type of situation. We will take a brief look at UB-04 and CMS-1500 forms. PREREQUISITE: Completion of HEA1225 Introduction to Medical Terminology or approval of instructor.

MED 2204
Intro to Health Information
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The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to concepts and the scope of the Health Information profession. Students will also learn the history and development of the healthcare system today. Students will learn about the different types of facilities, the continuum of care, and examine the quality management process.

Term Total
15
Semester 2
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FA2019
SP2020
HEA 2215
Electronic Med Records Mgmt
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This course examines the functions of medical records personnel, the health information management department, filing procedures, processing medical records, assembling the medical record, analysis of the record, confidentiality issues and release of information, and other issues related to managing health records. The student will be introduced to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating health related information.

HEA 2266
Medical Insurance and Coding II
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The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the basic guidelines of CPT Coding and Classification System, sequencing of codes, and impact on reimbursement. You will practice assigning codes for procedures and explore HCPCS codes as well.

LSC 2264
Anatomy for Healthcare
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Systems of the human body are studied as a basis for understanding written and dictated medical material and increasing medical vocabulary. The course includes a study of diseases and operative and drug terms related to each system.

MED 2206
Intro to Pathophys & Pharm
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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. The course also provides a basic background in pharmacology for the Health Information Professional. PREREQUISITE: HEA 1225 Intro to Medical Terminology.

MED 2208
Reimbursement & Revenue Cycle
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The course integrates information about all U.S. healthcare payment systems. An in-depth look will be taken at complex financial systems within the healthcare environment. Students will study and understand the basics of health insurance, public funding programs, managed care contracting, and how services are paid.

Term Total
15
Semester 3
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FA2019
SP2020
ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit.)

HEA 2210
Healthcare Statistics
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Healthcare data analysis will include the collection and reporting of medical statistical data, use of public health statistics and registries, and health information report generation. Statistical measures will include but not be limited to measures of central tendency and variability, random variables and probability, distributions, estimation, and testing hypotheses. PREREQUISITE: Placement into college level mathematics or successful completion of REM 0421 Beginning Algebra.

HEA 2216
Legal Aspects of Health Info
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This course covers a complex and ever-changing topic, health law, and students require current information to be in compliance on the job. Students will explore ethics, patient rights and responsibilities, HIPAA privacy and security as well as patient safety and legal proceedings.

HEA 2217
Data Mgmt & Info Governance
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This course provides the foundation and guide for the roles, functions, and practices for successfully managing healthcare data as an enterprise asset. This book takes an integrative approach to the traditional roles of health information management (HIM), offering challenging opportunities for enriching the practice domain and leveraging the benefits of quality data for the healthcare sector.

HEA 2218
Healthcare Leadership & Mgmt
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This course includes principles of management from a health information management viewpoint which provides the ground work for sound management practice and decision making for HIM students and professionals. This course discusses topics that impact the HIM department such as recruitment, training, and retention of qualified individuals, performance improvement plans, needs assessment, change management, cultural diversity, management of teams, the psychology of motivation, human resources law, and the sustainability of the HIM workforce in today’s healthcare environment.

Term Total
16
Semester 4
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FA2019
SP2020
HEA 2219
HIT Capstone Course
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This course will provide a capstone experience for the student via case studies and projects.

HEA 2220
Certification Preparation
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This course will prepare students for the certification exam. Students who earn the CCA certification will prove to employers that they have a proven body of knowledge and are competent to be hired in the field.

HEA 2296
Topics in Health Information
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This course will cover a wide variety of topics in the Health Information field. It will also highlight current concerns and new developments in the field.

HEA 2297
HIT Professional Practice
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Students work professional practice hours and complete weekly discussions regarding the work environment. The coordinator and the training supervisor work together in establishing goals and work experiences for the student.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

Term Total
14
Program Total
60


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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