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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology Program, A.A.S.


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Students graduating with the Health Information Technology A.A.S. degree will develop skills in organizing, maintaining and evaluating health records. They will be able to assemble health information, ensure that all forms are completed and properly identified and signed, and ensure that all necessary information is in the Electronic Health Record.

Graduates will have the ability to code patients’ medical information for data collection insurance purposes and use computer programs to tabulate and analyze data to improve patient care, provide documentation for use in legal actions or provide data for use in research studies. As members of the allied health care team, they will be able to communicate with physicians and other health care professionals to clarify diagnoses and procedures or to obtain additional information.

The Health Information Technology A.A.S. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Graduates of this program will be able to:


  • Collect, analyze, monitor, maintain, retrieve and report health care data in accordance with quality assurance principles
  • Use critical thinking as a framework for decision making in information system issues in a variety of settings
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, and members of the health care team.
  • Practice in a legal and ethical manner exhibiting personal accountability for all actions
  • Synthesize knowledge from health information technology and other disciplines to promote optimal information system function.

Requirements


Career Studies - 41 credits as follows:


 A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all career studies courses in order to complete this program.

Total credits required for degree: 61


Notes:


  * Offered Fall term only.

**  Offered Spring term only.

Program Code for registration: HITC


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Suggested Sequence - Health Information Technology A.A.S Degree


The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 17


Total Credits: 16


Semester 4 - Spring Term


Total Credits: 12


Sequence Notes:


 * Offered Fall term only
** Offered Spring term only
(1) One course is recommended from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area.

Degree Audit Information


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