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    Jun 19, 2019  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology, A.S.

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Health information technology (HIT) supports patient care by providing data to medical staff at the point of care and by giving administrative support in areas such as finance and practice management. This field is ideal for individuals who wish to work in the dynamic healthcare industry but not directly in patient care.

Our program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is a Chicago-based organization that accredits higher education programs in health informatics and health information management. It is the globally recognized and trusted accreditation organization for health informatics and health information management education programs to ensure the development of a workforce that meets the challenge of an information-intensive environment and its impact on global health.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the United States healthcare system, to include all healthcare disciplines across the continuum of care, and transformation of healthcare from a paper-based environment to an electronic-based environment
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the American Health Information Management Association’s Code of Ethics for compliance with professional and ethical requirements of Registered Health Information Technicians
  3. Recognize entry-level knowledge of administration, management, and legal aspects of the patient healthcare record
  4. Utilize electronic systems for data collection and analysis at entry-level of competency to assure the healthcare system can deliver excellence in care, enabling confidence of healthcare consumers, clinicians, researchers and secondary users of health information data
  5. Apply critical thinking to correctly classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; analyze and report information for cost control, quality management, project management, and strategic planning; design and maintain databases; monitor regulatory standards; facilitate research; and implement system controls to provide patient information privacy and security
  6. Identify the importance of commitment to professional and ethical behavior, leadership and lifelong learning in the profession of health information management
  7. Distinguish the value of diversity with clear, appropriate and culturally sensitive boundaries

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