HIT 110 – Fundamentals of HIM Enrollment in HIT Program

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course introduces Health Information Management (HIM) and its role in healthcare delivery systems. Topics include external standards, regulations, and initiatives; payment and reimbursement systems and healthcare providers and disciplines.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of health information management and healthcare organizations, professions, and trends.

HIT 112 – Health Law & Ethics

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers legislative and regulatory processes, legal terminology, and professional- related and practice-related ethical issues. Topics include confidentiality; privacy and security policies, procedures and monitoring; release of information policies and procedures; and professional-related and practice-related ethical issues. Upon completion, students should be able to apply policies and procedures for access and disclosure of Protected Read More

HIT 114 – Health Data Systems/Standards

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers concepts and techniques for managing and maintaining manual and electronic health records (EHR). Topics include structure and use of health information including data collection and analysis, data sources/sets, archival systems, and quality and integrity of healthcare data. Upon completion, students should be able to monitor and apply system-wide clinical documentation guidelines and Read More

HIT 122 – Professional Practice Experience l

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 0 Lab: 0 Clinic: 3 Work: 0 Credits: 1
This course provides supervised clinical experience in healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on practical application of curriculum concepts to the healthcare setting. Upon completion, students should be able to apply health information theory to healthcare facility practices. This practical experience encompasses acute care advanced HIM functions.

HIT 124 – Professional Practice Experience II

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 0 Lab: 0 Clinic: 3 Work: 0 Credits: 1
This course provides supervised clinical experience in healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on practical application of curriculum concepts to the healthcare setting. Upon completion, students should be able to apply health information theory to healthcare facility practices. This practical experience encompasses exposure to non-acute facilities as well as hands-on experience in the physician’s office and Read More

HIT 210 – Healthcare Statistics

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers maintenance, compilation, analysis, and presentation of healthcare statistics and research protocols and techniques. Topics include basic statistical principles, indices, databases, registries, vital statistics, descriptive statistics, research protocol monitoring, Institutional Review Board processes, and knowledge-based research techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to apply, interpret, and present healthcare statistics and utilize research Read More

HIT 211 – ICD Coding

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 2 Lab: 6 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 4
This course covers ICD diagnostics and procedural coding conventions and guidelines for inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care. Emphasis is placed on a comprehensive application of anatomy, physiology and interrelationships among organ systems. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes for patient outcomes, statistical and reimbursement purposes.

HIT 214 – CPT/Other Coding Systems

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course covers application of principles and guidelines of CPT/HCPCS coding. Topics include clinical classification/nomenclature systems such as SNOMED, DSM, ICD-O and the use of encoders. Upon completion, students should be able to apply coding principles to correctly assign CPT/HCPCS code.

HIT 215 – Reimbursement Methodology

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course covers reimbursement methodologies used in all healthcare settings as they relate to national billing, compliance, and reporting requirements. Topics include prospective payment systems, billing process and procedures, charge master maintenance, regulatory guidelines, reimbursement monitoring, and compliance strategies and reporting. Upon completion, students should be able to perform data quality reviews to validate code Read More

HIT 216 – Quality Management

Health Information Technology
Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course introduces principles of quality assessment and improvement, and utilization, risk, and case management, in healthcare. Topics include Continuous Quality Improvement, and case management processes, data analysis/reporting techniques, credentialing, regulatory quality monitoring requirements, and outcome measures and monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to abstract, analyze, and report clinical data for facility-wide quality Read More