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Health Information Technology Course Descriptions

HIT 110  Fundamentals of HIM

This course introduces Health Information Management (HIM) and its role in healthcare delivery systems. Topics include standards, regulations and initiatives; payment and reimbursement systems, healthcare providers and disciplines; and electronic health records (EHRs). Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of health information management and healthcare organizations, professions and trends.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Health Information Technology Program

Corequisite: None

HIT 110 Course Outline

HIT 112  Health Law and Ethics

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 Health Information and apply and promote ethical standards

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Health Information Technology Program

Corequisite: None

HIT 112 Course Outline

HIT 114  Health Data Sys/Standards

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 comply with regulatory standards.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Health Information Technology Program

Corequisite: None

HIT 114 Course Outline

HIT 122  Prof Practice Exp I

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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None

Corequisite: None

HIT 122 Course Outline: Not Available

HIT 124  Prof Practice Exp II

This course provides supervised clinical experience in healthcare settings.  Emphasis is 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. The majority of clinical sites are offered during the day.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisites: HIT 211, HIT 212

Corequisite: HIT 222

HIT 124 Course Outline

HIT 210  Healthcare Statistics

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 techniques to gather and interpret healthcare data.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 110 or MAT 115 or MAT 140 and MAT 140A.

Corequisite: None

HIT 210 Course Outline

HIT 211  ICD Coding

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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: BIO 168, BIO 169, MED 121, MED 122

Corequisite: None

HIT 211 Course Outline

HIT 214  CPT/Other Coding Systems

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 codes.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisites: HIT 211

Corequisite: None

HIT 214 Course Outline

HIT 215  Reimbursement Methodology

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, chargemaster maintenance, regulatory guidelines, reimbursement monitoring, and compliance strategies and reporting. Upon completion, students should be able to perform data quality reviews to validate code assignment and comply with reimbursement and reporting requirements.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: HIT 211

Corequisite: None

HIT 215 Course Outline

HIT 216  Quality Management

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 management/performance improvement programs and monitor compliance measures.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: HIT 110

Corequisite: None

HIT 216 Course Outline

HIT 218  Management Principles in HIT

This course covers organizational management concepts as applied to healthcare settings.  Topics include roles/functions of teams/committees, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, designing and implementing orientation/training programs, monitoring workflow, performance standards, revenue cycles, and organizational resources.  Upon completion, students should be able to apply management, leadership, and supervisory concepts to various healthcare settings.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: HIT 110

Corequisite: None

HIT 218 Course Outline

HIT 220  Health Informatics & EHRs

This course covers electronic health information systems and their design, implementation, and application. Topics include voice recognition and imaging technology, information security and integrity, data dictionaries, modeling, and warehousing to meet departmental needs. Upon completion, students should be able to apply policies/procedures to facilitate electronic health records and other administrative applications. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: HIT 114 and CIS 110

Corequisite: None

HIT 220 Course Outline

HIT 221  Lifecycle of EHR

This course covers the system selection, design and implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) in integrated delivery networks.  Topics include the system development life cycle, analysis of existing systems, required resources, and common resource constraints.  Upon completion, students should be able to understand system development life cycles, analyze design and engineering, and make recommendations to improve efficiency of operations.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: HIT 114

Corequisite: None

HIT 221 Course Outline

HIT 222  Prof Practice Exp III

This course provides supervised clinical experience in healthcare settings.  Emphasis is 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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisites: HIT 211, HIT 212

Corequisite: HIT 124

HIT 222 Course Outline

HIT 225  Healthcare Informatics

This course covers data analysis to support decision making, patient care, and regulatory compliance. Topics include clinical terminology and vocabulary systems, data capture methodology, data presentation and reporting, and initiatives to improve the quality of patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to identify data elements and sets, analyze capture methodology in healthcare settings, analyze compliance issues and make improvement recommendations.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisites: None

Corequisite: None

HIT 225 Course Outline: Not Available

HIT 226  Principles of Disease

This course covers disease etiology and organ system involvement, including physical signs and symptoms, prognoses, and common complications and their management. Topics include basic microbiology, basic pharmacology, and principles of disease. Upon completion, students should be able to relate disease processes to etiology, physical signs and symptoms, prognosis, and common complications and their management.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: BIO 168, and BIO 169

Corequisite: None

HIT 226 Course Outline

HIT 227  Informatics Project Management

This course covers the required skills needed for implementing healthcare IT applications, with emphasis on electronic health records (EHR).  Topics include leadership development skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, organizational change management, project management software, and the study of communication skills required across healthcare disciplines.  Upon completion, students should be able to effectively collaborate and communicate with healthcare disciplines to implement informatics projects within the healthcare setting.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: None

Corequisite: None

HIT 227 Course Outline: Not Available

HIT 280  Professional Issues

This course provides a comprehensive discussion of topics common to the health information profession. Emphasis is placed on application of professional competencies, job search tools, and preparation for the certification examination. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in entry-level domains and subdomains for health information technologies.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: HIT 211, HIT 212

Corequisite: None

HIT 280 Course Outline
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