Health Information Technology Courses
Introductory course on the roots, prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations used to form and define medical terminology. The systems based terminology covers anatomy, vocabulary, disease states, diagnostic procedures, laboratory findings and standard pharmaceuticals in systems such as: gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and genitourinary.
PREREQ.: HIT 50A
Continuing medical terminology course with emphasis on the hematology, lymphatic, immune, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and endocrine systems, and the sense organs. Selected terminology and abbreviations used in specialty areas of psychology, oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine.
Basic course in medical terminology covering roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations with emphasis on the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. Recommended for students applying to the medical interpreter program and those exploring entry into health careers.
PREREQ: BIO 106 and HIT 50A
Instructs students in the general principles of disease processes with emphasis on the etiologies and anatomical and physiological manifestations. The class focuses on diagnostic studies, procedures, treatments, and medications utilized in the diagnosing and treatment of diseases.
PREREQ.: HCT 61 and HIT 50A ADVISE: HCT 67
Instruction in healthcare delivery systems utilized in health information management practice with emphasis on secondary data sources, accreditation and regulatory requirements, alternative healthcare settings, the electronic health record (EHR), and healthcare information systems.
PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HCT 61 ADVISE: HCT 67
The study of basic hospital and health statistics including sources, definitions, and use of health data. Computerized and manual methods of collecting, processing, and preparing statistical reports and spreadsheets for health care management, including various methods of presenting data, predictability studies, data mining, calculation of common rates and percentages.
PREREQ.: HCT 61 ADVISE: HCT 67 and HIT 50B
Overview of the fundamentals of law, U. S. legal system, consents, confidentiality, release of information, use of patient records during proceedings and health information practice, ethics, regulatory requirements, compliance, risk management and quality improvement. Emphasis on privacy and security rules from the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
PREREQ.: BIO 106 COREQ: HIT 50A ADVISE: HCT 61
Provides students with basic International Classification of Disease, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) coding principles with emphasis on inpatient and outpatient guidelines. The course focuses on format, code conventions, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) guidelines, document sources, code sequencing, and code assignment.
PREREQ.: HIT 73A COREQ.: HIT 50B
ICD-10-PCS instructs students in the process of building codes in the new procedure coding system. Instruction includes selection of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes for coding cases, regulatory guidelines, an overview of Medical Severity Diagnostic Related Groups (MS-DRGs), and computerized encoders and groupers.
ADVISE: HIT 77A or HCT 82B
Instruction in the introduction to the principles of organization and management functions and theories in various settings, time management and management tools, communication processes, decision making strategies, recruitment and staffing, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, motivating personnel, budget, and grievances and labor unions.
ADVISE: HIT 50A
The Current procedural terminology (CPT) coding system is used to describe services and procedures provided by health care providers to include evaluation and management, surgery, radiology, pathology, laboratory, and medicine. The class includes an overview of the Health Care Common Procedure Coding System.
PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HIT 73A COREQ: HIT 77B ADVISE: HIT 63 and HIT 65
Provides students with supervised professional practice experience preparation, explores and refines the knowledge and skills for a health Information management student, provides practice reviews for national exam and develops professionalism. This preparation is the first course of a two-part series.The second course is the professional practice experience.
PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HIT 73A COREQ: HIT 77A
Provide students with advanced, hands-on specialty professional practice experience in performing specific activities in the HIM setting. Emphasis on legal aspects, quality and risk management, utilization review, management and supervision, CPT and ICD coding, DRG assignment, healthcare statistics and electronic health records. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75 hours of paid work.
Recommended to be taken in student's last semester
PREREQ.: HIT 50B COREQ.: HIT 73A ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HIT 63; HIT 76
This course explores healthcare quality and emerging pay-for-performance reimbursement methodologies. Analyzes the complexities of quality, the measurement and improvement of quality, and explores measures from a variety of organizations and comparison sites. Introduction to key theories and concepts, models of quality improvement as the basis for improved outcomes and reimbursement.
Formerly HIT 74 and HIT 78 which have been combined into HIT 79
PREREQ: Completion of AS in Health Information Technology
This is an in-depth review of Health Information Management principles to prepare Health Information Technology (HIT) graduates for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) National Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination. The focus is on reviewing materials, test-taking and study strategy. Students use a variety of resources to prepare for the national exam. It is recommended that students take this course within six months of sitting for the RHIT exam.