Academics

HIT 110 PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces students to current trends, practices, standards, and legal issues in both traditional and contemporary roles in Health Information Technology.

Pre-requisite: Acceptance into Health Information Technology or department approval


HIT 120 MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH INFORMATION

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on decision-making, team building, and managing new technologies while addressing healthcare organizational information needs.

Pre-requisite: Acceptance into Health Information Technology or department approval.


HIT 130 LAW AND ETHICS IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course explores topics including HIPAA privacy and security, corporate compliance, legal proceedings, patient safety, e-discovery, and ethical issues in health information technology.

Pre-requisite: Acceptance into Health Information Technology or department approval


HIT 150 HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides information on the impact of U.S. healthcare reimbursement systems on healthcare delivery. Topics of coding, health insurance, compliance, and value-based purchasing initiatives will be explored.

Pre-requisite: MEDO 115 and MEDO 117 both with a "C" or better


HIT 200 ALTERNATE HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course explores management of health information, regulations, roles of healthcare professionals, and trends in traditional and non-traditional healthcare settings.

Pre-requisite: Acceptance into Health Information Technology or department approval


HIT 220 COMPUTER USE IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides an introduction and overview to electronic health records, healthcare computer systems, and basic database management. Students will gain hands-on experience with a variety of electronic health record and healthcare computer systems.

Pre-requisite: CMGEN 120 or CMPSC 120 with a grade of "C" or better


HIT 240 STATISTICS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course includes basic mathematical statistical concepts, along with healthcare-specific calculations including length of stay, inpatient service days, occupancy, and rates.

Pre-requisite: Admitted into the Health Information Technology program and placement into Math 111 or higher, or equivalent


HIT 250 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This is a supervised practicum course which is arranged for students in a variety of healthcare settings where they will have the opportunity to apply Health Information Technology concepts and skills.

Pre-requisite: HIT 150, HIT 130, HIT 220, and HIT 240 all with a grade of "C" or better