Health Information Management Technology, AAS

Degree

Program Description: The Health Information Management Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, analyze, and report health information data according to legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; program graduates will develop leadership skills necessary to serve in a functional supervisory role in various components of the health information system.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Student Learning Outcomes:
100% of students will score 70% or greater on selecting and sequencing diagnostic medical codes form health information case studies based on official coding and reimbursement guidelines.
100% of students will score 80% or greater on analyzing discrepancies from documentation of coded data and developing physician queries to resolve data and coding discrepancies.
100% of students will score 80% or greater on developing health information statistical reports for presentation by manipulating vital statistics and various types of healthcare rates to include: census, bed occupancy, bed turnover, length of stay, death rates, autopsy rates, infection rates, and service days.

Entrance Date: Fall semester

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: A Criminal background check and drug toxicology may be required for Internship/Externship and/or Employer. Results will affect employment options and will need to be discussed with your advisor.

Program Final Exit Point: Health Information Management Technology, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 68 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Curriculum Credits

1: General Core Courses

15

Area I: Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours) 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours) 3
Math 0001 One Degree Level Mathematics Course 3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours) 3
And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (50 hours)

50

HIMT 2410 Revenue Cycle Management 2
HIMT 2400 Coding & Classif-CPT/HCPCS Cdg 3
HIMT 2300 Healthcare Management 3
HIMT 2200 Performance Improvement 3
HIMT 2150 Healthcare Statistics 3
HIMT 1410 Coding & Classific-ICD Adv Cdg 3
HIMT 1400 Coding & Classification-ICD 4
HIMT 1350 Pharmacotherapy 2
HIMT 1250 Health Record Content & Struct 2
HIMT 1200 Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy/Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy/Physiology Lab II 1
HIMT 1100 Intro to Health Inform Tech 3
HIMT 1150 Comp Apps in Healthcare 3
HIMT 2460 HIT Practicum 3
MAST 1120 Human Diseases 3

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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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