Health Information Technology
Successful completion of the requirements of the associate degree program in Health Information Technology will prepare the student for entry-level employment as a health information processor by providing the basic knowledge, understand, and skills required to work in a variety of healthcare settings, from receptionist to transcription, billing and coding to management. Health Information Technology provides the students with the skills to process data with accuracy, clarity, and timeliness, code diagnosis and procedures of the medical office and hospital setting by applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct, thus, becoming a vital link in the healthcare chain of our society. The Health Information Technology program provides lifelong skills for marketable performance.
Program graduates will possess the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Demonstrate written, verbal and medical usage in all areas of communication.
- Operate computers and support software relative to job performance and use technology in the preparation/submission of data.
- Devise a large medical vocabulary and understand human anatomy, physiology, diseases, diagnostic indications, drugs, surgical, and other procedures using scientific knowledge and mathematical reasoning.
- Identify, distinguish, and interpret inconsistencies, discrepanies, and inaccuracies in all medical office procedures and make appropriate corrections.
- Compile, organize and produce information while maintaining confidentiality.
- Relate ethical and professional standards for all clients regardless of socio-economic conditions, race, age or cultural beliefs.
The students' practicum experience may be at regional medical centers and/or physician’s offices in the four county area under supervision of medical record personnel.