Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the field of health information management technology. Entry-level Health Information Technicians may be employed in a variety of health care settings. These include hospitals, physician’s offices, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, home health agencies, public health departments, insurance companies and software vendors.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the field of health information management technology. Entry-level Health Information Technicians may be employed in a variety of health care settings. These include hospitals, physician’s offices, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, home health agencies, public health departments, insurance companies and software vendors.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
CodeCourseCredits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101English Composition I3
BIO-117Basic Anatomy and Physiology I4
CSC-101Computer Literacy3
HIT-101Introduction to Health Information3
HIT-120Medical Terminology3
  16
Second Semester
ENG-102English Composition II3
BIO-118Basic Anatomy and Physiology II4
HIT-132Basic Pharmacology3
HIT-205Legal and Ethical Issues in HIT2
MTH-111Introduction to Statistics I3
...-...Diversity - Social Science General Education Elective or 
...-...Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective3
  18
CodeCourseCredits
Second Year / First Semester
HIT-110Health Informatics4
HIT-130Introduction to Ambultory Coding3
HIT-115Healthcare Reimbursement3
HIT-134Basic Pathophysiology3
HIT-140Diagnostic and Procedural Coding I3
HIT-150Technical Practice Experience21
  17
Second Semester
HIT-202Statistical Methods for Health Information13
HIT-215Advanced Ambulatory Coding3
HIT-235Organizational Resources, QI and PI14
HIT-240Diagnostic and Procedural Coding II4
HIT-220Professional Practice Experience22
  16
 Total Minimum Credits67
1 This course is only offered in the Spring Semester.
2 Permission of Program Coordinator required prior to registering for this course.
NOTE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Program Goals

  • Faculty will demonstrate current knowledge, skills, qualifications and professional development in the content areas they teach.
  • The HIT program will demonstrate responsiveness to the needs of the community(ies) of interest.
  • The HIT curriculum will include, at minimum, the required knowledge clusters with content and experiences to enable students to meet current entry-level competencies.
  • Program graduates will demonstrate the HIM entry-level competencies.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Compute, interpret and analyze healthcare statistics.
  2. Gather, interpret, analyze and monitor data used for quality management and performance improvement programs that relate to Health Information Technology and Health Information Management.
  3. Analyze and validate coding and coding data for accuracy and compliance with federal and coding guidelines.

Program Information

This program can be completed online

 

National Certification

Students who have graduated from this accredited program are eligible and encouraged to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam. Students can receive further information on this exam and its requirements from the director or at the national organizational website (www.ahima.org).

Employment Opportunities

HIT professionals enjoy a broad selection of job opportunities and options for professional growth. Based on skills, education and interests, some of the positions available are:

  • Health data analyst
  • Electronic health record specialist
  • Insurance claims analyst
  • Records technician specialist
  • Clinical coding specialist
  • Physician practice manager
  • Patient information coordinator

Contact Person

Linda Mesko, MS, RHIA, Director
(856) 968-1331
email: lmesko@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.0706

Program Code

HIT.AAS