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Health Information Technology (Accelerated)

 

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program prepares graduates to understand areas of clinical settings that are impacted by technology.  This accelerated program provides an overview of using Health Information Technology. Entry level learners receive the best of both worlds in terms of understanding healthcare and technology.  The coursework provides the health care professional with an introduction of computer systems and in particular data management and informatics. Computing professionals learn about the healthcare delivery systems and its clinical aspects.  The program provides the learner an understanding of Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Electronic Medical Record (EMR) with hands-on experience. This is a four month program and is an overview.  Employment opportunities include wide range from entry level positions working with EHR/EMR to management positions related to HIT (Practice Management, Revenue Cycle, Billing, etc.). At the completion of the program, learners are has the potential to take industry recognized exams like HIMSS and ASHIM.   The work settings include physician offices, hospitals, medical centers and medical billing offices, consulting companies, government agencies.

 

Prerequisite:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills
  • Math and English competencies at college entrance level or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Score 40 (minimum)

Program Duration: 16 weeks

Module 1: Healthcare Services Organization and Delivery

This course begins with an introduction on Healthcare and most important, know the types of professions available in the field of Health IT.  The learner will also have an understanding of healthcare organization, structure and operations in the U.S. and including the delivery systems. Current laws and regulations, privacy, confidentiality, legal and ethical issues will be discussed.

Module 2: Information Technology and Computer Systems

This course provides and introduction to computer systems, software applications, hardware, development methodologies, communication networks, and healthcare systems, interoperability, and standards.

Module 3: Health Data Management

The core of HIT that supports quality and effective patient care lies in data management.  To prepare a learner to be HIT professional, this course introduces the fundamentals of database design and management, what is health data content and how the content is structured.

Module 4: Clinical Classifications Systems and Claims Management

Comprehensive knowledge of HIT would have to include an understanding of medical billing, coding and reimbursements.  This course covers concepts of the clinical classifications systems, understanding the diagnosis/procedure codes of ICD-9-CM (and an introduction of ICD-10-CM), the procedure codes using CPT / HCPCS, and other classification systems such as DRG, APC, SNOMED, and clinical classifications and nomenclature systems.

Module 5: Health Informatics and Quality Management

Healthcare quality threads throughout all components of heathcare activities and processes.  In this course, the learner begins with an understanding of the utilization of healthcare statistics to manage quality.  The learner is also exposed to health informatics for an understanding of biomedical information, data and knowledge in databases, retrieval and optimal use for problem solving and decision making.

Module 6: EHR/EMR Application (Hands-On)

This course gives the user the experience of working with EHR/EMR software. Practice exercises cover the functionalities of EHR/EMR, working with the patient record, practice management, scheduling and  billing.

 

Instructor-led

One payment term - Fees: $2,000
Two payment terms - Fees: $1,125 each payment
Three payment terms - Fees: $833 each payment

Tuition fees does not include books and credentialed exams.

 

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