Healthcare Informatics (HCIT)

HCIT-101 Health Information I
4 Credits

Lecture: 4 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course is designed to introduce students to the roles and responsibilities found in the environment of health information management. Study will include methods of collecting and processing data in a variety of healthcare settings with a focus on accreditation and licensure guidelines; examine reimbursement and the correlation to coding systems; statistical analysis of patient information, examine storage, security, confidentiality, and compliance-related requirements; assess implementation of the electronic health record; and the role human resources and employees relating to employment practices, productivity, and evaluation.

View Details

HCIT-180 Medical Law and Ethics
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course emphasizes the basic foundation of the legal system as it applies to health care practitioners in the United States, including legal and ethical principles affecting medical office, health care, and health information management professionals. This course focuses on privacy and security regulations, scope of practice, malpractice and negligence, fraud and abuse, credentialing, risk management, release of information, breach reporting, informed consent, federal and state law related to health care, and patient rights and responsibilities.

View Details

HCIT-220 Healthcare Computer Technician Internship
3 Credits

Internship: 9 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

This course provides the sophomore student of the HCIT program supervised, structured training in healthcare computer technician skills through on-the-job experience in a healthcare-related facility. Students will gain insight and on-the-job work experience doing projects that would normally be assigned to the employer's entry-level support staff. Students are responsible for finding an appropriate internship site and permission of the instructor is required. This is a required course in the Healthcare Computer Technician program and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Prerequisites: CAOT-168, CAOT-180, CITE-122, HCIT-101

Pre/Corequisites: HCIT-210

View Details