Health Information Technology4 Semester Program for full time students. Part time program also available.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association's Council on Accreditation. Graduates of the programs are eligible to write the national certification exam for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
One Associate of Applied Science degree, one Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree are available. One Medical Transcription Certificate available.
This program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to:1. Maintain components of health information systems consistent with the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system.
2. Maintain, compile and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; abstract and code clinical data using appropriate classification systems
3. Analyze health records according to standards.
For Program Information Packets, use this link, where there are descriptions of each program in general, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses.
Medical Transcription Certificate(3 Semesters)
This program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to transcribe (type) dictated medical reports that document a patientís medical care and condition. These include office chart notes, history and physical examinations, consultations, letters, memos, admission notes, emergency department notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, and laboratory tests and diagnostic studies.
Classes are delivered via the internet. No financial aid is available to the student. These credits do not articulate into Health Information Technology AAS degree. Recommended 50 nwpm. All required courses must be completed with a `C' grade or better.
All required courses must be completed with a "C" grade or better.HIT 210 Medical Transcription I 3 cr HIT 211 Medical Transcription II 3 cr HIT 212 Medical Transcription III 3 cr TOTAL: 9 cr
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology(4 Semesters)
All required courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 cr HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 cr HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 cr HO 111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr OR BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr AND BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr HO 202 ICD-9-CM Coding 3 cr HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 cr HO 205 CPT Coding 3 cr HO 206 Advanced Coding Lab 3 cr HIT 201 Supervised Professional Practice I 2 cr HIT 202 Health Information I 4 cr HIT 203 Health Statistics and Quality Improvement 3 cr HIT 204 Health Information II 4 cr HIT 207 Supervised Professional Practice II 3 cr MA 201 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2 cr PTA 200 Clinical Pathology 3 cr OR BIOS 305 Introduction to Pathobiology 3 crGeneral Education Requirements:BIOL 100/100L Concepts Biology: Human Concerns and Lab 4 cr OR BIOL 101/101L Biology I and Lab 4 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr MATH 123 Mathematics in Modern Society 3 cr PSYC 101 Introduction to General Psychology 3 cr TOTAL: 61 crBachelor of Science in Health Sciences
The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science (B.S.H.S.) program is to allow students who have graduated or are enrolled in health occupations training at the level of an associate degree to pursue a bachelors degree with an advanced general health science focus. This degree provides a curriculum for students who desire an education that can serve as a foundation for additional professional or graduate work in several health science professions, including medicine, dentistry, hospital administration, medical technology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. All students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor within their associate degree programs to ensure that the courses they plan to take will meet the specific career goals of each student.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree must complete the same goals as those pursuing other Bachelor of Science Degrees: Goals 1, 2, and 3; Goals 4 and 5, or 12 credits in the physical or biological sciences; two of Goals 6, 7, and 8; and three of Goals 9, 10A, or 10B, 11, and 12.
Specific goal requirements may be listed under individual health occupations program curricula.
The B.S.H.S. Degree includes the following credit requirements:
Associate degree Requirements: Students must be a graduate of or be enrolled in a health occupations program that awards an associate degree.* Students with an Associate of Applied Science Degree may transfer up to a maximum of 50 credits from this degree (all lower division credits).
* Out-of-state associate degrees must be evaluated for meeting the Idaho State Board of Education standards. If the associate degree is over five years old, the degree must be evaluated for currency in the technical field.
General Education Requirements: Minimum of 34 credits. A student may need more depending on the results of placement testing.
Academic Coursework: 30-35 credits from specific courses listed below.
Upper Division Credits: A total of 36 upper division credits is required.
Total Minimum Credits Required (including transfer credits from Associate of Applied Science Degree): 128 credits.
Required Academic Coursework:
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I and Lab* 5 cr
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II and Lab 4 cr
CHEM 101 Essentials of Chemistry I * 5 cr
CHEM 102 Essentials of Chemistry II 5 cr
BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
PHYS 111/113 General Physics I and Lab* 4 cr
PHYS 112/114 General Physics II and Lab* 4 cr
PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics* 4 cr
PSYC 301 Abnormal Psychology I 3 cr
ENGL 307 Technical Writing 3 cr
MATH 253 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
TOTAL: 30-35 cr
* The chemistry and physics requirements collectively satisfy Goals 4 and 5.
Upper Division Credit Choices and Electives
Students may choose from a variety of upper division courses on campus that will facilitate their career goals and opportunities. There are some upper division classes listed that require a lower division prerequisite or permission of the instructor.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is a multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary degree and allows freedom for students to pursue areas of study that will best meet their professional or graduate school goals. In order to assure that students have the appropriate prerequisites and/or permission from instructors, that degree requirements are met and that the student has a degree that is appropriately focused; the degree plan will be approved by a committee consisting of the Associate Dean and qualified faculty and staff of the Health Occupations Department of the College of Technology.
Below are several areas that a student may select to fulfill the studentís individual goals. The student must complete a minimum of three (3) upper division biology credits. It is expected that a student will complete a minimum of at least one course out of three of the areas listed below. The above-described committee will approve the selection of these upper division credits to assure coherence in the degree plan.
Areas of Possible Study:
A minimum of 3 credits in upper division biology courses.
Psychological and Social Sciences:
ANTH g407 Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3 cr
ANTH g408 Special Topics
in Medical Anthropology 3 cr
PSYC 225 Child Development 3 cr
PSYC 302 Abnormal Psychology II 3 cr
SOC 301 Classical Social Theory 3 cr
SOC 330 Sociology of Health and Illness 3 cr
SOC 366 The Community 3 cr
SOC g413 Mind, Body, and Society 3 cr
H E 332 Community and Public Health 3 cr
H E 340 Fitness and Wellness Programs 3 cr
H E 383 Epidemiology 2 cr
H E g420 Health Planning and Evaluation 3 cr
H E g460 Healthy Lifestyle Management 2 cr
P E 300 Movement Theory and Motor Development 4 cr
P E 301 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
P E 302 Human Kinesiology 3 cr
P E 322 Psycho-Social Aspects
of Human Activity 2 cr
P E g470 Care and Prevention
of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
P E g494 Adapted Physical Activity 4 cr
Chemistry and Physical Science:
CHEM 301/303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab 4 cr
CHEM 302/304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab 3 cr
PHYS 312 Introduction to Biophysics 4 cr
HIT 201 Supervised Professional Practice I 2 credits. Directed clinical practice in various health information sites under the preceptorship of a practicing professional for 4 hours per week for eight weeks. Pass/fail only. PREREQ: All first year courses must be completed. F
HIT 202 Health Information I 4 credits. Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the health information field. Study of the origin, use, content, format, record retention, numbering and filing systems of health information records. Study of computer applications found in health information. Accreditation and licensing standards along with state and federal laws pertaining to health information. PREREQ: HIT 105 and HO 107. F, S
HIT 203 Health Statistics and Quality Improvement 3 credits. The collection, calculation and presentation of routine health data in conjunction with the assessment, monitoring, evaluation and improvement of health care. PREREQ: MATH 123, HIT 105, HIT 201, and HIT 202. S
HIT 204 Health Information II 4 credits. Theory, practice and skills in managing health information and personnel. F, S
HIT 207 Supervised Professional Practice II 3 credits. Directed clinical practice in a health information department under the preceptorship of a practicing professional for 40 hours per week for four weeks. PREREQ: All courses must be completed. Graded P/NP.
HIT 210 Medical Transcription I 3 credits. Introduction to medical transcription with an emphasis on the profession, history and physical report, pharmacology, laboratory and dermatology specialities. F, S, Su, W
HIT 211 Medical Transcription II 3 credits. Medical transcription with an emphasis on the genitourinary, gastroenterology, orthopedics, and cardiology specialities. F, S, Su, W
HIT 212 Medical Transcription III 3 credits. Medical transcription with an emphasis on pulmonary, endocrinology, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, and neurology specialities. F, S, Su, W
HIT 298 Special Topics 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable student to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 credits. Introduction to allied health careers emphasizing the interrelationships and the team approach to health care. F
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 credits. Body systems approach to theory and application of medical terms including anatomical, pathological, surgical and diagnostic as well as appropriate abbreviations. F, S
HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 credits. Principles and application of law to health care organizations and personnel, standards of care and liability; covers tort, contract and statutory law. F, S
HO 111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4 credits. An introductory study of the normal structure and function of body cells, tissues, organs, and systems. PREREQ: BIOL 101, BIOL 101L. F, S
HO 202 ICD 9-CM Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing the International Classification of Diseases. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOL 101, BIOL 101L, BIOS 301 and BIOS 302. F, S
HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 credits. Transcription of a wide variety of medical reports including history and physicals, discharge summaries, operative reports, consultations, emergency room, obstetrics, pathology, autopsy, radiology and others. PREREQ: HO 106. F, S
HO 205 CPT Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology in conjunction with documentation standards. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOL 101, BIOL 101L, BIOS 301 and BIOS 302. F, S
HO 206 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement 3 credits. Practical application of ICD and CPT coding utilizing software and actual patient records. Application of coded data in payment and reimbursement systems, including the basic instructions for filing various types of health care claims and accounts receivable. Students will use medical software to perform competency-based simulations. PREREQ: HO 202 and HO 205. F, S
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