Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog
Health Information TechnologyCoordinator/Instructor: Young
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 Accredited Record Technician (ART).
One Associate of Applied Science degree and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree are available.
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology(6 Semesters)
Required Courses:HIT 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr HIT 105 Introduction to Health Information 2 cr HIT 201 Supervised Professional Practice I 2 cr HIT 202 Documentation, Storage, and Retrieval of Health Information 4 cr HIT 203 Health Statistics and Quality Improvement 3 cr HIT 204 Management Principles for Health Info. Professionals 4 cr HIT 206 Computers in Health Information 3 cr HIT 207 Supervised Professional Practice II 3 cr HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 cr HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 cr HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 cr HO 201 ICD Coding Laboratory 2 cr HO 202 ICD9-CM Coding 3 cr HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 cr HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 cr HO 206 CPT Coding Laboratory 2 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 201 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr BIOL 202 General Zoology 3 cr BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 305 Introduction to Pathobiology 3 cr CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology I 3 cr MATH 107 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr Total: 87 crElective Courses:ACCT 201 Principles of AccountingI 3 cr ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II 3 cr ANTH 108 Spanish for Health Care Professionals 2 cr ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr ENGL 307 Professional Writing 3 cr FIN 315 Corporate Financial Management 3 cr FIN 478 Investments 3 cr HCA 350 Organizational Behavior in Health Care 3 cr HCA 375 Health Care Law 3 cr HCA 383 Epidemiology 3 cr HCA 384 Human Resource Management in Health Care 3 cr HCA 451 Hospital Management 2 cr HCA 452 Long-term Care Management 2 cr HCA 453 Health Care Finance 3 cr HCA 455 Health Care Organization Management 3 cr HCA 473 Marketing for Health Care Organizations 2 cr H E 401 Issues in Health and Wellness 1-3 cr H E 491 Health Education Workshop 1-3 cr HO 203 Medical Office Procedures 3 cr MANT 121 Essentials of Management 3 cr MANT 241 Human Resource Management 3 cr MATH 253 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr MGT 261 Legal Environment of Organizations 3 cr MGT 329 Operations/ Production Management 3 cr MKTG 325 Basic Marketing Management 3 cr OT 118 Business Communications I 13 cr OT 119 Business Communications II 3 cr OT 173 Spreadsheets, Database, Graphics 3 cr OT 176 Desktop Publishing/ Multimedia 1-3 cr
HIT 100 Technical General Education 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
HIT 105 Introduction To Health Information 2 credits. An introduction to Health Information Technology including the functions of a medical records department, the role and responsibilities of the profession, and the importance of the field.
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.
HIT 202 Documentation, Storage, and Retrieval of Health Information 4 credits. Theory, practice and skills in the assembly, analysis, storage, retrieval and the release of health information adhering to external and legal requirements and standards. PREREQ: HIT 105, HO 107.
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 107, HIT 105, HIT 201, HIT 202.
HIT 204 Management Principles for Health Information Professionals 4 credits. Theory, practice and skills in managing health information and personnel.
HIT 206 Computers in Health Information 3 credits. Health information department and health care facility systems and the computer based patient record; their functions, capabilities and external regulations. PREREQ: HIT 105, HIT 202.
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.
HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 credits. Introduction to allied health careers emphasizing the interrelationships and the team approach to health care.
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.
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.
HO 201 ICD Coding Laboratory 2 credits. Practical application ICD Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. PREREQ: In conjunction with HO 202.
HO 202 ICD9-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, BIOS 301, BIOS 302.
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.
HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology in conjunction with documentation standards, format and content of alternative care records. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOL 101, BIOS 301, BIOS 302.
HO 206 CPT Coding Lab 2 credits. Practical application of CPT Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. PREREQ: In Conjunction with HO 205.
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Revised: March 5, 1999