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Health Information Technology

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Acquire a general knowledge of the U.S. healthcare industry and the various provider specialties.
  2. Acquire a general knowledge of the law and policy governing patient record documentation.
  3. Acquire an understanding of the important relationship between patient records and reimbursement for services rendered by third party payers.
  4. Acquire knowledge of the computer hardware and software used in various clinical practices to facilitate data management of patient electronic health records when applied to administrative, continuum of patient care, and billing and reimbursement.
  5. Acquire knowledge of the ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, HCPCS coding nomenclatures as used for reimbursement, gathering of statistical information, research applications, and revenue cycle management in the health field.
  6. Acquire knowledge of and practice the skill of analyzing patient diagnostic and treatment records in order to derive the appropriate diagnostic and billing codes need to create accurate and actionable reimbursement records.
  7. Acquire a general knowledge of and experience with both oral and written professional communication through successfully preparing written assignments and oral presentations.
  8. Acquire a general knowledge of and experience with computational skills through successfully completing the coding and reimbursement portions of the curriculum.
  9. Acquire a general knowledge of and experience with human relations through successfully completing course work in medical law and ethics, as well as demonstrating appropriate human relations skills in clinical settings.
  10. Prepare Health Information and Medical Coding students to obtain a marketable credential within three or four semesters, respectively, that will provide a living wage.
  11. Prepare HIT students to continue to live in Idaho while potentially being employed by health care companies nation-wide.
  12. Provide HIT students with either continuing school work towards the completion of an AAS degree or give them the opportunity to achieve a pre-Associate Degree – ITC that is still a valuable employment credential.

Outcome Measures

 

Graduation Year: 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 5 year Ave
Health Information Technology Student Outcome Measures

Graduation Rate

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Licensure/Certification Examination Pass Rate: 100% 100%

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97%

Employment Rate:

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