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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

 
Program Goals

Goal #1: Students will apply knowledge of medical sciences and principles of regulatory compliance to accurately assign codes to patient charts.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate accurate coding skill.
  • Students will select appropriate codes.

Goal #2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of health care regulatory requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will adhere to documentation standards.
  • Students will adhere to privacy and security rules and regulations.

Goal #3: Students will use health technology

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will assign codes using encoder software.
  • Students will locate information in the electronic health record.

Goal #4: Students will meet revenue cycle requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will display knowledge of the revenue cycle.
  • Students will develop coding compliance strategies.

Goal #5: Students will use critical thinking and analytic skills in health information technology practices.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will apply knowledge of privacy laws.
  • Students will research complex cases to accurately assign codes.

Goal #6: Students will demonstrate proessional and ethical behaviors.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will adhere to the steps in ethical decision making.
  • Students will communicate clearly with other health professionals.
  • Students will understand the importance of maintaining certification and continuing education.
 
Additional Goals
  • To provide HIMT graduates who will meet the entry level competencies and become gainfully employed in the HIM field.
  • To provide an educational opportunity for the healthcare industry
  • To offer a high-quality, comprehensive curriculum based upon continuous assessment and quality improvement
Program Outcomes
  • Adhere to health information requirements and standards
  • Utilize clinical classifications
  • Support data collection and reimbursement systems
  • Abstract healthcare data for analysis and presentation
  • Apply organizational management techniques
  • Use information technology systems to process health information
  • Model professional behavior, ethics and appearance
Health Information Management Technology Program Effectiveness Data
Critera Result
5 year average pass rate on the national certification examination in health information management technology91%
5 year average job placement rate98%

 

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