Health Information Technology Courses

Health Information Technology (HIT) courses

  • HIT 100 Introduction to Health Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ENG 110, unless already completed.

    This course provides the opportunity for the investigation of career opportunities, ethics, history and functions of health information technology. The course also provides an overview of the organization of healthcare delivery. It introduces basic concepts and terminology, security, privacy and organization of healthcare in the US.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • HIT 110 Diagnosis Coding I

    Prerequisite(s): ALH 116 and HIT 180.

    This course introduces the student to current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems. The student will learn to apply primary and secondary diagnosis codes according to current guidelines, evaluate the accuracy of diagnosis coding, determine accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and recommend corrective action, analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems, identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data. The course will cover ICD-10-CM.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 120 Records Management

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100.

    This course provides the Health Information Technology student with an understanding of management, storage, filing, etc. of health records; paper or electronic. Upon completion of course, the student will be able to apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information, privacy, security, confidentiality, and retention and destruction of health records. Additionally, the student will be able to explain current trends and future challenges in health information exchange.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 140 Pathopharmacology for Health Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 180 and HIT 140 provides the health information technology student an introduction to basic pharmacology concepts and drug categories as related to current coding guidelines.

    Emphasis is placed on commonly used drugs and their effects on body systems, dosages and routes of administration. Utilization of drug references included.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 150 Outpatient Procedure Coding

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 140 and HIT 180.

    This course introduces the student to current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems. The student will learn to apply procedure codes according to current guidelines, evaluate the accuracy of procedural coding, determine accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and recommend corrective action and analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems and identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data. Additional topics include: place of service codes and modifiers. The course will cover Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS), Place of Service Codes and Modifiers.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 160 Computer Applications for the Medical Office

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 and HIT 160 provides the health information technology student with an understanding of computer applications used within the medical office.

    The student will learn how to register a patient, load insurance, schedule an appointment, bill a claim, refile a claim, post a payment, etc. The student will be utilizing AHIMA/ V-Lab software.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 170 Electronic Health Records

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 and CIS 101.

    HIT 170 provides the health information technology student with an understanding of electronic health records, confidentiality, privacy, security and internal/external use and exchange to protect electronic health information. The student will utilize software in the completion of HIM processes, such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement, imaging, electronic health records (EHRs), Personal Health Records (PHRs) and document imaging. The student will be able to explain the policies and procedures of networks, including intranet and internet to facilitate clinical and administrative applications. The student will be able to explain analytics and decision support.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 180 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in HIT 100, grade of C or better in ALH 116.

    HIT 180 provides the health information technology student an overview to the anatomical structures and physiology of the human body. Each body system is discussed in terms of the major anatomical structures and function including how each system participates in homeostasis of the body. In addition, the course discusses selected major pathologies, including disease definitions and causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments. Finally, the course discusses common issues and changes that occur in each body system through the life span. All criteria is based on the core competencies as defined by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 190 Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 or concurrent enrollment with HIT 100.

    HIT 190 teaches the Health Information Technology student how to apply policies and procedures for the use of data required in healthcare reimbursement and evaluate the revenue cycle management processes. Additional topics include: payment methodologies and systems including capitation, Payment Prospective System (PPS), Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS), case mix, indices, Medicare-Specific Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRG), healthcare insurance policies, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), utilization review/management, billing processes and procedures, case management, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN), Explanation of Benefits (EOB), coding, Chargemaster and bill reconciliation in a variety of healthcare settings.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 200 Comparative Health Records Systems

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100.

    The course investigates health record and information systems in hospitals, alternative care settings and health related agencies. Roles of the health information administrator in traditional and nontraditional health care settings are investigated and evaluated. Additional topics include: quality and utilization management, data sets, consulting and managing the information flow in diverse settings ranging from hospital-based care to veterinary care.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 201 Healthcare Quality Management

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100, CIS 101.

    HIT 201 provides the Health Information Technology student the application of leadership models, theories and skills; critical thinking; change management; workflow analysis, design, tools, and techniques; human resource management; training, development theory and process; strategic planning; financial management; ethics and project management.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 210 Diagnostic Coding II

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 110.

    The student will learn to apply advanced primary and secondary diagnosis codes according to the current guidelines; and develop appropriate physician queries to resolve data and coding discrepancies. Additional topics include: the principles of fraud and abuse as it pertains to medical coding, improper billing activities, coding compliance plans, complication comorbidities (CC), major complication comorbidities (MCC), Present on Admission (POA), codes, Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) codes, Serious Reportable Events (SRE), amendments in the electronic health record (EHR), Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRG). The course will cover ICD-10-CM.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • HIT 250 Inpatient Procedure Coding

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 180.

    This course introduces the student to current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems. The student will learn to apply procedure codes according to current guidelines, evaluate the accuracy of procedural coding, determine accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and recommend corrective action, and analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems, identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data. The course will cover ICD-10-PCS (procedure coding system).

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 260 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 100 or concurrent enrollment with HIT 100.

    HIT 260 provides the Health Information Technology student a study of legal and ethical issues in healthcare with a focus on healthcare legal terminology, use of legal documents, legal concepts and principles and the ability to identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HIT 270 Medical Assistant Office Procedures

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 170 or concurrent enrollment in HIT 170, consent of program coordinator, program requirements must be met prior to enrolling in course: successful completion of current drug screen, TB test, and criminal background check, and current vaccination record on file.

    HIT 270 includes office communication, reimbursement, insurance cards, basic coding processes, office environment, appointment scheduling, and legal and ethical practices. 3(3-0). F, S

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
  • HIT 280 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 180 or concurrent enrollment in HIT 180., consent of program coordinator, program requirements must be met prior to enrolling in course: successful completion of current drug screen, TB test, and criminal background check, and current vaccination record on file.

    HIT 280 will provide an introduction to clinical medical assisting. Topics covered will include infection control, patient assessment, patient education, nutrition and health promotion, vital signs, assisting with physical examination, and assisting with medical specialties. Course includes in-class clinical procedure instruction. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    222Fall, Spring
  • HIT 290 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 280, consent of program coordinator., program requirements must be met prior to enrolling in course: successful completion of current drug screen, TB test, and criminal background check, and current vaccination record on file.

    HIT 280 includes an introduction to laboratory techniques performed by the medical assistant. Topics covered will include clinical laboratory testing, venipuncture, specimen collection, quality control, sterilization and autoclaving, disposal of biohazardous materials, and inventory. Course includes in-class laboratory procedure instruction. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    222Upon demand
  • HIT 297 Professional Practice in Health Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 210, HIT 250 or departmental permission.

    This course encompasses a supervised professional practice experience in an affiliated health-related agency providing 80-90 practicum hours under the direction of a preceptor. The course is communicative and/or writing intensive and includes instructional components on basic concepts of financial literacy, responsible planning and necessary financial skills. The student must submit a general education student-learning portfolio. Failure to complete any of the activities assigned within this course will result in an automatic grade of 'F' for this course. If extenuating circumstances exist, you may apply for an incomplete. See your student catalog for more information about applying for an incomplete. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • HIT 299 Medical Assistant Practicum

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 280 and HIT 290 or concurrent enrollment in HIT 290, consent of program coordinator, program requirements must be met prior to enrolling in course: successful completion of current drug screen, TB test, and criminal background check, and current vaccination record on file.

    HIT 299 includes off-site practicum of at least 180 hours under direct supervision in a physician’s office setting. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand