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Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology - Online

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  • Objectives
    e Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology program blends online coursework with on-ground clinical experiences.* The objective of this degree program is to help prepare graduates with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required to pursue entry-level positions in the competitive and growing health information management field.
  • Course description
     Program Highlights

    Graduates of this program may:

        * Abstract health records and compile reports on health care services
        * Assign code numbers to diagnoses and procedures for indexing health data and processing bills
        * Answer legal, government, insurance, and other inquiries for patient health information
        * Organize, analyze, and evaluate health record content for completeness and accuracy
        * Review and evaluate health records to assist with meeting accreditation guidelines
        * Release patient information in accordance with applicable laws
        * Supervise human resources

    The curriculum emphasizes:

        * Processing, maintaining, compiling, and reporting health information data for patient care, reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, quality assessment, and research
        * Medical coding and abstracting procedures
        * Supervisory and legal aspects of health information
        * Professional behaviors and problem solving
        * The use of computers in these areas

    Gain Real-World Experience

    Prior to graduation, you will be required to complete clinical training and an externship at a real-world health care facility to gain valuable on-the-job experience that many health care employers demand.

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