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The Health Information Management Technology prepares the student to become a professional responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system.
Associate Degree in Health Information Management
The Health Information Management Technology program prepares the student to become a professional responsible for maintaining components of health information management systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. In all types of health care facilities, the health information management technician possesses the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile, and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; to abstract and code clinical data using appropriate classification systems; and to analyze health records according to standards. The health information management technician also may be responsible for functional supervision of the various components of the health information system.
Medical Coding Certificate
The Medical Coding Certificate program prepares students with entry-level skills needed to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval and statistical analysis. Principles in ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT coding, and third-party reimbursement will be emphasized.
Health Information Management Technician Certificate
The Health Information Management Technician Certificate program prepares students to compile patient charts (paper, hybrid, electronic) in accordance with legal and regulatory standards. Students analyze patient charts for completeness and accuracy. They perform release of information (ROI) functions and other activities related to assisting the clinical and administrative team in the timely completion of health records.
Health Data Analyst Certificate
The Health Data Analyst Certificate prepares students to manage, analyze, interpret, and transform data into accurate, consistent, and timely information for healthcare facilities in accordance with medical, administration, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements.
The Health Information Management Technology programs are web-based; however, students are required to come to campus for proctored tests and occasional class meetings.
Students are also required to attend professional practice experiences (PPE) throughout the semester at assigned healthcare facilities if they are enrolled in either the HIMT degree program or the Medical Coding Certificate program. The PPEs for the HIMT degree are HIMT 2930 and HIMT 2870. The PPE for the Medical Coding Certificate program is HIMT 2930.