Health Information Technology HIT.S.ATS

Associate of Technical Studies - 63 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Information Systems

What is "Health Information Technology"?

The Health Information Technology degree will prepare students for careers in management of health information, securing systems and information, troubleshooting hardware, operating systems, and network components, hospital administration. This degree is part of a 2 + 2 with Miami University (Regional) Health Information Technology bachelors.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and teamwork skills in the delivery of customer service, project planning, and project completion in the information technology business environment.
  • Apply policies and procedures concerning release of medical information, protecting patient confidentiality, HIPAA regulations and ethical issues in healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate ability to research, select, use, and troubleshoot hardware, operating systems, and network components.
  • Apply programming, database, operating systems, and business application skills to solve and troubleshoot business and information technology problems related to area of concentration.
  • Apply medical terminology and other common healthcare language in the delivery of customer service, project planning, and project completion in the information technology business environment.

Career Opportunities

Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. The median annual wage for health information technicians was $34,160 in May 2012. Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, especially as the demand for digital medical records increases. The demand for health services is also expected to increase as the population ages increases.

Transferability

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
ART 1110 Art Appreciation - Introduction to Art & Art Media 3
BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 1222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 1111 Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming 3
CIS 1130 Network Fundamentals 3
CIS 1140 Information Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 1350 Web Site Development with HTML & CSS 3
CIS 1714 A+ Operating Systems Troubleshooting 3
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
CIS 2640 Network Security 3
CIS 2717 A+ Certification IT Technician 3
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
HIM 1160 Medical Office Coding Concepts 1
HIM 1204 Medicolegal & Ethics in Healthcare Records 2
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MAT 1450 Introductory Statistics 4
SOC 1145 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
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