Health Information Technology/Coding

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 64 credits

About this program
The health information technician is an important member of the health care team who secures, analyzes, integrates and manages health information for patient care, performs diagnostic and procedure coding, utilizes electronic systems for revenue cycle and data management activities, and maintains a legal patient record. This information steers the health care industry. The program is designed to combine general education and technical courses for a well-rounded and functional education. To further the student's knowledge, the program utilizes web-based educational electronic health record-related systems, and an on-site internship is required.
Program outcomes
  1. Apply HIM knowledge in the collection, maintenance and reporting of data for organizational and regulatory needs and requirements.
  2. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
  3. Apply privacy, security and compliance standards to health information.
  4. Apply analytics and informatics to health information.
  5. Summarize and evaluate revenue cycle management.
  6. Apply HIM knowledge to promote ethical standards of practice.
  7. Determine diagnosis and procedure codes and groupings according to official guidelines.
  8. Demonstrate, identify and utilize organizational management and leadership skills.
  9. Manage health information department resources.
  10. Apply knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, computer concepts and application, and math statistics.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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