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Health Information Technology Associate in Science Degree

Associate in Science Degree
Health Information Technology
61 Credits

Effective Spring 2016

In order to obtain a Health Information Technology (HIT) degree, students must pass all required courses with a grade of C or better.
Requirements

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

HIT 101

Healthcare Delivery Systems (formerly HIT 197A)

3

HIT 102

Health Data, Records and Documentation

3

BUS 101

Business Computer Systems

3

HLTH 110

Medical Terminology

2

BIOL 130*

Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 130L* Anatomy and Physiology Lab
1

HIT 108

Introduction to Diagnosis Coding

3

HIT 109

Introduction to Procedure Coding

3

HIT 171

Health Data, Information, Law & Ethics

3

HIT 200

Disease Pathology Pharmacology

3

ENG 100*

Composition I

3

HIT 208 Advanced Coding
3
HIT 209 Advanced Coding Lab
3
HIT 115 Reimbursement Methodologies
3
HIT 215 Quality Management
3
HIT 220 Healthcare Computing and EHR (formerly HIT 197D)
3
HIT 176 Statistics in Healthcare Science Apps (formerly BUSN 198B and HIT 198B)
3
HIT 192 RHIT PPE and Study Prep (160 hr min.)
3
HIT 225 HIM Supervisory Management (formerly HIT 197B)
3
HWST 107* Hawaii Center of the Pacific
3
ECON 130 or ECON 131* Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics 3

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

61

 

General Education
ENG 100, BIOL 130 and BIOL 130L, ECON 130 or ECON 131, HAP FOcus: HWST 107
 
Experimental Courses (Spring 2016)
HIT 101 = 197A Healthcare Delivery Systems
HIT 215 = 197E Quality Management
HIT 225 = 197B HIM Supervisory Management
HIT 220 = 197D Healthcare Computing and the EHR

 

Health Information Technology Program Outcomes: Associate in Science
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Perform basic coding tasks and maintain accurate reimbursement systems including the preparation of patient access, registration, and patient accounting statements.
  • Access, analyze, and interpret data to solve basic health information coding, patient accounting, and supervisory problems.
  • Interact with customers, vendors, and co-workers to effectively support the work with high customer satisfaction.
  • Organize, prioritize, and perform work tasks to meet deadlines and schedules.
  • Apply health information, records management, and patient financial/patient accounting laws; and code basic cases with industry reimbursement procedures by patient insurance type.

 

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