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Health Information Technology Associate in Science Degree

Associate in Science Degree
Health Information Technology
64 Credits

Updated for 2014-2015

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 102

Introduction to Health Information Technology

3

HIT 106

Introduction to Medical Coding

3

HIT 108

Introduction to Diagnosis Coding

3

HIT 109

Introduction to Procedure Coding

3

HIT 115

Reimbursement Methodologies

3

HIT 171

Medical Records (HIM) Law & Ethics

3

HIT 176

Statistics with Health Science Applications

3

HIT 192

RHIT PPE and Study Prep (160 hours minimum)

2

HIT 200

Disease Pathology and Pharmacology

3

HIT 208

Advanced Diagnosis Coding

3

HIT 209

Advanced Procedure Coding

3

BUS 101

Business Computer Systems

3

BUSN 137

Computerized Databases - MS Access

1

BUSN 170

Records and Information Management

3

MGT 120

Principles of Management

3

MGT 121

Customer Service

3

MGT 124

Human Resources Management

3

ENG 100

Composition I

3

BIOL 130

Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 130L

Anatomy and Physiology

1

HLTH 110

Medical Terminology

2

ECON 130
or ECON 131

Microeconomics (3)
or Macroeconomics (3)

3

HWST 107

Hawai’i: Center of the Pacific

3

 

 

 

 

Total Degree Credits

64

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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