Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of healthcare settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, and skilled-care facilities. The curriculum is structured to include didactic instruction in several areas, including, but not limited to, health data management, diagnostic and procedure coding, medical billing practices, healthcare reimbursement and delivery systems, health record maintenance, information management, organizational resources, medical law and ethics, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology. The average class size for lecture and lab classes will not exceed 26 students. The final portion of the curriculum includes a supervised clinical externship at a healthcare facility. At the completion of the program, graduates should have the knowledge and skills necessary to seek entry-level employment in the field of health information management.
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