Health Information Technology

Associate in Science

Official CF College Catalog Program Information

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Interested in entering a field where jobs are in high demand? Becoming a health care professional may be the perfect career for you. The vast health care industry needs professionals to manage the enormous volume of patient and institutional information.

The Health Information Technology program prepares graduates to work with and manage health-related information in a variety of settings. Professional responsibilities include the collecting, storing, processing, retrieving, analyzing, disseminating and communicating of information related to reimbursement, research, planning, delivery and evaluation of health care services.

Graduating students will be eligible to take the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician with American Health Information Management Association.

In addition, students may complete the following College Credit Certificate, either as an individual program, or while completing their Associate in Science in Health Information Technology: Medical Information Coder/Biller (37 hours)

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding.
  • Read materials used in HIT settings such as coding manuals, policy and procedures, and patient health records.
  • Identify a complete health record according to organizational policies, external regulations and standards.
  • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines, to support documentation requirements, throughout the continuum of health care.
  • Synthesize information regarding health care outcomes for formal, verbal and/or written presentation to health care professionals.
  • Apply health care legal terminology.
  • Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information.
  • Explain current trends and future challenges in health information exchange.
  • Apply policies and procedures for the use of data required in health care reimbursement.
  • Evaluate the revenue cycle management processes.
  • Identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis.
  • Collaborate with staff in preparing the organization for accreditation, licensure and/or certification.
  • Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to the health information management.
Health Information Technology Program Outcomes

Outcome

2016

2017

2018

Graduate (Employed) Placement Rate92%95%TBA

RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rate

(National Benchmark: 69%)

100%

75%

TBA
Attrition5%5%TBA

For more information,contact your academic advisor hereor speak to the program manager, Virginia Oakwood, at oakwoodv@cf.edu or 352-854-2322, ext. 1429.

Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800. 

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