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Medical Records / Health Information Management

Program


Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records/Health Information Management

The Medical Records/Health Information Management program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). A Registered Health Information Technician is skilled in health information management systems and procedures, has completed an academic program and has satisfactorily passed a national certification exam. A RHIT uses computer applications to assemble, analyze, abstract medical records and they often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research.

Registered Health Information Technicians may also perform data retrieval for quality assurance activities, transcribe medical reports and medical staff committee meeting minutes, protect confidential patient information and assist physicians and other health care personnel with appropriate medical record documentation practices.

 

Program Outcomes


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records/Health Information Management:

  • Applies codes accurately using current and appropriate technology;
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers;
  • Exhibits skills that promote quality improvement;
  • Exhibits skills to insure the security of Personal Health Information (PHI);
  • Utilizes current technology efficiently to manage and interpret data;
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills (i.e. managing time, meeting deadlines, reacting to change appropriately, behaving ethically); and,
  • Utilizes guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance with internal and external policies.

Curriculum

HOCKING COLLEGE

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records/Health Information Management

Course of Study

For students entering May 2014


COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
HIM-1100Health Records and Procedures I2.003.003.00$50.00
HIM-1112HIM Legal Aspects2.000.002.00$50.00
HLTH-1101Medical Terminology2.000.002.00$20.00
BIOS-1113Anatomy and Physiology I3.002.004.00$120.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
MICS-1141Introduction to Word & Excel0.002.001.00$60.00
ENGL-1122English Composition I3.000.003.00$40.00
Totals13.007.0016.00$380.00
 
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
HIM-1121Health Records and Procedures II2.002.002.00$50.00
BIOS-1114Anatomy and Physiology II3.002.004.00$120.00
PSYC-1101General Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
HIM-1120Classification Systems I2.003.003.00$150.00
ENGL-1152Research Skills1.000.001.00$15.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
ORMATH-1113College Algebra4.000.004.00$40.00
Totals14.00-15.007.0016.00-17.00$390.00
 
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
HIM-2203Classifications II2.003.003.00$150.00
HIM-2215Under/Interp E-Health Record1.004.003.00$75.00
HIM-2210Healthcare Reimbursement2.003.003.00$60.00
BIOS-2135Human Diseases3.000.003.00$10.00
ENGL-1104Job Search Techniques1.000.001.00$15.00
MICS-1142Microsoft Access2.003.003.00$100.00
Totals11.0013.0016.00$410.00
 
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
HIM-2222Classification III2.003.003.00$185.00
HIM-2220Financial & Resource Management2.003.003.00$60.00
HIM-2221Capstone Computer Applications1.002.002.00$185.00
HIM-2200Health Statistics & Quality Management3.000.003.00$50.00
COMM-1130Speech3.000.003.00$40.00
Totals11.008.0014.00$520.00

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:ESTIMATED TOTAL COURSE FEES:
62.00-63.00$1,700.00

Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities


The Medical Records/Health Information Management program prepares you for positions ranked by health care facilities as among the five positions in greatest demand. Technicians are employed by hospitals, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, mental health agencies, substance abuse agencies, hospices, consulting firms, insurance companies, large physician group practices, veterinary hospitals, government facilities, and federal and state prisons. Health information management technicians may work from home as coders, medical editors, claims analysts, medical billers or independent contractors working as consultants for nursing facilities, large group practices, lawyers and small rural hospitals.

Occupation Profile

Hocking College

School of Allied Health
Davidson Hall
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Bonnie Allen-Smith
Dean
740.753.6419
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