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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Health Information Management

HIM Major Requirements

Health Information Management equips students for the electronic management of sensitive patient health information and health care organization revenue cycles.

The program is structured to provide a professional education with a comprehensive curriculum and is guided by the principle of quality health care through quality information.

HIM Foundation Courses

Requirement

Credits

Examples

Human Biology (Grade of "C" or higher required)

3 credits

BIO 130 Human Biology* (4 credits)

Anatomy & Physiology (Grade of "C" or higher required)

3 credits

BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology*

Medical Terminology

3 credits

HCA 105 Medical Terminology

Health Care Finance

3 credits

HCA 211 Health Care Finance**

Health Care Economics

3 credits

HCA 311 Health Care Economics*

Transcultural Competency in Health Care

3 credits

HA 350 Transcultural Competency in HCA*

Reimbursement Methodologies

3 credits

HIM 205 Reimbursement Methodologies

Health Care Organizations Management

3 credits

HIM 305 Health Care Organizations Management

Medical Coding and Billing

3 credits

HIM 310 Medical Coding and Billing

Human Resource Management

3 credits

HRM 310 Human Resource Management

Intro.   to Computer Science (Grade of "C" or higher required)

3 credits

ITE 102 Introduction to Computer Science

Leadership

3 credits

MGT 450 or MGT 451 Leadership

TOTAL

36 min.

 

*Meets a general Education requirement

**ACC 101 is a prerequisite

HIM Major Requirements

(Grades of C or higher are required in all credits in the major)

Residency requirement: A minimum of 18 credits in the major plus the capstone must be earned at Charter Oak State College

Requirement

Credits

BIO 413 Pathophysiology

3

HCA 101 Health Care Systems and Administration

3

HCA 115 Medical Records Science

3

HCA 301 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care*

3

HIM 200 Health Information Systems

3

HIM 300 Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems

3

HIM 320 Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange

3

HIM 405 Health Care Information Privacy and Security

3

HIM 420 Health Care Research and Quality

3

HIM 410 Health Care Database Design and Development

3

MAT 315 Health Care Statistics (video intro)

3

MGT 460 Project Management

3

HIM 499 Health Information Management Capstone

3

Total

39


Professor Rene' Antonisse, MHA introduces herself and the MAT 315 - Health Care Statistics course:

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Health Information Management program will be able to:

  • Manage and collect patient health information
  • Code diagnosis and procedures for reimbursement and billing
  • Manage health care organization revenue cycles
  • Administer Electronic Medical/Health Records systems
  • Administer Health Information exchange systems
  • Prepare health informatics reports that doctors, nurses, and other health care providers rely on to deliver quality health care
  • Protect the confidentiality and privacy of health records
  • Ensure the security of health records
  • Supervise HIM professionals
  • Prepare HIM financial plans and budgets
  • Manage HIM technology projects

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