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Charter Oak State College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 17th is Constitution Day! Take this opportunity to learn more about this document.

Seeking New Student Alternate Rep to CT's Statewide Student Advisory Committee
Great opportunity to network with students from other institutions and to be part of the discussion on public higher education in CT

Go Back to Get Ahead Registration Event on 8/13
Admissions and financial aid representatives from Charter Oak State College will host a registration event for Go Back to Get Ahead prospective students on Wednesday, August 13th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Charter Oak State College Commencement set for June 1, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy to speak
2014 Commencement date, speaker announcement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

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**

Transcultural Competency in Health Care

3 credits

HCA 350 Transcultural Competency in HCA*

Reimbursement Methodologies

3 credits

HIM 205 Reimbursement Methodologies

Medical Coding and Billing

6 credits

 

HIM 210 Medical Coding and Billing 1

HIM 211 Medical Coding and Billing 2

Health Care Organizations Management

3 credits

HIM 305 Health Care Organizations Management

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 credits minimum

 

*Meets a general Education requirement

**ACC 101 is a recommended 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 215 Pathophysiology

3

HCA 101 Health Care Systems and Administration

3

HCA 301 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care*

3

HIM 115 Principles of Health Information Management

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 Law, Privacy and Security

3

HIM 420 Health Care Research and Quality

3

HIM 410 Health Care Database Design and Development

3

HIM 315 Health Care Statistics (video intro)

3

MGT 460 Project Management

3

HIM 498 Health Information Practicum

3

HIM 499 Health Information Management Capstone

3

Total

42

*Meets a general Education requirement

Professor Rene' Antonisse, MHA introduces herself and the HIM 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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