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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

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

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Charter Oak hires Dr. Frank M. Valier as Coordinator of new Health Information Management program

Charter Oak State College has hired Dr. Frank M. Valier as its new Health Information Management (HIM) Program Coordinator. The College is launching its first major, an online bachelor's degree completion program in Health Information Management, later this fall, pending approval from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The program received approval from the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education in the spring.

Dr. Valier has over 30 years of experience in the IT field as an entrepreneur and consultant to various organizations.  His most recent research is titled "The Adoption of EMR/HER by Board Registered Physicians in the Springfield, MA MSA: Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties."  He is an adjunct professor at various institutions and teaches courses in the American Healthcare System and Healthcare Information Technologies.

"We are looking forward to implementing a dynamic and innovative HIM program at the College that will provide opportunities for many individuals to join the newly developing healthcare work force of the 21st century," Dr. Valier said. "Charter Oak has committed the resources and staff to see this dynamic effort through to the end."

Developed by licensed practitioners and experts in the field, the B.S. in Health Information Management prepares graduates to sit for the RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) licensure exam. Students will graduate from this online program equipped with the skills to develop, maintain and enforce organizational policies, procedures and guidelines for the management of health information and health information technology systems, as well as to manage, maintain, update, modify and purge healthcare data in accordance with organizational policies and state-specific Statute of Limitations. The curriculum, which was developed in response to a growing demand in the field, includes ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding schemes for reimbursement of healthcare services.

The College made the decision to construct its first full major in the field of health information management after considerable market research.