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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Health Information Management Major

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management provides students with an understanding of medical science, patient information management, information technology and business management that make up this allied healthcare profession. The program prepares student for the electronic management of 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.

Student's may be subject to a criminal background check and drug screening prior to being placed in any internship. Furthermore, anyone convicted of a felony and even some misdemeanors will not be able to complete most certification and licensing exams, nor find gainful employment in most health care settings. All foundation and major requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.

Foundation Requirements

HCA 101: Health Care Systems and Administration3 cr
HCA 105: Medical Terminology3 cr

Major Requirements

HIM 115: Principles of Health Information Management3 cr
HIM 200: Health Information Systems and Databases3 cr
HIM 205: Reimbursement Methodologies3 cr
HIM 210: Medical Coding and Billing I - ICD-103 cr
HIM 211: Medical Coding and Billing II - CPT3 cr
HIM 300: Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems3 cr
HIM 305: Health Information Services Management and Leadership3 cr
HIM 315: Health Statistics3 cr
HIM 320: Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange3 cr
HIM 405: Health Care Information Law, Privacy, and Security3 cr
HIM 420: Health Care Research and Quality3 cr
HIM 435: Health Care Data Analytics and Information Governance3 cr
MGT 460: Project Management3 cr
HIM 498: Health Information Management Practicum3 cr
HIM 499: Health Information Management Capstone3 cr

Note: 21 of these credits must be completed at Charter Oak, including HIM 498 & HIM 499.

Additional Requirements

These courses must be completed in order to satisfy a portion of the general education requirements for this degree.

BIO 130: Human Biology (Natural Science) *4 cr
BIO 212: Anatomy & Physiology (Natural Science) *3 cr
BIO 215: Pathophysiology (Natural Science) *3 cr
HCA 301: Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care (Ethical Decision Making)3 cr
HCA 350: Transcultural Competency in HCA (Global Understanding)3 cr
MAT 105: Statistics (Mathematics)3 cr

* These courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a major in Health Information Management will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the different fields of medical science, information technology and business management applicable in health information management.
  2. demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of facts, terms and concepts important to the processing of health information.
  3. apply information acquisition skills to the processing, maintenance and security of health information.
  4. demonstrate an ability to do the coding and billing important in the processing of health information.
  5. understand database information technology and apply it to modern electronic medical records management.
  6. understand and use quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in health information management
  7. demonstrate an understanding of the importance of maintaining quality management techniques in health information management.
  8. demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the maintenance of staff development in health information management.
  9. understand and use project management techniques and their application to modern business management.

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