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Course Descriptions

HITE 2110 Organization and Supervision in Health Information Management (2)
This course provides the student with an introduction to the principles of organization and supervision. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and development of effective skills in leadership, motivation, and team building techniques one can use in the practice of health information management.
Prerequisite: Health Record Content and Structure or permission of instructor
Offered: Summer
HITE 2150 Coding I (3)
Principles of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM used in the assignment of valid diagnostic and/or procedure codes.
Pre/Corequisites: Health Record Content and Structure, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology, or permission of instructor
Offered: Spring
HITE 2160 Coding II (2)
Principles of CPT coding system used to assign valid procedure and service codes.
Prerequisite: Coding I or permission of instructor
Offered: Summer
HITE 2170 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement (3)
This course integrates and builds on basic knowledge and skills acquired in Coding I and Coding II, enhancing skill level through use of clinical case studies. Reimbursement topics include DRGs, APCs, RBRVs, Chargemasters and Coding Compliance. Students will have live access to a QuadraMed encoder via the AHIMA Virtual Lab.
Prerequisites: Coding I, Coding II
Offered: Fall
HITE 2200 Healthcare Statistics (2)
In this course emphasis is placed on methods for collection of data, effective use of data; arrangement of data; presentation of data; verification of healthcare data, concepts of descriptive statistics, and data validity and reliability.
Prerequisites: College Algebra, Health Record Content and Structure, or permission of instructor
Offered: Spring
HITE 2250 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information (2)
This course is designed to provide the health information technology student with an introduction to the legal and ethical issues applicable to health information in the various types of healthcare settings.
Prerequisite: Health Record Content and Structure or permission of instructor
Offered: Summer
HITE 2400 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (3)
The study of the nature and cause of disease including the etiology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, clinical treatment, and pharmacology management of disease processes.
Pre/Corequisites: Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Health Record Content & Structure, or permission of instructor
Offered: Fall
HITE 2500 Health Information System Applications (3)
The concepts of medical record management through an information system that is an organized combination of people, hardware, software, communication networks and data resources that collect, transform and disseminate information in a healthcare organization.
Pre/Corequisites: Health Record Content and Structure or permission of instructor
Offered: Fall
HITE 2550 Quality Assessment (2)
This course for the health information technology student is an introduction to the principles of the quality assessment process to provide a framework for gaining skills in collection and analyzing data.
Pre/Corequisites: Organization and Supervision in Health Information and Health Care Statistics or permission of instructor
Offered: Spring
HITE 2600 Professional Practice I (2)
Supervised clinical experience in an acute care setting.
Pre/Corequisites: Health Record Content & Structure, Legal & Ethical Issues in HIM, Coding I & II, Advanced Coding, Health Info. Systems or permission of instructor
Offered: Spring and Fall
HITE 2610 Professional Practice II (2)
A continuation of Clinical Practice I, in alternative healthcare settings.
Pre/Corequisite: Clinical Practice I
Offered: Spring and Fall
HITE 2650 Seminar on Health Information Technology (1)
Exploration of current issues and trends in the health information profession and in the health care industry with emphasis on review for RHIT exam.
Prerequisites: All HITE classes except PPE 1 (HITE 2600) & PPE II (HITE 2610)
Corequisites: Professional Practice I and II
Offered: Spring and Fall

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