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Health Information Technology Courses

HIT 1 - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE RECORDS
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Medical Record Technology 1)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to health care delivery systems, hospital organization, the medical record and the health information department including access, retention, data collection, quantitative analysis, and computerized health information systems; accreditation, licensure and regulatory requirements; the role of the health information professional. (A, CSU)

HIT 2 - LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION
2 units, 2 lecture hours, (Formerly Medical Record Technology 2)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Legal basis for the control, use, and release of health information. Concept of consent for treatment and other procedures. Federal and state laws and regulations governing the handling of special health information. Emphasis on procedures used in responding to requests for health information. Not offered every semester. (A, CSU)

HIT 3 - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
2 units, 2 lecture hours, (Formerly Medical Record Technology 3)
PREREQUISITE: Computer Information Technology 15 and Health Information Technology 1. ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

History and development of quality improvement efforts in health care. Quality assessment techniques, medical staff organization and peer review, utilization review, and risk management. Roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in quality improvement. Software tools for quality improvement, databases and spreadsheets. (A, CSU)

HIT 4 - DISEASE PROCESS
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 10 and Biology 5.

An introduction to clinical medicine via the study of pathology. An exploration into the general principles of disease and the disorders that affect the body as a whole and on the diseases of individual organs or systems. The objective is to describe important pathologic mechanisms in considerable detail. (A, CSU)

HIT 5 - INTRODUCTION TO CODING
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 10.
COREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 4 and Medical Assisting 2.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Review of coding systems used in health care, e.g., ICD-9-CM, DSM, SNOMED, RBRVS, and ICD-O. Abstracting and collection of data for registries and reimbursement. Introductory level assignment of ICD-9-CM codes using manual and computer methods. (A, CSU)

HIT 6 - CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 5.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Intermediate level ICD-9-CM and CPT level coding for inpatient records using encoder and code books. Reimbursement issues for DRG optimization, case mix analysis, APG’s, severity of illness systems and charge masters. Not offered every semester. (A, CSU)

HIT 7 -Directed Practice
5 units, 1 lecture hour, 12 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass)
PREREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 3 and 6.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Practical application of advanced principles and practices of health information technology in a real or simulated work setting; supervised onsite experience performing HIT competencies in an affiliated healthcare organization. (A, CSU)

HIT 8 - HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 1.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Effective management of technical and human factors in health information services. Planning, organizing, budgeting, strategic planning, work space design, recruitment, selection, training and development, evaluation, compensation, and labor relations. not offered every semester. (A, CSU)

HIT 9 - HOSPITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS
2 units, 2 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Computer Information Technology 15 and Health Information Technology 1. ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Basic hospital and health statistics including the sources, definitions, and calculation of common rates and percentages. Computerized and manual methods for collection, computation and presentation. Review of regulatory, accreditation, and vital statistics reporting. (A, CSU)

HIT 10 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Medical Record Technology 10)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Medical vocabulary with concentration on prefixes, suffixes, and root words. emphasis on word dissection and definitions as applied to the body systems including the terminology used in examinations, diagnoses, procedures, laboratory investigations, and medical reports. (A, CSU)

HIT 11-CPT Coding
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 10.
COREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 4.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding; Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System(HCPCS), and Ambulatory Pay Classification (APCs); emphasis on application of coding conventions and guidelines, application to billing processes and reimbursement issues; use of manual and electronic coding systems. (A, CSU)

HIT 12 - HEALTH INFORMATION IN ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS
2 units, 2 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 1.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to non-traditional health information systems and settings including organizational structure, accreditation and licensing requirements, documentation requirements, and the role of the health information practitioner. emphasis on long-term care, mental health, and ambulatory care settings. (A, CSU)

14-HIM Technology and Systems
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Health Information Technology 1 and Computer Information Technology 15.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Computer applications and information systems used in healthcare and health information management; system development, implementation, and analysis; data retrieval and reporting; HER migration and implementation. (A, CSU)

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