Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records/Health Information Management
The Medical Records/Health Information Management program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). A Registered Health Information Technician is skilled in health information management systems and procedures, has completed an academic program and has satisfactorily passed a national certification exam. A RHIT uses computer applications to assemble, analyze, abstract medical records and they often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research.
Registered Health Information Technicians may also perform data retrieval for quality assurance activities, transcribe medical reports and medical staff committee meeting minutes, protect confidential patient information and assist physicians and other health care personnel with appropriate medical record documentation practices.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records/Health Information Management:
- Applies codes accurately using current and appropriate technology;
- Communicates effectively with internal and external customers;
- Exhibits skills that promote quality improvement;
- Exhibits skills to insure the security of Personal Health Information (PHI);
- Utilizes current technology efficiently to manage and interpret data;
- Demonstrates interpersonal skills (i.e. managing time, meeting deadlines, reacting to change appropriately, behaving ethically); and,
- Utilizes guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance with internal and external policies.
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records - Health Information Management
Course of Study
For students entering May 2016
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|HIM-1100||Health Records and Procedures I||2.00||3.00||3.00||$100.00|
|HIM-1112||HIM Legal Aspects||2.00||0.00||2.00||$60.00|
|BIOS-1113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3.00||2.00||4.00||$170.00|
|MICS-1141||Introduction to Word & Excel||0.00||2.00||1.00||$70.00|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|HIM-1121||Health Records and Procedures II||2.00||2.00||2.00||$100.00|
|BIOS-1114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3.00||2.00||4.00||$170.00|
|HIM-1120||Classification Systems I||2.00||3.00||3.00||$150.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|HIM-2215||Under/Interp E-Health Record||1.00||4.00||3.00||$125.00|
|ENGL-1104||Job Search Techniques||1.00||0.00||1.00||$15.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|HIM-2220||Financial & Resource Management||2.00||3.00||3.00||$60.00|
|HIM-2221||Capstone Computer Applications||1.00||2.00||2.00||$275.00|
|HIM-2200||Health Statistics & Quality Management||3.00||0.00||3.00||$50.00|
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Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
The Medical Records/Health Information Management program prepares you for positions ranked by health care facilities as among the five positions in greatest demand. Technicians are employed by hospitals, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, mental health agencies, substance abuse agencies, hospices, consulting firms, insurance companies, large physician group practices, veterinary hospitals, government facilities, and federal and state prisons. Health information management technicians may work from home as coders, medical editors, claims analysts, medical billers or independent contractors working as consultants for nursing facilities, large group practices, lawyers and small rural hospitals.