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Health Information Technology (HIT) Specialist Program Part I, HIT-001

HIT course schedule/information/cost

Course Description:

This comprehensive Health Information Technology (HIT) Specialist Program-Section #1 is the first section of a two-section program designed to provide an introductory and foundational review of the elements required of an HIT professional, and to prepare professionals to be part of the emerging health information industry.

Elements of the program include a comprehensive overview of human body systems, health information and related terminology, the definition and pronunciation of medical terms, and defining the ability to translate current health information acronyms to users and non-users of electronic health records. Additionally this program will include a review of job expectations and communication in healthcare, the healthcare practice, privacy laws and confidentiality, professional and ethical issues, quality measurements and performance improvements, customer service expectations of health IT professionals, and the role of HIPPA in digital electronic health records.

Finally this section will review the specific IT requirements of an effective healthcare environment including the basic terminology of computing, an overview communication in healthcare, the healthcare practice, privacy laws and confidentiality, professional and ethical issues, quality measurements and performance improvements, customer service expectations of health IT professionals, and the role of HIPPA in digital electronic health records.

The final section will review the specific IT requirements of an effective healthcare environment including the basic terminology of computing, an overview of computer architecture and data organization, programming languages, networking and data communication, hardware components and software applications, and the HITECH Act and the concept of “meaningful use” of electronic health records. Extensive student exercises and hands-on labs are also required.

These courses do not provide instruction for those seeking jobs as medical coders or billers or health information technicians. Please see www.montgomerycollege.edu/him for more information about the credit degree and certificate options in Health Information Management atthe Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

Course Objectives:

Classroom hours: 96

For more information about HIT please contact Rochelle Ramkeesoon, Program Coordinator HIT
rochelle.ramkeesoon@montgomerycollege.edu
or phone 240-567-3830