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Health Records Information Technology

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

HRIT 100 Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is a survey of how health care and public health are organized and services delivered in the United States. It also covers public policy, relevant organizations and their interrelationships, professional roles, legal and regulatory issues, and payment systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXAMINE THE MEDICAL MODEL OF HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S. (SLO #01)

HRIT 102 The Culture of Health Care

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course addresses job expectations in a health care setting. It covers how care is organized inside a practice setting, privacy laws, and professional and ethical issues encountered in the workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE THE MAJOR TYPES OF CLINICAL PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING THEIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE, AND TYPICAL ROLES IN HEALTH CARE (SLO #01)

HRIT 104 Medical Terminology for Health Records IT Professionals

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to give IT Professionals an overview of medical language. Students will learn basic terms found in the health care systems. This course is intended only for students in the HRIT program. If you are interested in other Allied Health programs, please see a counselor or someone in the appropriate department to determine which medical terminology course will meet your program's requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

POSSESS A BASIC WORKABLE KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAL VOCABULARY – SLO #1

HRIT 112 Networking and Health Information Exchange for Health Records IT Professionals

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISC 310 or HCIT 110 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is designed to give IT Professionals an overview of data mobility. Students will learn about hardware infrastructure, Internet protocols, nationwide health records information systems, and other nationwide approaches.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

POSSESS A BASIC WORKABLE KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMPONENTS OF HEALTH RECORDS IT STANDARDS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE-SLO #1.

HRIT 132 Configuring Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: AH 110 or HCIT 104 with a grade of "C" or better

This course offers a practical experience with a laboratory component, addressing approaches to assessing, selecting, and configuring EHRs to meet the specific needs of customers and end-users.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF MIGRATING TO AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (EHR) SYSTEM (SLO #01).

HRIT 140 Introduction to Health Records Management Information Systems

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is an introduction to health records IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications, and enterprise architecture in health care and public health organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

RECOMMEND SOME GENERAL FUNCTIONS, PURPOSES AND BENEFITS OF HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS, WHY THEY ARE NEEDED, AND THE BENEFITS THEY PROVIDE IN DIFFERENT HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH SETTINGS (SLO #01)

HRIT 142 Installation and Maintenance of Health Records IT Systems

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISA 320, CISC 356, and HCIT 112 with grades of "C" or better

This course covers the installation and maintenance of a Health IT system, including testing prior to implementation. Introduction to principles underlying system configuration is also covered.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DESCRIBE THE USE OF CLIENT AND SERVER HARDWARE TO ACCESS AND STORE EHRS (SLO #01).

HRIT 144 Working with Health Records IT Systems

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: HCIT 142 with a grade of "C" or better

Students will work with simulated systems or real systems with simulated data. As they play the role of practitioners using these systems, they will learn what is happening “under the hood.” They will experience threats to security and appreciate the need for standards, high levels of usability, and how errors can occur.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UNDERSTAND THE COMPONENTS OF A HEALTH IT SYSTEM (SLO #01).

HRIT 160 Professionalism and Customer Service in the Health Care Environment

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to give IT Professionals an overview of the skills necessary to communicate effectively across the full range of roles that will be encountered in health care and public health settings.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPLAIN KEY ELEMENTS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE IN HEALTH CARE IT-SLO #1

HRIT 162 Training and Instructional Design in Health Records IT

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is an overview of learning management systems, instructional design software tools, teaching techniques and strategies, evaluation of learner competencies, maintenance of training records, and measurement of training program effectiveness in Health Records IT.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXAMINE DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN METHODS AND THE PHASES OF THE ADDIE MODEL OF INSTRUCTION DESIGN, TO A GIVEN POPULATION OF ADULT LEARNERS (SLO #01)

HRIT 164 Usability and Human Factors in Health Records IT

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course covers the discussion of rapid prototyping, user-centered design and evaluation, usability; understanding effects of new technology and workflow on downstream processes; and facilitation of a unit-wide focus group or simulation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ARTICULATE A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO USABILITY AND HUMAN FACTORS AS IT APPLIES TO HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SLO #01)

HRIT 180 Special Topics Course on Vendor-Specific Systems in Health Records IT

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to give IT Professionals an overview of the most popular vendor systems, highlighting the features of each and noting the differences between the systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ASSESS AND COMPARE COMMON COMMERCIAL EHR SYSTEMS-SLO #1

HRIT 298 Work Experience in Health Records Information Technology

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Health Records Information Technology.

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)