Health Information Technology program’s mission is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions as health information technicians in a variety of health care and non-health care settings. Graduates will meet or exceed the competencies outlined in the domains, subdomains, and tasks of the accreditation agency.
- To provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent and certified entry level Health Information Technologist. This will be accomplished by meeting or exceeding what is required according the Domains/Subdomains of CAHIIM.
- Upon completion of the program of Health Information Technology, the Graduate Health Information Technologist shall:
- Demonstrate professional behavior through attendance, timeliness, and ability to assume appropriate responsibility.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of health information technology and management principles. (Domain IV.A)
- Implement, maintain and demonstrate healthcare compliance, confidentiality, ethical, legal, and privacy issues. (Domains: III.B; IV.D)
- Apply and validate clinical classification systems to support reimbursement methodologies. (Domains: I.C; I.D)
- Design, maintain, analyze, and utilize health data, storage, security, and retrieval. (Domains: I.A; IV.B; IV.C)
- Maintain filing, storage and retrieval systems for paper and computer based patient records that protect the integrity and security of patient health information. (Domains: I.A; I.B)
- Calculate and interpret healthcare statistics. (Domain: II.A)
- Utilize common software packages. (Domains: I.B; IV.A)
- Locate and utilize resources to foster commitment to life-long learning. (Domain: II.A)
- Collect health care data for quality management, utilization management, registries, risk management, accreditation, licensure and financial purposes. (Domains: II.B; III.A; IV.D; V.B)
- Develop, apply, and participate in human resource management, and financial and physical resources. (Domains: V.A; V.B)