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2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Technology

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Dean 140 TC 685-4600
Kay Floyd, Division Secretary
140 TC 685-4600
Melinda Teel, Program Director
105 AHSF 685-5573
  Shawnda Meshirer 136 AHSF 685-5578

This program is designed to prepare students to work with health information in hospitals, insurance companies, law firms, physicians’ offices, long-term care agencies, rehabilitation centers and psychiatric and other health care facilities. The graduate will maintain, organize, analyze and generate health information for patient treatment, reimbursement, planning, quality assessment and research to ensure quality health care through quality information.

New classes begin each summer and courses must be taken sequentially for progression in the program. Applicants are required to complete prerequisite courses and complete TSI requirements prior to entering the program. Current immunizations are required after admission but prior to beginning field experience classes. To be eligible for graduation from the Health Information Technology (HITT) program, the student must complete the prescribed courses with a minimum grade of “C” have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, pass a written final exit exam, satisfy all college financial obligations, and return all school property. All HITT courses must be completed within four years of degree completion. (Students attending part time are encouraged to complete all general education and prerequisites as the four year time span begins upon admission to the program.) Requirements to write the credentialing exam include written application, payment of fees, certification by the program director, and graduation from the program. Upon successful completion of the requirements, the student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology. This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students completing this competency-based two-year program will be eligible to apply to write the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) given by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The following certificate options are available: Coding and Billing, Health Data Coordinator, Health Data Specialist-Healthcare Facility, Health Data Specialists-Physician Practice, Clinical/Practitioner Consultant, Implementation Manager, Practice Workflow and Redesign Specialist, Technical Software and Implementation Specialist and Trainer. 

The degree and certificates in this field offered by Midland College and the courses needed to achieve these credentials are presented in the following sections. Students interested in this program should contact the Division office or review the program website to obtain additional information and/or acquire a degree or certificate plan. Specialty courses must be taken in sequence. For more information about this program visit www.midland.edu/hitt

Special Admission Requirements: The Midland College Health Information Technology program has a limited enrollment based on specific admission criteria. For information regarding available admission criteria, review the program website listed above. A downloadable Admission Packet is available online and must be submitted to the HITT office prior to acceptance into the program. Each prospective student will be counseled by program faculty. Students may take the following courses prior to acceptance into the program: HITT 1205 , HITT 1353 , HPRS 2301 , SCIT 1407 , and SCIT 1408 .


    Associate of Applied ScienceCertificate

    Summary of Certificates Offered

    In addition to the many degrees offered by Midland College, there are also many certificates that students have to choose from.

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