Health Information Technology

Degree Type: Associate
Program Type: Hybrid 
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The Health Information Technology Program of Southern University offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree which prepares students for careers in Health Information Management. Dedicated to quality education and the advancement of best practices, the program promotes the development of technical competencies, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills in a fostering learning environment. 

Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs).  HIT professionals serve the healthcare industry by managing health information essential in the delivery of quality healthcare through the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information.  As a HIT professional, you will be responsible for ensuring a patient’s health information and records are complete, accurate, and protected.   

If your interests are directed at a healthcare profession that combines business, management, information technology, health law and HIPAA privacy standards, coding for reimbursement and healthcare research, then Health Information Technology is an excellent career choice.  Health Information Technology professionals are employed in both traditional and non-traditional healthcare settings.

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The Health Information Management accreditor of Southern University at Shreveport is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). 

The College’s accreditation for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601; by phone at (312)235-3255 or by email at info@cahiim.org.

 

Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  After successfully passing the examination, graduates obtain the credential RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician).

Performance Data:

Academic reporting period of August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020

           Employment Rate - 100%

           Graduation Rate      - 100%

           Completion Rate        - 100%


FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester

 

 

 

FROR

120S

College Success

1

SENL

101S

Freshman English I

3

SBIO

221S

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lecture I

3

SBIO

221LS

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

 

 

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

 

 

 

11

           

 

  Spring Semester

ALLH

210S

Medical Terminology

3

BIOL

222

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II

3

BIOL

222L

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

SMAT

121S

Pre-Calculus Algebra

3

 

 

Humanities Elective (HIST, COMM 210, ENGL 200 or above)

 

3

13

 

 

Fall Semester

 

                    SOPHMORE YEAR

 

 HIMT

   105S

Data Concepts and Principles of HIM

3

HIMT

109S

Healthcare Law and Ethics

3

HIMT

110S

Introduction to Healthcare Computer Applications

 

3

 HIMT

208S

Introduction to Pathophysiology

3

HIMT

225S

International Classification of Diseases I

3

 

 

 

15

           

  Spring Semester

HIMT

202S

Health Care Delivery Systems

3

HIMT

222S

CPT/HCPCS and Outpatient Coding

3

HIMT

223S

Reimbursement Systems and Compliance

3

 HIMT

226S

International Classification of Diseases II

3

 

 

 

12

 

 Summer Semester                                       

HIMT

227S

Advanced Coding Review Seminar

3

HIMT

241S

Professional Practice Experience I

3

6

 

Fall Semester

 

 

 

HIMT

215S

Information Technology and Data Management

 

3

HIMT

231S

Healthcare Statistics and Quality Management

3

HIMT

233S

Organizational Management and Leadership

3

HIMT

248S

Professional Practice Experience II

3

HIMT

250S

RHIT Exam Review

3

 

 

 

15

           

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:                                                                                  72

 

 Advisors:  Kim Newlen; LaChandra Wells; Venus Ammons


Please see your advisor or University Catalog for more information.

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