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HIT 1103: HEALTH DATA CONTENT/STRUCTURES

The student will be introduced to the history of the health record, professional ethics, the function of the health information department, and to the organizational structure of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Exploration of the systems and processes for collecting, maintaining and disseminating primary and secondary health-related information including consent of the health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, and forms.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 1113: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Medical Terminology is the study of the language of medical words that relate to the body systems, anatomical structures, and medical processes and procedures. This course includes medical word construction, definitions, spellings, and the use of terms in the medical field.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 1123: HUMAN ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE I

This course is the first in a two semester sequence that covers the basic structure and function of human organ systems including mechanisms of homeostasis. The course presents concepts which will assist in the development of basic understanding of internal relationships within the human body. Specific topics include: body organization, basic biochemistry, cell biology, tissues, the integumentary, special senses, lymphatic, digestive and reproductive systems.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 1203: COMPUTERS IN HEALTHCARE

Prerequisite: HIT 1103

The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the various computer applications and information systems that are encountered in health information departments including the use of hardware and software in data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting. This course will also cover confidentiality and security measures to protect the electronic health record (EHR) as well as the importance of data quality, entry, integrity, and reliability.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 1213: LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION

The student will be introduced to the principles of law affecting health information with an emphasis on the health record as a legal document. This course will provide an exposure to the American legal system, legal terminology, and statutes. Confidentiality and security of health information is addressed as are HIPAA regulations. Some other topics that will be discussed will include American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), electronic health record, Federal Trade Commission's Red Flag Rules, informed consent, response to subpoenas, living wills, and organ donation.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 1233: PHARMACOLOGY

Prerequisites: HIT 1113.

This course is a basic introduction to the general concepts of pharmacology including use of drug references, principles of drug action and interaction, and drug administration. This includes course specific body systems and diseases and therapeutic drug applications to these body systems.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 1243: HUMAN ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE II

Prerequisite: HIT 1123.

This course is the second in a two semester sequence that covers the basic structure and function of human organ systems including mechanisms of homeostasis. The course presents concepts which will assist in the development of basic understanding of internal relationships within the human body. Specific topics include: skeletal, muscular, nervous, endochrine, blood, cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems.

Lecture: 3 hours, Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2103: DISEASE PROCESSES

Prerequisite: HIT 1113.

Coverage of the nature of diseases and human conditions. Includes signs and symptoms, etiology, treatment, and prognosis of various diseases.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2113: MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION

Prerequisites: BUS 1303, HIT 1113, HIT 1123, and HIT 1243.

This course will include transcription of advanced, original medical dictation incorporating English usage, medical knowledge, and proofreading and editing skills, while meeting progressively demanding accuracy and productivity.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2213: HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: HIT 1103.

A study of health record requirements such as documentation requirements, medical office procedures, accrediting agencies, and regulatory requirements in a nontraditional setting such as cancer registries, long term care, home health, hospice, mental health, dental care and rehabilitation. Terminology associated with healthcare delivery systems will be defined and current trends with healthcare delivery examined.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2223: DIAGNOSTIC (ICD-9-CM) CODING

Prerequisites: HIT 1123 abd GUT 1243.

Introduces the student to the concepts of coding medical conditions and procedures. The student will gain entry-level proficiency in the techniques of coding using the ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification) system.

Lecture: 3 hours, Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2233: HEALTHCARE STATISTICS

Prerequisite: HIT 1103.

General principles of healthcare statistics with an emphasis in hospital statistics including definitions, sources, methods for collection and reporting, and analysis techniques to determine significance, reliability, validity, and/or manipulation.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2243: DIAGNOSTIC (ICD-10) CODING

Prerequisites: HIT 1123 and HIT 1243.

Introduces the student to the concepts of coding medical conditions and procedures. The student will gain entry-level proficiency in the techniques of coding using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification) systems.

Lecture 3 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2303: HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT/REIMBURSEMENT METHODS

Prerequisite: HIT 1103.

This course will focus on educational requirements and professional credentials for health information management as well as job descriptions, job functions and career opportunities. Reimbursement in healthcare such as retrospective payment system, fee-for-service, prospective payment system, etc. will also be addressed.

Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2323: PROCEDURAL (CPT) CODING

Prerequisites: HIT 1123 and HIT 1243.

Introduces the student to the concepts of coding medical procedures in the physician's office. The student will gain entry-level proficiency in the techniques of coding using the Concurrent Procedural Terminology (CPT) system.

Lecture: 3 hours; Allied Health Fee: $60.

HIT 2993: SPECIAL TOPICS IN HIT

This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Health Information Technology. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.