HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Technology (3 credits)

This course introduces the student to health information management practices. Emphasis will be placed on electronic information systems in hospitals and physician's offices. Manual information systems will also be discussed. The student will study the history of the health information management profession and professional ethics. Students will evaluate healthcare documentation against regulatory, accreditation and facility specific standards. Students will be required to complete assignments utilizing a simulated electronic medical record system during and outside of class time. 3 hours lecture 1 hour laboratory.