Program Outcomes - H.I.T. Degree

Upon completion, a graduate with a B.S. Degree in Health Information Technology should be able to:

  • Maintain processes, policies and procedures to assure the accuracy and integrity of health data.
  • Manage, plan, design, monitor health data, data sets, and databases.
  • Assure that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the progress, clinical findings and discharge status.
  • Monitor, verify, and interpret clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in the organization's health information systems, including abbreviation usage diagnosis and procedure codes.
  • Ensure compliance with organization-wide health record documentation guidelines.
  • Apply current laws, accreditation, licensure and certification standards related to health information initiatives at the national, state, local and facility levels to ensure organizational compliance.
  • Manage electronic applications for clinical classification and coding and validate accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
  • Manage the use of clinical data required in reimbursement systems and prospective payment systems (PPS) in healthcare delivery.
  • Manage processes for compliance and reporting (such as National Correct Coding Initiative; Local Medical Review Policies [LMRP]; Medicare Code Editor [MCE]; Resource Based Relative Value Scale [RBRVS]; Outpatient Code Editor [OCE]).
  • Produce data for quality management, utilization management, risk management, and other patient care related studies in order to manage facility-wide quality management and performance improvement programs.
  • Provide data for healthcare decision-making -- coordinate data collection, collect data, support in interpreting data, report information.
  • Respond to the information needs of internal and external customers throughout the continuum of healthcare services.
  • Support the implementation of legal and regulatory requirements related to the health information infrastructure regarding healthcare privacy and confidentiality issues, so as to help manage access, disclosure, and use of personal health information.
  • Enhance health data collection, storage, analysis and reporting of information including end-user hardware and software applications.
  • Meet organizational needs and achieve interoperability of healthcare information systems through database architecture management.
  • Apply data/record storage principles and techniques, including query and report from databases, using data mining techniques, design and generate routine and custom reports.
  • Monitor and enforce security measures to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI), and protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology.
  • Support human resource functions: compliance with employment laws, training and continuing education systems, benchmarks, job analyses and descriptions, motivation programs.
  • Ensure efficient workflow and achieve project goals through process engineering and project management techniques.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant HIT service regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Help to recognize HIT best practices and enact strategic and operational plans for utilization of these practices.


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