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Catalog and Student Handbook 2019-2020

HIT 1310 Health Information Technology

This course introduces computer concepts (hardware components, systems architectures, operating systems and languages, and software packages and tools), communication and Internet technologies (such as networks, Intranet, and technology standards), and common software applications (such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics). This course introduces system architecture and design, data retrieval and maintenance, and data security and data integrity concepts. This course is an introductory course in Health Information Technology regarding the application of technology to health information, specifically in the areas of collection, use, management, research, and storage/retention. This course introduces the standards that apply to health information from a variety of sources (government agencies, accrediting bodies, and third-party payers). Finally, the content, format, evaluation, and completion of medical records are studied in detail for various levels of care.