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DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Medical Record & Health Information Technician

Course Description

The Medical Record and Health Information Technician Program provides students with skills and knowledge of record management and of the financial functions (collections) in a health care facility. This course will provide the student with the understanding and practical skills necessary to process claims. The student will have practical application of diagnostic coding from various medical records. The student will be able to compile, process and maintain records of hospitals and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. The student will learn to process, maintain, compile and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system. This program requires students to complete an externship prior to graduation. Graduates may be eligible to test for the National Center for Competency Testing for the Medical Record and Health Information Technician certifications. Out-of-School assignments will be required in lecture classes.

Students completing the Medical Record and Health Information Technician Program will be eligible to enroll in the Associate of Applied Science Medical/Allied Health Technician Program.

Upon successful graduation from this program, graduates should be able to:

  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained;
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance within regulations;
  • Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians or other medical personnel;
  • Assign the patient to diagnosis related groups using appropriate computer software;
  • Process patient admission or discharge documents.

Out-of-School assignments will be required in some classes.

Additional Information

Quick Facts: Medical Record & Health Info Tech

Total Quarter Credit hours 66 Clock Hours 910
Estimated completion time: 9 months (13 months night)
This program is offered during day and evening hours at the Main and Branch Campuses.
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electrocardiography
  • Health Information Management / Coding
  • Pharmacology / Administering Medications
  • Basic Hemodialysis Assisting
  • Computerized Patient Billing