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Health Information Technology

HIT 213


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Credit Hours

(1-0) 1 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
227804May 5, 2014

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Health Information Technology Seminar


Course Description

This course will assist the student in preparation for the registered health information technician certification examination. The student will develop a study plan to be utilized on an individual and/or group basis. The student will complete a mock certification examination. The student will also begin preparation for a job search. A research of job opportunities that are currently available will be identified. The impact of continuing education upon the health information management profession will be discussed and a plan for maintaining certification will be developed.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Corequisites

(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Report current events regarding the health information management profession.
  • Explain the changes occurring in the health information management profession in terms of: a) Role of the health information management professional b) Continuing education of the health information management professional c) Employment opportunities for the health information management professional d) Health care trends.
  • Identify the major factors in health care legislation that impact the role of the health information management professional.
  • Explain the role of the American Health Information Management Association and Michigan Health Information Management Association and their relationship to the health information management professional.
  • Develop a plan to prepare for the certification examination.
  • Identify the Continuing Education requirements for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in terms of: a) Specific requirements b) Plan of action.
  • Examine the baccalaureate programs appropriate for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
  • Develop a resume.
  • Prepare for an interview (mock).
  • Develop a letter of reference.
  • Submit Continuing Education forms.
  • Complete Mock Examination.
  • Prepare Job Search Notebook.
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