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With some planning you could go WGU and then when you get to 60 credits just apply them to any of the big three for your 2 year. You do not have to take classes with them to get your degree if the credits you have corresponds with their degree plan. There is some cost associated with this method and it doesn’t completely answer your question, but I thought it could possibly be applicable.

Western Governors University

Western Governors University

WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2008, awarded in recognition of our success in expanding access to higher education.

WGU offers online Bachelor�s Degrees in Business, Education, Nursing, Science (Bio, Chem, Physics ), Special Education, and Information Technology; and Master�s Degrees in Teaching and Education (for both initial licensure and already-licensed teachers ), Nursing, and Information Technology.

The school is regionally accredited, the most widely recognized accreditation.

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With some planning you could go WGU and then when you get to 60 credits just apply them to any of the big three for your 2 year. You do not have to take classes with them to get your degree if the credits you have corresponds with their degree plan. There is some cost associated with this method and it doesn’t completely answer your question, but I thought it could possibly be applicable.

Since LilKatie24 is new here, she probably needs to know that the Big Three refer to:

These are three, accredited, legitimate, colleges that will accept almost 100% of your degree through transfer credit. Some of the degrees require a capstone of 3 credits, but the rest can all be transferred. Other than that, pay for application, pay for enrollment and pay for graduation. everything else can be transferred. If you want to save money, you can take proficiency examinations for credit. These should be pretty easy since most of them are basic, and you already have some knowledge about Computer Science /Information Systems and the like. At the very least, you can use them for whatever general education requirements you need. Some types of these exams are:

Ashford offers online MBA, bachelors, and masters in many fields, including Business, Accounting, Business Administration, International Business, Economics, Business Information Systems, Social and Criminal Justice, Communication, Early Childhood Education and Administration, Education and Public Policy, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Finance, Health Care Administration, HC Studies, Health and Human Services, History, Homeland Security and Emergency Mgmt, Human Resource Mgmt, Journalism, Communication, Operations Mgmt, Organizational Mgmt, Political Science, Psychology, Public Admin, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Sociology, Risk Management, Sports, Education, Health Care Administration, Organizational Management, Teaching Learning with Technology, and Public Administration.

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George Washington University

George Washington University

GWU offers an online Bachelor�s Degree in Police Science; and Master�s Degrees in Education and Human Development, Paralegal Studies, Public Relations, Educational Technology Lead, MBA � Healthcare, and MPS in Security and Safety Leadership.

GW University is a prestigious and well regarded school. Established in the heart of the nation’s capital in 1821, GW provides innovative programs in more than 200 fields of study, including graduate certificate, master’s and doctoral programs. Under the guidance of a world-renowned faculty, you will explore both theory and practice in courses that prepare you to meet the needs of an increasingly complex society.

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Computer Science IT Degrees

Computer Science IT Degrees

Information Technology (IT) has become an integral part of modern life. Among its most important functions are the efficient transmission of information and the storage and analysis of information. The workers described below all help individuals and organizations share and store information through computer networks and systems, the Internet, and computer databases.
Network architects or network engineers are the designers of computer networks. Computer systems analysts use IT tools to help enterprises of all sizes achieve their goals. They may design and develop new computer systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software, or they may devise ways to apply existing systems’ resources to additional tasks. Computer software engineers design and develop software. They apply the theories and principles of computer science and mathematical analysis to create, test, and evaluate the software applications and systems that make computers work.
IT Degrees also incorporates Web Development, Web Design, Computer Security, Programming, Technology Management, and Information Systems Management.

�Employment is projected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects are expected to be excellent.

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22/09/2017

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RelayHealth

We want our patients to effectively and easily contact their physicians whenever they have a non-urgent health matter. We have achieved this through our partnership with RelayHealth, which offers secure online communication services to participating physician offices.

Contact your physician online in partnership with RelayHealth.

RelayHealth Benefits

This convenient, easy-to-use Web-based service allows our patients to connect with their physicians in a number of ways, including:

  • Send a secure message to your doctor
    This feature is designed to open up communication between patients and physicians. Any correspondence to our physicians will be handled by office staff first and kept strictly confidential. Patients can follow up with their physicians on routine health care needs. Please contact your physician’s office directly should you need further clarification on an existing condition or if new symptoms develop.
  • Prescription refill
    No need to call or visit the pharmacy, renewing your medication is just a click away.
  • Request/cancel an appointment
    All current patients can request or cancel an appointment with their doctor online. New patients must register with RelayHealth. Click on “Join RelayHealth.”
  • Personal Health Record
    Update your confidential and secure online medical record.
  • Receive lab or test results
    Access updated lab or test results in your confidential personal health record.
  • Access health education information
    Get the latest on lectures, events and classes.

With RelayHealth, you can save yourself both time and money. No more waiting on hold for an appointment or prescription refill. No more time spent tracking down your lab results. In some cases, you can even avoid an office visit.

You can also rest assured that the confidentiality of your personal information is protected through special encryption technology and privacy policy – even more securely than either the telephone or regular email.





21/09/2017

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Primary care #health #partners #coon #rapids

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Primary care

We treat you the way you should be treated. Like a person.

It can be challenging to know how to navigate your health, especially for what feels like the little things. Whether it’s seeing someone for your annual check-up, taking a peek at that pesky rash on your elbow or learning how to get ready for your first colonoscopy – these are considered your primary health needs. And, a primary care provider can help you meet those needs, guiding you through the big and little things.

Primary care

About Primary care

Beginning a relationship with a primary care provider can help you take the worry out of not knowing where – or who – to start with. Your primary care provider will:

  • See you for your physicals or checkups
  • Make sure you have the screenings you need like mammograms or colonoscopies
  • Take care of you when you’re sick with the flu or a cold
  • Help you manage a condition like diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Connect you to specialists whom they know and trust.

A primary care provider can specialize in different areas:

  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Pediatrics

No matter what a provider is specially-trained in, the focus is the same: answering your questions, learning what your hurdles are and helping you reach your goals. Choosing a primary care provider You’re the expert on you. You know when you’re feeling happy and thriving. You also know when you’re not feeling quite yourself. Establishing a primary care provider is choosing a partner who is with you at every point of your health journey – from your best self to when you need comfort and guidance. When a provider knows your history, you can walk more confidently into an appointment knowing realistic goals will be made – and you celebrate results together because they know how far you’ve come. Here are some things to consider when you’re looking to establish a relationship:

  • Experience
    There are many different types of care providers: doctors, osteopaths, physician assistants or nurse practitioners. They all have one thing in common: a desire to care. So, regardless of the type of provider you see, your best interest is at the heart of every appointment. Look for years of training and educational institutes attended. Sometimes, finding your “right fit” is as simple as choosing someone who went to school in the town where you grew up.
  • Connection
    Think about what you look for in a friend: someone who is caring, honest and approachable. Feeling comfortable with your provider is going to ultimately keep you healthier. A provider who knows your history – who you feel comfortable opening up to – can share honestly with you about ways to be your best, healthiest self.
  • Focuses and interests
    Does your family have a history of heart disease? Do you take a more holistic approach to your health? Are you a parent of young children and would like a provider who has firsthand experience with the “terrible twos” as well? Your family history, beliefs and stage in life are all things that make you who you are. Look for a provider who has professional interests in the conditions you’re close to, or whose personal interests are similar to yours. Common ground can make for a long-lasting, trusting relationship.
  • Convenience
    With more than 60 primary care clinics, our primary care providers are a part of the same communities you are. Choosing a provider at a clinic near where you live or work can deepen your roots, making you feel connected. It can also be comforting to know that your provider is nearby for if the unexpected happens.

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21/09/2017

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Pre-registration Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons) #mental #health #nursing #degrees

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University of Central Lancashire

BSc (Hons) – Pre-registration

Why study this course?

Learn how to safely and effectively deliver quality nursing care with one of the UK’s leading providers of health and social care education. After successfully completing this degree course, you’ll be a registered nurse, with all the skills and knowledge you need to make a real difference to people’s lives. The curriculum addresses national benchmarks and is split between 50% theoretical study – including time spent in small groups with other students who’ve chosen the same field of nursing as you – and 50% practical clinical experience, working with a local NHS Trust on a variety of placements to build your confidence and develop the hands-on nursing skills you need. Opportunities for an overseas clinical experience is available, subject to conditions.

Entry Requirements 2017/18

112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 ; General Studies accepted
BTEC – Distinction, Merit, Merit/Distinction* Distinction*
Access to HE Diploma. 30 level 3 credits at Merit or above
GCSE grade C Maths and English or equivalent (IELTS 7.0)

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.

If you already have a degree 2:2 or above in any subject you are eligible to apply for the MSc Pre-registration Nursing programme .

Course at a Glance

One in four people will experience mental health issues during their lives. Depression, anxiety and stress are common experiences. For the majority, mental health issues are temporary phenomena, while some people will experience more serious and long-term mental illness. As a mental health nurse you’ll help people to work towards recovery with the aim of living fulfilling lives in society. Mental health nursing is at the forefront of the move into the community as the setting for care and treatment. Nurses work in people’s homes, specialist clinics, GP practices and prisons, as well as hospital wards and care homes. Working in multi-disciplinary teams with psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists and occupational therapists you will support and care for children, adolescents, working age and older adults. Nurses working in mental health have some of the highest levels of job satisfaction.

You’ll need to be open-minded and motivated to help patients understand themselves and their condition. Whether it’s assisting a patient to overcome major surgery or helping someone with agoraphobia leave their house, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve made a real difference to peoples’ lives.

Nursing is open to all those who want to care for others. Your age, experience and qualifications will have their part to play in deciding how you wish to begin your nursing career. You’ll soon realise you are entering a profession in which only you set the limits to your potential.

For clinical placement experiences, you will be allocated to one of several NHS Trusts within the Central Lancashire region as your base and from there, gain experience in a range of placement areas. Opportunity for an overseas clinical placement experience is available, subject to conditions.

The development of clinical nursing skills takes place alongside skills such as communication, problem solving and reflection. These are key elements of the nursing programme which will aid the development of a critical, analytical and reflective practitioner. Development of these skills will enable you to progress onto career pathways within the healthcare sector, or to continue to post-graduate level study.

The student experience upon the adult nursing course will be managed and supported by academic staff from a range of speciality nursing backgrounds and with a vast wealth of clinical experience.

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university and career pathway ambitions. Specialities such as high dependency; intensive care; cardiothoracic and cardiology nursing; emergency nursing; care of the elderly; renal nursing; theatre nursing and many more are all represented amongst our staff specialisms. Additionally, many of our academic staff are not only registered nurse teachers, but they also continue to also hold dual professional nursing registration and often work within the clinical setting when not teaching. This enables our staff to maintain clinical competence and makes them ideally placed to support you on your learning journey.

Opportunities

You will undertake practical work experience placements, as well as spend time developing practical skills in our clinical skills labs using clinical patient simulators (manikins) and simulation model trainers. Clinical setting work placements account for 50% of the clinical practice time for the mental health nursing course. These are interspersed throughout the three years of the programme.

The School of Health is amongst one of the first educational providers within the North West region who ensure that your first year (second year in the Foundation Entry) is adequately supported within their clinical experiences by allocating associate lecturing staff to first year placement areas. These members of staff will visit you within the student’s placement areas to ensure that the placement is progressing and the learning environment is providing you with appropriate learning opportunities that will enable you to achieve your learning outcomes.

Service users, carers and the wider community are also involved in the development, delivery and running of the nursing programme. Service users and carers share their experiences with students at the University and are involved in providing students with feedback in clinical practice, as well as being involved in recruitment and assessment activities.

You will have the opportunity to have an international experience by taking advantage of the University’s extensive links in Europe and overseas. A number of students have also taken advantage of the Erasmus scheme, as well as other voluntary international experiences in America, Oman, Tanzania and Finland.

Our BSc Nursing graduates go on to work in a variety of different healthcare disciplines and settings. Career opportunities are available in a range of nursing specialities within the National Health Service in both hospital and community settings; as well as other healthcare opportunities within the independent and third sector or social services. Post course surveys consistently find that our nursing students are employed and working within their chosen career six months following completion of the course.

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information .

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

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21/09/2017

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Associates in Health Administration Programs
(found programs from 116 schools)

We ve compiled the most complete directory on the Web of Associates in Health Administration programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 116 schools across the country. Scroll down to see the listings.

The field of health care is increasingly being considered one of the most enticing industries in the nation, with healthcare reform efforts resulting in a renewed focus and push in healthcare careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare is one of the largest and most lucrative career fields for those with Associate’s Degrees. The BLS also reports that health care support occupations, which include many of those positions you can obtain with an Associate’s degree, result in a mean annual wage of 34,950 (2013).

Earning your Associate degree is a great way to enter the field of healthcare administration. An associate degree can get you on a path to an entry-level job or lay the groundwork for your bachelor’s degree later on.

Types of Health Administration Associate Degrees

You have three basic choices when considering a health administration associate degree: an Associate of Arts in health administration, an Associate of Science in health administration or an Associate of Applied Science in health administration. Which one you choose depends on what you want to do next. The Associate of Arts degree will include more liberal arts classes. An Associate of Science degree will include more science courses. An Associate of Applied Science degree focuses on the technical aspect of the work and is designed for people who want to acquire a specific skill or vocation and go right to work. It is considered a “terminal” degree, meaning not many credits will carry over toward a bachelor’s degree. So, if you want to continue your education at some point, it is best to consider an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree. In all three cases you can choose to get a general health administration degree or you can choose a concentration in a specific area, such as pharmacy practice or medical records.

Course Requirements for a Health Administration Associate Degree

The specific courses you will take will depend on what degree you are pursuing and the area in which you plan to concentrate. Most programs require certain core courses in the degree area, such as classes on how the health care system works, technology for managing health care practices and functions, basic medical law and ethics, mathematics, medical terminology and introduction to anatomy. If you are on the arts track, you might take some courses in the humanities, English and writing, civilization, history, sociology or a foreign language. Those on a science track might enroll in introduction to biology, chemistry, psychology and even physics classes. If you are planning to concentrate in the general business aspects of the field, you may take additional courses in business and administration, organizational theory, customer service and marketing. If you seek an area of concentration, you will want to add electives in a specific field such as pharmacology or information technology. Typical degrees require about 60 credit hours of work.

Job Prospects with a Health Administration Associate Degree

Most students look for a job when they graduate, even if they plan to go on and get a bachelor’s degree. Work experience can help you get into a better school if you are continuing your education. If you plan to stay in the workforce, experience is the key to better-paying jobs. Getting an entry-level administrative job in a doctor’s office or in a hospital is a common choice, but it isn’t your only option. Insurance companies, clinics, pharmacies and long-term care facilities also look for people with health care administration credentials. You may find yourself doing a little bit of everything in a small physician’s practice. In a larger facility, you may be more focused in an area such as managing patient records, coding for insurance billing or managing inventory at a pharmacy.

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Associate of Arts in Health Services Administration – New Port Richey
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Associate of Science in Health Information Management

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A.S. – Health Information Management – Online (online)
Diploma – Medical Billing and Coding Technology – Online (online)

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20/09/2017

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20/09/2017

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Master s in Public Health Nursing (APHN) #online #master #degree #in

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Master of Science Degree
Begins every Fall (August)

As an Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN), you will:

  • be educated in nursing, social and public health sciences
  • understand the population-focused care of vulnerable populations in rural areas
  • possess advanced skills and knowledge for leadership positions

As a graduate of the APHN Track from the UND College of Nursing Professional Disciplines. you will be able to:

  • integrate theories, research and experiential knowledge into APHN practice.
  • demonstrate advanced practice skills in the provision of population-focused care, consistent with American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing.
  • assume the roles and behaviors of an advanced public health nurse.
  • utilize research to effectively improve the care of populations, consistent with the APHN role.
  • effect change in public health nursing using leadership, management and teaching strategies.
  • collaborate with other disciplines and partner with communities to improve health and healthcare and to influence health policy for vulnerable rural populations.
  • contribute to the development of public health nursing policy, nursing practice and the profession.

Certification

After successful completion of your program, you will be eligible to become certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Advanced Public Health Nurse.

If you already have your master’s degree in nursing, you may pursue your APHN certification with the online Post-Master’s Certificate program .

This program was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,Health Resources and Services Administration,
Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing.

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18/09/2017

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Health Technology Management Consulting (HTMC) #biomedical #engineering, #medical #technology #consulting, #medical

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Health Technology Management Consulting (HTMC)

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Health Technology Management Consulting (HTMC) undertakes independent consulting, research, and training programs in the area of biomedical engineering, medical equipment and health care technology. HTMC is the group of professional biomedical engineers previously known as the MUCBE Consulting group at Monash University. HTMC’s capacity to undertake medical technology consulting is extensive and unique and includes all aspects of technology management including:

strategic technology planning,

evidence and cost-based analysis,

requirements analysis and acquisition,

problem and failure reporting,

testing and standards compliance,

equipment training, and

future technology horizon scanning.

Our staff has undertaken engineering research and consulting projects for both Government and industry, and in doing so is able to draw on the extensive expertise and its contacts with the biomedical engineering profession.

Notable projects

Our staff has been undertaking medical equipment audits in Victoria and Western Australia and other equipment review services in New South Wales, ACT and Tasmania, in both individual health services and across state public health sectors on a continual basis since 1998.

  • Medical Equipment Inventory Status Report Equipment Update for the WA Department of Health, 2007
  • Review of Capital Equipment Funding Strategy for WA Public Hospitals, 2004
  • Provision of Consulting Services to Establish a Major Clinical Equipment Inventory Assist with the Prioritisation of Equipment Replacement to WA Department of Health, 2005
  • Review of Medical Equipment Replacement Requirements in Metropolitan and Major Regional Health Services across Victoria Using a Consistent Prioritisation Methodology, 2005 (Stage 1)
  • Independent Review of Medical Equipment Replacement Requirements, 2006 (Stage 2)
  • Review of Capital Equipment Funding Strategy for Victorian Public Hospitals, 2001
  • Sub-acute Ambulatory Care Services (SACS) equipment review, prioritisation, purchasing and future replacement costing DHS, 2007
  • Aids and Equipment Program Maintenance and Monitoring Review Practices within Victoria, 2005
  • Benchmark device data for NSW Health administration of Artificial Limb Service
  • Capital Equipment Status Report and 3 Year Replacement and Acquisition Plan for Barwon Health, 2002
  • Capital Equipment Status Report and 5 Year Replacement and Acquisition Plan for Eastern Health, 2004
  • Capital Equipment Status Report and 5 Year Replacement and Acquisition Plan for Bayside Health, 2007

These projects give the HTMC team unparalleled experience in medical equipment audits, replacement planning and procurement which will enable us to satisfactorily complete your project on time.

Professional Consultancy Services Medical and Rehabilitation Technology
  • Survey, evaluation auditing programs
  • Asset evaluation
  • Problem investigation
  • Incident reports
  • Risk management programs
  • Business planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Technical reports
  • Legal expert advice
Notable Clients
  • Victorian Department of Human Services
  • NSW Health
  • Department of Health, WA
  • ACT Health
  • WA Accident Insurance Commission
  • Tasmania DHHS
  • Australian College of Legal Medicine
  • Barwon Health
  • Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA)
  • Eastern Health
  • Michael Cashman and Associates
  • Bayside Health
  • Sinclair Knight Merz
  • C.R. Kennedy and Associates
  • Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO), Japan

HTMC offers a service that has:

A commitment to high professional standards of work.

Access to a strong and diverse skill base within our consultancy team.

An in-depth understanding of health care technology, both in terms of emerging technology and its application in the health care industry.

An understanding of the management of the entire life cycle of equipment from procurement to decommissioning.

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17/09/2017

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Health Information Technology Program #health #information #technician #degree

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Description

The Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, behavioral health facilities, government health agencies, long term care facilities, and various health information industry vendors.

Note:

The Health Information Technology Associate of Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Graduates of the program are eligible to write the national accreditation examination of the American Health Information Management Association, and upon passing this exam become designated as an RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician).

A grade of “C” or better must be maintained in all courses to continue in this restricted program. Course repetition in this program is not permitted unless student is granted readmission. This program is governed by the Allied Health Department Policies and Procedures.

Interested persons should call the Special Programs Admissions Clerk in the Admission’s Office 619-388-2684.

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

**Plus lower division General Education Requirements and electives as needed to meet the lower division minimum of 60 units.

Directed Clinical Practice (DCP) REQUIREMENT

Students accepted into this program will be required to successfully complete DCP, clinically-based courses held in health care facilities. These facilities may require background checks, including fingerprinting and drug screening, as a condition of placement at the clinic.

Refusal to submit to a background check, or failure to meet clearance criteria established by the health care facility, may prevent placement in DCP courses and thus, it may not be possible to successfully complete the program.

Health care facilities also require adherence to strict standards of conduct. Facilities may refuse educational access to any person who does not adhere to the facility’s standards of safety, health and ethical behavior. This may be cause for removal from the program.

Goals

Students who complete the Health Information Technology Associate of Science Degree will be able to:

  • Apply all required health care documentation policies and procedures that ensure the highest quality of healthcare delivery.
  • Utilize the evolving information technology in the completion of health information management processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all payment systems, such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and other sources of reimbursement.
  • Produce data required for healthcare quality improvement, utilization management, risk management and other related activities.
  • Protect the privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information as well as promote legal and ethical standards of practice for health information professionals.

Career Options

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology, students may find employment in health information departments as a release of information specialist, document imaging specialist, entry level coder, health information supervisor, clinical coding specialist, medical data analyst, data quality/ integrity associate, clinical documentation specialist, cancer registry coordinator, or risk/compliance assistant.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Health Information Technology Program will be able to:

  • Apply all required health care documentation policies and procedures that ensure the highest quality of healthcare delivery.
  • Utilize the evolving information technology in the completion of health information management processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all payment systems, such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and other sources of reimbursement.
  • Produce data required for healthcare quality improvement, utilization management, risk management and other related activities.
  • Protect the privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information as well as promote legal and ethical standards of practice for health information professionals.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Associate of Science Degree

Health Information Technology

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science Degree: Health Information Management are required to complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Bachelor of Science Degree: Health Information Management

Description

At the March 16, 2015, California Community College Board of Governors meeting, the members voted unanimously to approve San Diego Mesa College’s Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor of Science degree as one of the fifteen community college pilot programs to be offered in the state. The HIM program received Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) approval.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management program provides accessible, high-quality industry-approved instruction designed to prepare students to work at a management level in a variety of healthcare settings including acute and subacute hospitals, outpatient clinics, government health agencies, and electronic health records industry vendors. The Health Information Management program is seeking accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam once the accreditation has been approved.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the HIM program will be able to:

  • Apply the laws of patient record confidentiality, privacy, and compliance
  • Use and design data, databases, and healthcare systems
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the principles of personnel management
  • Develop a financial plan for a health information management department
  • Demonstrate mastery of the principles of health information management
  • Analyze healthcare data; assimilate data and information

Career Options

Graduates obtaining their Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification are qualified to be a Health Information Department Manager or Director, a Coding Manager, a Healthcare Systems Manager, a Data Analyst, a Quality or Compliance Coordinator, or a College/University Professor of Health Information Technology or Health Information Management.

Lower Division Courses Required for the Degree:

Upper Division General Education: In addition to the courses required in the major, students must complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

Upper Division Program Prerequisite

Registered health information technician (RHIT) national certification.

Upper Division Courses Required for the Degree:

Foundations of Health Information Management

Ethics in Healthcare Administration

Advanced Writing for Healthcare Professionals

Organizational Psychology for the Healthcare Professional

Topics in Legal and Compliance Issues for Healthcare Professionals

Principles of Finance for Health Information Management

Database Management and Design for the Healthcare Professional

Revenue Cycle Management

Human Resources Management in Healthcare

Project Management in the Healthcare Setting

Leadership and Strategic Management for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design

Applied Research Project in Health Information Management

Advanced Directed Clinical Placement


San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
619.388.2600





17/09/2017

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