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1 WELCOME TO HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY The Saddleback College HIT (A.S.) Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

2 WHAT IS HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (HIM)? 2 Practice of acquiring, storing, analyzing, and protecting an individual s health information Ensuring that individual s health information is accurate, current, and available to authorized users Helping to maintain highest standards of integrity, confidentiality, and security of patient data Contributing to patient safety and promoting efficiencies

3 WHAT IS HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (HIT)? 3 HIT is a subset of HIM Refers to the framework used to manage health information, and the exchange of health information in digital format Includes handling of hardware, software, and telecommunications technology Comprised of the technology used to manage healthcare information.

4 RESPONSIBILITIES 4 Management of medical records or health information department Reporting healthcare data to various agencies Clinical coding Quality and performance improvement Compliance and auditing Clinical research and marketing Risk management Utilization review Physician credentialing Education

5 WORK SETTINGS 5 Hospitals Outpatient medical offices Rehabilitation and long-term care facilities Behavioral health and substance abuse facilities Ambulatory surgery centers Legal and consulting firms Research organizations Information technology and medical software companies Teaching institutions

6 LABOR MARKET INFORMATION 6 Employment expected to increase by 21% from 2010 to 2020 Demand to increase as population ages Aging population needs more tests, treatments, and procedures - more claims for reimbursement Widespread use of electronic health records for increased organization and management Broadening of job responsibilities

7 ESTIMATED ANNUAL EARNINGS 7 Health Information Technician $25,200-$65,000 Source: The average health information technology salary in California is $56,000. However, salaries can vary somewhat by location. Technology-friendly Silicon Valley cities tend to offer higher salaries, with average salaries of $65,000 in San Francisco and San Jose, while the average salary in Los Angeles is $55,000

8 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 8 American Health Information Management Association American Academy of Professional Coders California Health Information Association Health Information and Management Systems Society

9 CAHIIM 9 Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education Independent accrediting organization for Associates, Bachelors and Masters degree programs Mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs.

10 TYPES OF PROGRAMS 10 Certificate Programs 1 to 2 years Associates Degree 2 years (General Education required) provides eligibility to take the RHIT exam if graduating from CAHIIM-accredited school Bachelors Degree 4 years provides eligibility to take the RHIA exam if graduating from CAHIIM-accredited school Masters Degree

11 A.S DEGREE ROADMAP Education Path (Road Map) 11 Preparatory HSC Medical Terminology 3 units CIM Microsoft Office 3 units Semester 1 HIT Health Information Science 3 units BIO Anatomy & Physiology 4 units HSC Legal & Ethical Aspects of H/C 3 units HIT Alternative Healthcare Delivery Systems 2 units Semester 2 HIT Information Technology 3 units HIT Reimbursement Methodologies 2 units HSC Disease Processes 3 units Semester 3 HIT ICD-10-CM 3 units HIT ICD-10-PCS 3 units HIT Reporting Healthcare Data 2 units HIT Management of Resources 3 units Semester 4 HIT Performance Improvement in H/C 3 units HIT CPT/Ambulatory Care Coding 3 units HIT Directed Practice 3 units Total Program Units 46 units

12 ON-SITE EXPERIENCE 12 Externship/Directed Practice In a healthcare organization is provided in the last semester Prior to on-site experience, student must obtain: Physical (health) clearance Background check Professional liability insurance

13 HIM Coding CREDENTIALING RHIT: Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) RHIA: Registered Health Information (RHIA ) CCA: Certified Coding Associate CCS: Certified Coding Specialist CCS-P: Certified Coding Specialist Physician-based CPC : Certified Professional Coder Health Analysis Data CHDA: Certified Health Data Analyst Privacy and Security CHPS: Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security Clinical Documentation Improvement CDIP: Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner 13 CEU s must be completed to maintain certification

14 WEBSITE RESOURCES

15 WHY CHOOSE A CAREER IN HIT? 15 This is an exciting time to join the field of HIT: High demand for HIT professionals Competitive salaries Approximately 12,000-50,000 new jobs anticipated by 2017

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