Health Information Technology (HIT) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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HIT 130 - Introduction to Computers in Health Care
: Introduces students to computers in health care. Provides a basic overview of computer architecture, common software applications and their use in health care, electronic data management, adoption of the electronic health record (EHR), and privacy and security.
Lecture 2 hours per week. Lab 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
HIT 130 Detailed Outline
HIT 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HIT 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HIT 253 - Health Records Coding
Examines the development of coding classification systems. Introduces ICD-9-CM coding classification system, its format and conventions. Stresses basic coding steps and guidelines according to body systems. Provides actual coding exercises in relation to each system covered.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week.
4-5 credits
HIT 254 - Advanced Coding and Reimbursement
Stresses advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual medical records. Introduces CPT-4 coding system and guidelines for out-patient/ambulatory surgery coding. Introduces prospective payment system and its integration with ICD-9-CM coding.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits