Health Information Technology - Healthcare Programming and Analysis Major (HITPA)

Description

Students in the Health Information Technology - Healthcare Programming and Analysis major gain the knowledge and skills required to fulfill an essential information technology role in healthcare organizations, either as a developer who designs, implements, and maintains health-based software applications, or as an analyst supporting current healthcare-related applications.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. Coursework covers healthcare fundamentals as well as IT professional skills in systems analysis, software development, database design, and core technical areas including .NET, Java, HL7, SQL, and SQL Server.

Related Programs

Program Code

HITPA.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Implement and manage systems for electronic medical records and patient health records
  • Design and develop tools and systems to support clinical decision making and research
  • Safeguard the security of patient records in compliance with privacy laws and ethical issues related to the sharing of medical data and patient data
  • Develop standards for the exchange and interoperability of medical data, promoting meaningful use of medical records and data
  • Select and implement health information systems to provide affordable quality healthcare

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Computer Programmer/Analyst
  • Healthcare Informatics Specialist
  • Healthcare IT Consultant
  • Healthcare Systems Analyst

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$35,000 to $50,000 annually

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information technicians is projected to grow by more than 20 percent through 2020, which is faster than average. Other estimates place the demand for skilled healthcare information specialists at 40 percent or greater in the near future, as hospitals and other healthcare organizations move from paper-based records systems to full implementation of electronic medical records to control costs and reduce medical errors. Health information technicians with a strong understanding of computer software and other technology should be in a good position to compete for entry-level jobs

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Regional healthcare facilities including hospitals, clinics, and other organizations

Co-op Salary Projections

$0 (unpaid internship) to $10/hr

Curriculum

Healthcare Programming and Analysis Major (HITPA)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
HIT 100 Language and Culture of Healthcare ( B) 3 0 3
IT 100 Computer Programming Foundations ( B) 2 3 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)   2 2 3
Semester 2      
HIT 105 Information Technology Systems in Healthcare ( B) 3 0 3
IT 101 .NET Programming 1 ( B) 2 3 3
IT 111 Database Design and SQL 1 ( B) 2 3 3
BPA 130 Business Systems Analysis and Design ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 3      
HIT 210 Healthcare Reimbursement ( T) 3 0 3
IT 102 .NET Programming 2 ( T) 2 3 3
MCH 104 Comprehensive Medical Terminology ( T) 3 0 3
ENG 1XX English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 4      
HIT 215 Healthcare Programming ( T) 3 0 3
IT 210 System Design and Implementation ( T) 2 3 3
HIT XXX Health Information Technology Experiential EducationElective (T)   0 7 1
IT 161 Java Programming 1 ( T) 2 3 3
IT 110 HTML with CSS and JavaScript ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 5      
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)   3 0 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology ( G) 3 0 3
BPA 290 Business Programming and Systems Analysis Capstone ( T) 3 3 4
IT XXX Information Technology Elective (T)   2 3 3
Total Credits:   51 39 63

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry 4
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
English Composition Elective  
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Health Information Technology Experiential Education Elective  
HIT 191 Part-time Co-op 1: HIT 1
HIT 192 Part-time Co-op 2: HIT 1
HIT 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Health Information Technology 2
HIT 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Health Information Technology 2
HIT 294 Internship: Health Information Technology 1
Arts/Humanities Elective  
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130  
Information Technology Elective *  
IT 140 PHP and MySQL 4
IT 112 Database Design and SQL 2 3
IT 220 Emerging Topics in Computer Software Development 3
HIT 220 Health Information Technology in the Continuum of Care 3
BPA 230 Mobile Application Development 4
*

Program Chair approval required

Contacts

Program Chair
Robert (Bob) Nields, MBA
(513) 569-1653
Advisor
Cindy Kneip, RHIA
(513) 569-5785
cindy.kneip@cincinnatistate.edu