Health Information Technology Computing

This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Professional Certificate - Health Information Technology; Track: Computing

Missoula College

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 13

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: This certificate requires both the courses listed below and the successful completion of a degree in a computing-related field, i.e. Information Technology.

Health Information Courses

Rule: All courses are required

Show All Course Descriptions Course Credits
Show Description AHMS 144 - Medical Terminology
Offered every term. Introduction to a medical word building system using Greek and Latin word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes.
3 Credits
Show Description AHMS 156 - Medical Billing Fundamentals
Offered every term. Prereq. or coreq., AHMS 220 or consent of instr. An introduction to insurance claim processing for the major medical insurance programs. Students will be provided with a basic knowledge of CPT and ICD-9 procedural and diagnostic coding. Emphasis on completing universal insurance forms to maximize reimbursement as well as trouble shoot denied or underpaid claims.
3 Credits
Show Description HIT 101 - Intro to Healthcare Informatic
Introduces the discipline of healthcare information technology. An overview of the subject including history, basic knowledge of healthcare informatics and tools as applied in support of healthcare delivery. Students will gain an introductory level about the complexities of health care and how informatics fits within the US Healthcare System.
3 Credits
Show Description HIT 265 - Electronic Health Records
Prereq., HIT 101. An introduction to the electronic health record (EHR). Students will study the use of the EHR in improving healthcare quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness. EHR implementation and its use within the internal clinical office will be examined. The EHR will be studied in the context of a comprehensive Health Information System (HIS) supporting our society’s interdisciplinary clinical healthcare system.
3 Credits
Show Description NRSG 100 - Introduction to Nursing
Offered each semester. This online course is a prerequisite to the Practical Nursing program. Student will be presented with an introductory level of the core concepts of nursing practice and other issues such as the legal concerns and ethical/cultural issues that face professional nurses on a consistent basis.
1 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 13 Total Credits Required