Healthcare Informatics Major (HITHI)

Health Information Technology - Healthcare Informatics Major (HITHI)

Students in the Healthcare Informatics major gain skills needed to assist organizations with meaningful and efficient use of healthcare data by incorporating information technologies and information management techniques.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and have the knowledge and skills required to collect, manage, use, and share information to support delivery of healthcare services and to promote healthy living.

For more information, please contact the Health and Public Safety Division at (513) 569-1670.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit our Admissions Page

Healthcare Informatics Major (HITHI)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
HIT 100Language and Culture of Healthcare ( B) 303
IT 100Computer Programming Foundations ( B) 233
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
MAT 131Statistics 1 ( G) 223
Semester 2  
HIT 105Information Technology Systems in Healthcare ( B) 303
BPA 130Business Systems Analysis and Design ( T) 233
IT 101.NET Programming 1 ( B) 233
IT 111Database Design and SQL 1 ( T) 233
Semester 3  
IT 210System Design and Implementation ( T) 233
MAT 132Statistics 2 ( T) 223
HIT 210Healthcare Reimbursement ( T) 303
IT 112Database Design and SQL 2 ( T) 233
Semester 4  
COMM 1XX Communications Elective (B)  303
HIT 225Data Mining ( T) 303
HIT 220Health Information Technology in the Continuum of Care ( T) 303
MCH 104Comprehensive Medical Terminology ( T) 303
HIT XXX Health Information Technology Experiential Education Elective (T)  071
Semester 5  
PSY 1XX Psychology Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
BPA 290Business Programming and Systems Analysis Capstone ( T) 334
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Total Credits:  533263

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Communication Elective
COMM 105Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 110Public Speaking3
Health Information Technology Experiential Education Elective
HIT 191Part-time Co-op 1: HIT1
HIT 192Part-time Co-op 2: HIT1
HIT 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Health Information Technology2
HIT 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Health Information Technology2
HIT 294Internship: Health Information Technology1
Psychology Elective
PSY 100Applied Psychology: Human Relations3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 1303
English Composition Elective
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

Courses

HIT 100 Language and Culture of Healthcare
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on key elements of the U.S. healthcare system. Topics include: basic operations; in-patient, ambulatory, and mental health services; government influence on healthcare delivery; roles of healthcare professionals; and legal and ethical aspects of healthcare.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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HIT 105 Information Technology Systems in Healthcare
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the use and value of information system technology in healthcare settings. Topics include: choosing and implementing health IT systems, clinical care delivery, and tracking and reporting healthcare delivery outcomes.
Prerequisites: HIT 100
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HIT 191 Part-time Co-op 1: HIT
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: HIT 100 (minimum grade C)
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Instructor Consent Required

HIT 192 Part-time Co-op 2: HIT
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: HIT 191
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Instructor Consent Required

HIT 198 First Year Special Topics in Health Information Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Health Information Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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HIT 199 First Year Independent Project in Health Information Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Health Information Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Health Information Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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HIT 210 Healthcare Reimbursement
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the history and use of healthcare reimbursement systems. Topics include: current structure and future directions for private and public healthcare reimbursement systems, and the computer systems and business processes involved in healthcare reimbursement.
Prerequisites: HIT 105
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HIT 215 Healthcare Programming
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on basic theory of healthcare information system integration. Topics include: designing, coding, implementing and supporting HL7 transactions, and the value of health information system integration within an organization and across disparate organizations.
Prerequisites: HIT 105
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HIT 220 Health Information Technology in the Continuum of Care
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on health information systems in non-hospital healthcare settings. Topics include: integrating and exchanging patient information across care settings, using health information to improve patient care and public health outcomes, and protecting health information security and integrity.
Prerequisites: HIT 105
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HIT 225 Data Mining
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on concepts and techniques of data mining, the computer-assisted process of evaluating sets of data to find previously undiscovered patterns, draw conclusions, and make decisions based on those patterns.
Prerequisites: IT 112 , MAT 131
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HIT 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Health Information Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: HIT 105 , IT 111 , BPA 130 , CIT 190 (minimum grade C for all)
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HIT 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Health Information Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: HIT 291
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HIT 294 Internship: Health Information Technology
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students participate in an unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: IT 111 and HIT 210 and IT 101
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HIT 298 Second Year Special Topics in Health Information Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Health Information Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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HIT 299 Second Year Independent Project in Health Information Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Health Information Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Health Information Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Chairs/Advisors

Professor Cindy Kneip, RHIA
cindy.kneip@cincinnatistate.edu

Professor Robert Nields, MBA
robert.nields@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Profesor Noelle Grome, ME, MA
noelle.grome@cincinnatistate.edu