Hocking College & Excelsior Community College Degree Completion Pathway Health Information Management

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Two Degrees in 2 years – An Amazing Opportunity!

Hocking College (USA) and Excelsior Community College (Jamaica) have entered into a partnership that provides a pathway for ECC students to earn a degree from Excelsior Community College and Hocking College in two (2) years. Students have dual credentials, one degree from Jamaica and one degree from the United States of America.

How Does the Degree Pathway Program Work?

Step One:        ECC students enroll in the Health Information Management degree program in Jamaica.
Step Two:        ECC students submit an admissions application to Hocking College
Step Three:     ECC students take a series of courses in Jamaica or online taught by Hocking College faculty.
Step Four:       ECC students travel to Hocking College and take courses for 8-weeks in the summer
Step Five:     ECC students graduate and earn a degree from both Excelsior Community College and Hocking College upon successful completion of all required course work.

FULL PROGRAMME _Completion Pathway
Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management
CURRICULUM PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Course Code Course Name Credits Mode of Delivery Instructor

Year 1
Semester1

       
HIM 1100 Health Records &
Procedures I
3.00 Distance HC
HIM 1112 HIM Legal Aspects 3.00 Distance HC
HLTH 1101 Medical Terminology 2.0   ECC
BIOS 1113 Anatomy & Physiology
I
4.0   ECC
GS 1000 HC Cornerstone 1.0 Online HC
MICS 1141 Intro to Word & Excel 1.0   ECC
ENGL 1510 English Composition I 4.0   ECC
    Total 18 credits    

 

Course Code Course Name Credits Mode of Delivery Instructor
Year 1
Semester 2
       
HIM 1121

Health Records &
Procedures II
2.0 Distance HC
BIOS 1114

Anatomy and
Physiology II
4.0   ECC
PSYC 1101  General Psychology 3.0   ECC
HIM 1120

Classifications Systems I

3.0 Distance HC
MATH 1103 Applied Pharmacology 3.00   ECC
    Total 15 Credits    

Year 2
Semester 1

       
HIM 2203  Classifications II 3.00 Distance HC
HIM 2215 Understanding Interp
E-Health Record
3.0 Distance HC
HIM 2210 Healthcare Reimbursement 3.0 Distance HC
BIOS 2135 Human Diseases 3.0   ECC
ENGL 1104 Job Search Techniques 1.0 Online or transfer HC
MICS 1142 Microsoft Access 3.0   ECC
    Total 16 Credits    
 Year 2
Semester 2
       
HIM 2222 Classifications III 3.0   HC
HIM 2220  Financial and Resource
Management
3.0   HC
HIM 2221  Capstone Computer
Applications
2.0   HC
HIM2200  Health Statistics &
Quality Management
3.0   ECC
COMM 1130  Speech 3.0   ECC
    Total 14 Credits    
    Total 62 Credits    
RHIT Exam Prep & RHIT Exam at HC

 

Your Opportunities

The Medical Records/Health Information Management program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Certified Associate in Health Information Management Systems (CAHIMS) in 2 years. A Health Information Technician is skilled in health information management systems and procedures, has completed an academic program and has satisfactorily passed a national certification exam / CAHIM. A Health Information Technician uses computer applications to assemble, analyze, abstract medical records and they often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research.

The Medical Records/Health Information Management program prepares you for positions ranked by health care facilities as among the five positions in greatest demand. Technicians are employed by hospitals, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, mental health agencies, substance abuse agencies,hospices, consulting firms, insurance companies, large physician group practices, veterinary hospitals,government facilities, and federal and state prisons. Health information management technicians may work from home as coders, medical editors, claims analysts, medical billers or independent contractors working as consultants for nursing facilities, large group practices, lawyers and small rural hospitals.

Health Information Technicians may also perform data retrieval for quality assurance activities, transcribe medical reports and medical staff committee meeting minutes, protect confidential patient information and assist physicians and other health care personnel with appropriate medical record documentation practices.

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students completing the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records/Health Information Management:

Applies codes accurately using current and appropriate technology;
Exhibits skills that promote quality improvement;
Exhibits skills to insure the security of Personal Health Information (PHI);
Utilizes current technology efficiently to manage and interpret data; and
Utilizes guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance with internal and external policies.

 Summary Info

Quick Facts:Medical Records and Health Information Records   
2017 Median Pay $39,180 per year
$18.83 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job-Training None
Number of jobs, 2016 206300
Job Outlook, 2016-26 13% (faster than average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 27,800