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2011-12 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2011-12 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management 6150, A.S.


A Two-Year Restricted Admission Program Leading to the A.S. Degree

Health Information Management professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting and analyzing the data that doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. They are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnosis and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients. HIM professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term facilities, insurance companies, government agencies and home care providers.

Vincennes University’s Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education c/o American Health Information Management Association, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, (312) 233-1100. Graduates are eligible to write the National Exam to earn certification as Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT). Arrangements will be made for students to take the National examination. A fee will be assessed to students to cover the cost of the exam. Criminal background checks are required, with the fee paid by the student.

Admission Requirements

  1. Meet admission requirements of the University.
  2. Complete READ 011  with a grade of “C” or higher or qualify for exemption from  READ 011  as determined by placement test scores (e.g. SAT, ACT, or other standardized placement tests as accepted by Vincennes University).
  3. Complete ENGL 011  with a grade of “C” or higher or qualify for placement into ENGL 101  as determined by placement test scores (e.g. SAT, ACT, or other standardized placement tests as accepted by Vincennes University).
  4. Qualify for placement into MATH 102  or higher as determined by the Vincennes University Placement Test (Accuplacer).

Standards for Progression and Graduation

Satisfactory completion of all courses with a grade of C or above. Failure to meet this requirement for the (HIMT) courses will result in a withdrawal of the student from the Health Information Management program.

General Education Requirements


See General Education  in this catalog for a complete description of the general education and assessment requirements.

Basic Skills Core (9)


Note


The Reading and Speaking Intensive requirements may be met by HIMT 220 .

The Writing Intensive requirement may be met by HIMT 240 .

The Mathematics Intensive requirement may be met by a subsequent mathematics course or by passing a mathematics assessment examination.

A grade of C or better is required in all Basic Skills courses.

Note


Computer Skills are enhanced by COMP 110 .

Recommended Sequence of Courses


(This sequence assumes any necessary developmental requirements have been met.)

Total Hours: 72-73


Note


1 Distance Education students may substitute BIOL 108 - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I  for BIOL 111 .

2 Distance Education students may substitute CHEM 107 - World of Chemistry  for BIOL 111L  and BIOL 112L .

3 Distance Education students may substitute BIOL 109 - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II  for BIOL 112 .