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Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology

Kaplan University

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Description

In the online Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology degree program from Kaplan University, students will work with a number of expert faculty members as they develop the broad knowledge that is needed for working with health information data as it relates to patient care within any type of healthcare organization.

In conjunction with on-ground clinical experiences and detailed coursework, students in this online health information technology degree will work to gain the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits that are needed for pursuing entry-level positions within today's competitive and growing health information management field.

As a student in this online degree in health information technology program, individuals will learn about:

  • Abstracting health records and compile reports on health care services
  • Assigning code numbers to diagnoses and procedures for indexing health data and processing bills
  • Answering legal, government, insurance, and other inquiries for patient health information
  • Organizing, analyzing, and evaluating health record content for completeness and accuracy
  • Reviewing and evaluating health records to assist with meeting accreditation guidelines
  • Releasing patient information in accordance with applicable laws
  • Supervising human resources

Prior to graduation, students will be required to complete clinical training and an externship at a real-world health care facility to gain valuable on-the-job experience that many health care employers demand.

As a graduate of this online degree in health care systems, individuals will have gained the knowledge and the skills that are needed for:

  • Processing, maintaining, compiling, and reporting health information data for patient care, reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, quality assessment, and research
  • Medical coding and abstracting procedures
  • Managing the legal aspects of health information

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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