Intro to Health Information Technology

Dual Credit High School Academy

​CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer students entering grades 9-12 an opportunity to take courses and explore what health information technology is all about. Students will learn the technical aspects of managing patient information, supporting electronic health records, organizing & trending patient data, and examining healthcare law as it pertains to the protection, access, disclosure and privacy & security of patient information. Students interested in healthcare and working in a medical facility that enjoy working with other people, organizing data, and working with computers would be an excellent fit. Students who complete these courses could be hired in the medical field as a medical office, health unit, or appointment coordinator after completing the academy. All courses are available online to offer flexible scheduling to meet diverse student schedules and needs. These courses are part of our Health Information Management & Technology Associate Degree. It is recommended that students successfully complete medical terminology before enrolling in this academy.

Course Title

Course Dates

Healthcare Information Management Fundamentals (530-107)

3 credits

August 30 - December 20, 2021


Human Disease for the Health Professions (530-182)

3 credits

August 30 - December 20, 2021


Healthcare IT (501-130)

2 credits

Summer 2022


Healthcare Law & Ethics (530-178)

2 credits

Summer 2022


Course Description

501-130 Healthcare IT (2 credits)

Learners explore the use of technology in healthcare, including common business software applications, healthcare databases, administrative and clinical information systems, and the electronic health record (EHR).  Learners use EHR simulation software to perform administrative and clinical documentation functions.  Health information privacy and security regulations (HIPAA) and the EHR patient portal are examined.

530-178 Healthcare Law & Ethics (2 credits)
As health care professionals, it is important to examine healthcare law as it applies to the maintenance, use, disclosure, and protection of health information.  Learners will evaluate ethical cases in healthcare to practice appropriate action as future employees. You will develop skills to provide access of PHI to those that are authorized to receive or review it.

530-107 HIMT Fundamentals (3 credits)
This course provides learners a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills essential to the field of Health Information Management & Technology.  Includes: Healthcare delivery systems and regulatory environment; Healthcare data collection principles; EHR evolution, structure, data standardization, and interoperability; Health record content and compliance requirements; Post-discharge processing and analysis of inpatient records; Health record management functions; Data governance, data quality, and information governance; and the HIM profession.

530-182 Human Disease for the Health Professions (3 credits)
This course focuses on the common diseases of each body system as encountered in all types of health care settings by health information professionals. Emphasis is placed on understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment (including pharmacologic) of each disease.

Just the Facts

Fall 2021
10 Credit High School Academy

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August 30 - December 20, 2021High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

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Still have questions? Please contact our HS Academies Team at 715-852-1365 for more information.