HI290: Health Information Professional Practice Experience - 4 Hours
Prerequisites: BIO110, BIO120, HI100, HI140, HI161, HI210, HI215, HI220, HI230, HI235, HI250, HI260, HI275
The Health Information program student will perform procedures in a healthcare facility under the direction of a health information professional. This 160-hour experience will provide the student with hands-on experience in applying their knowledge to technical procedures in health information systems, the opportunity to gain insight into the role of the health information professional, and the opportunity to become competent and confident in interactions with other professionals and consumers in the healthcare field. Experiences include admission and discharge procedures, collection of health and vital statistics information, coding and abstracting, following up on incomplete records, tumor registry, release of information, utilization review, and patient care evaluation procedures. This experience may be located in one or more facilities such as long-term care, hospital, ambulatory care, psychiatric and/or drug rehabilitation. The student will take a mock Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) exam, which will constitute part of the course grade.