Are you considering pursuing a career in healthcare? Do you appreciate the idea of healthcare, business and information technology working together as one? Do you want to work in a field that is growing and will continue to? Career College of Northern Nevada offers a Health Information Management program that can fulfill these desires. Health Information Management professionals are an important part of the healthcare industry because they perform a variety of jobs to help keep physicians’ offices, hospitals and medical facilities of all types running. But what type of courses will you take in this 18-month program?
Health Information Management Courses
Medical Terminology 1 & 2
In both Medical Terminology courses, you’ll learn to apply an in-depth knowledge of the medical terminology used with the various systems of human anatomy and pathophysiology. This includes the 11 different types of body systems, procedures and diseases associated with medical terms in the health industry. The program’s focus will be on definitions, key terms related to the appropriate body functions, directional planes, body regions, positions, cavities, location to the organs, body structures and mapping, and anatomical terms based on procedures.
Health Information Technology
Health Information Management professionals work within the intersection of healthcare and IT. During the Health Information Technology course, you’ll learn the importance of quality data collection based on accuracy, accessibility, consistency, time and completeness. You will gain an understanding of many different data sets used to collect patient information. In addition, you will learn about the evolution of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and hybrid records that shape the healthcare industry as well as the content of the health record.
Principles of Management
This course will prepare you to properly communicate with physicians, coworkers and other healthcare professionals. You will also learn the importance of presenting a professional image in the healthcare environment.
Billing and Reimbursement Management
During this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history, rules and regulations of the revenue cycle in the health industry, encompassing billing and reimbursement methodologies in physician’s offices and outpatient hospital settings. Usage of common terminology, health insurance plans, medical documentation, medical forms and basics of coding methodologies will also be taught. Finally, you will learn the importance of proper federal and state laws for optimizing reimbursements and reprocessing claim denials and appeals.
Are You Ready to Begin a Career in Healthcare?
While there are many more courses you’ll take during this program, these are just a few you’ll experience. Are you ready to take the next step toward a fulfilling career in healthcare? Contact CCNN today at 775.241.4445 for more information on our Health Information Management program.