HIS professionals play a crucial role in ensuring the quality, accuracy and security of patient information and medical records. UC’s HIS degree program is offered 100% online and combines elements of healthcare administration, coding, billing, records management, compliance, data analysis and reporting, clinical healthcare, business and information technology. Our curriculum is continuously updated with the latest compliance, quality, accreditation and certification standards.
Our CAHIIM-Accredited program is designed to prepare students to sit for the nationally recognized credential of Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) in their last semester. Our graduates are fully-credentialed, highly-knowledgeable and in high demand. After obtaining the RHIT certification, many of our HIS graduates continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) and earning the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential – opening up even more opportunities for career growth and professional advancement.
Customized curriculum maps are available to fit busy schedules. Our program accepts students 3 times a year (Spring, Summer and Fall). HIS students will also participate in a Professional Practicum Experience (PPE).
The PPE provides students with professional experience and is an essential component of the HIS program. It is a unique opportunity to learn in a real-world environment – where knowledge and facts gain meaning and professional roles and responsibilities are clearly demonstrated. PPE opportunities are available at professional practice facilities throughout the U.S. HIS Program Director(s) and Faculty will assist students in securing a facility in their geographic area. These on-site and online simulations are designed to reinforce the knowledge, competencies and skills gained in the program.
Healthcare Applications and Computer Skills
Students that have transfer credit for three (3) credit hours of BIT 1013C with a C- or higher will be exempt from the Computer Skills Test. Students that have transfer credit for three (3) credit hours of HCMT 2015 will also be exempt from the Computer Skills Test and from retaking HCMT 2015.
Those that do not have transfer credit will take a Computer Skills Test during their online orientation to assess their knowledge of computer programs. Students that do not score an 80% or above on the Computer Skills Test are strongly encouraged to enroll in BIT 1013C (Introduction to Software Applications). Students that pass BIT 1013C will be more likely to succeed in HCMT 2015. BIT 1013C will give students a more comprehensive overview of computer programs that will be explored in more detail in HCMT 2015.
*HCMT 1005 (Introduction to Health Information Systems), HCMT 1017 (ICD Medical Coding I), and HCMT 2012 (Health Information Ethics) are Quality Matters Certified for meeting high-quality online course standards.
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Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
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