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Learning Outcomes

The Health Information Technology Program is designed to ensure that students are well prepared to enter the profession as a Health Information Technician and have the ability to continue their learning throughout their professional careers. At the completion of the HIT program, graduates will be able to function as health information technicians who are competent in the following:

  1. Communicate effectively in the healthcare environment, while being respectful of cultural, ethnic, gender, and lifestyle differences.
  2. Comply with appropriate legal regulations, standards, policies and procedures, for control and management of the health record, and for protection, security, and release of health information.
  3. Use appropriate management principles, technology and decision support tools to effectively manage human, physical, and financial resources to improve performance.
  4. Apply healthcare reimbursement principles by understanding the complexities of reimbursement systems and how they affect providers and payers.
  5. Code diagnoses and procedures according to current legal, ethical, and federal standards for reimbursement, analysis, and improved patient care.
  6. Perform data analytic functions for quality improvement, risk management, utilization review, and compliance
  7. Maintain and utilize the electronic health record, and various indexes, storage, and retrieval systems.
  8. Score at or above the national average on all RHIT examination competencies.
  9. Establish and maintain continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.

SUNY Broome Institutional Learning Outcomes

SUNY Broome graduates will be able to apply principles of:

  1. Cultural and Global Awareness (Met by HIT Program Learning Outcomes #1)
  2. Critical Analysis and Decision-Making (Met by HIT Program Learning Outcomes #2, 3, 4, 8)
  3. Oral & Written Communication (Met by HIT Program Learning Outcomes #1 - 9)
  4. Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning (Met by HIT Program Learning Outcomes #4, 5, 6, 8)
  5. Technological Competency (Met by HIT Program Learning Outcomes #3, 6, 7, 9)
  6. Information Literacy (Met by HIT Program Learning Outcomes #2, 5, 6, 8, 9)