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Information Technology - Healthcare Informatics Track, AAS

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The Healthcare Informatics track prepares individuals for employment as specialists in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems.  The Healthcare Informatics track is an administrative, applied technology degree for students interested in a non-clinical care profession in the health care industry.

Students learn about the field through multidisciplinary coursework between the Healthcare and Office Administration Department and the Computer Technologies Department.  Students will study terminology relating to medical records, billing, insurance, informatics, systems analysis, networking technology, computer/network security, data warehousing, archiving and retrieval of information, and healthcare computer infrastructure support.

Graduates should qualify for employment as health information technicians, clinical documentation specialists, database/data warehouse analysts, quality assurance officers, medical informatics managers, technical support professionals, informatics technology professionals, systems analysts, networking and security technicians, computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field, compliance managers, charge description managers, case mix analysts, health data analysts, EHR system managers, IT training specialists, and workflow and data analysts.

Upon successful completion of the Information Technology, Healthcare Informatics track, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply policies and procedures to comply with the changing regulations among various information systems found within healthcare.
  • Install basic network components.
  • Interpret health-related data in an effort to identify trends that will improve overall quality, safety, and effectiveness in the health care institution.
  • Identify and protect against various network security threats.
  • Apply policies and procedures to assure the accuracy and integrity of information management based systems directly related to healthcare.
  • Install various operating systems.
  • Utilize relational databases or other current software solutions in an effort to consolidate, manipulate, integrate, and display data.

This degree can be completed in a traditional or completely online format.  For more information about eDegree programs, please visit the eDegree website. http://edegree.gtcc.edu

Total Credits: 18

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 14

Spring Semester II

Total Credits: 15-16

Total credit hours required for degree: 68-69

1. Communications Electives

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2. Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

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3. Mathematics Electives

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4. Social/Behavioral Science Electives

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