HIT-268 - Professional Practice Experience 23 credits
This course will allow students to perform beginner and advanced functions of a health information management (HIM) department. Students will work in an actual work environment in a traditional setting. Activities will include application of all HIT coursework. The student will also learn professional skills to prepare them for employment in the HIM career field. The Professional Practice Experience is a competency based learning experience in acute, ambulatory or long-term care facilities. Students demonstrate knowledge and skills in record content, abstracting, electronic medical record, filing, analyzing, legal aspects of records, coding and other functions. 150 onsite hours are required.