Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
11/23/2015Cecil College
Proposal
AASHealth Information Technology1/22/2016Approved2/19/2016
Health Information Technology Program Description
Cecil College is proposing to offer a new Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology.  The program is designed for students who currently hold a national certification as a Medical Coder and/or have five years’ experience as a coder.  The curriculum prepares students to work in various areas of health information technology such as verifying accurate completion of medical records; data management; and use of computer applications to assess and analyze patient data and health care costs.  Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician Certification exam through the American Health Information Management Association.