Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Healthcare Technology Management
The bachelor of applied science in Healthcare Technology and Management with a concentration in Healthcare Information Technology (BAS) is a career-oriented bachelor degree program designed to prepare individuals to successfully compete for jobs that require knowledge of the healthcare system, information technology knowledge and skills, and supervisory or management skills.
The degree program is designed for individuals with IT and/or healthcare preparation and experience. The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites. The second half of the degree program offers a professionally relevant curriculum that helps students achieve their goals.
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|Course No.||Course Name||Credit Hrs.|
|Note: Students must have basic computer skills including basic PC
file management, Internet navigation, and use of office products
(including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software tools).
|Associate degree, or equivalent credits, in IT-related or healthcare-related field||55|
|Science: Must include one lab course and at least one life sciences course||10|
|English Composition I||5|
|College Level Math: Statistics||5|
|Technical Writing/Research Writing||5|
|Humanities (either Humanities or Social Science course must be a
|Core Courses – All Students|
|ECON 315||Economics of Healthcare||5|
|HCTM 310||Intro to Health IT Environment||5|
|HCTM 320||Heath IT Data Standards||5|
|HCTM 340||Ethical Issues in Health IT||5|
|HCTM 410||HIT Systems Analysis and Process Optimization||5|
|HCTM 420||HIT Systems Integration and Interoperability||5|
|HCTM 430||HIT Systems Implementation||5|
|HCTM 440||HIT Systems Operation and Administration||5|
|HCTM 450||Healthcare Analytics and Quality||5|
|HCTM 460||Healthcare and IT Change Management||5|
|HCTM 475||Field Studies||5|
|HCTM 495/6/7||HIT Special Topics||5|
|PHIL 365||Biomedical Ethics: Theory & Practice||5|
|RAIM 320||Finance and Accounting for Healthcare Managers||5|
|RAIM 325||Organizational Theory and Behavior in Healthcare||5|
|Pathway for Students with Healthcare Related Backgrounds|
|IT 103||Networking Basics||5|
|BTS 168||Business Data Management Tools||5|
|BUSIT 103||SQL Fundamentals||5|
|Pathway for Students with IT Backgrounds|
|IT grads must have 5 credits each in networking, programming and
database, equivalent to above courses)
|HPRO 120||Medical Terminology||3|
|HCTM 301||US Healthcare Policies and Delivery Systems||5|
|HCTM 302||Healthcare Safety, Quality and Legal Environment||5|
|Total Healtcare BAS Credits||93-5|
Basic Graduation Requirements
A complete description of the required curriculum is shown on the following page. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must complete 93-95 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:
- Apply knowledge of current and emerging data standards and principles of interoperability.
- Apply project management processes and tools in the context of complex IT projects and teams, and in the midst of changing and conflicting demands.
- Comply with all healthcare laws and regulations relating to information security, privacy and protected health information, and meet institutional accreditation and certification requirements.
- Contribute to systems integration and perform information technology systems customization to meet the needs of the healthcare organization.
- Contribute to process improvement through the redesign of healthcare workflow and information management practices to better leverage the capabilities of new information technology systems.
- Gather, identify and document requirements for technology solutions, working closely with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders and considering privacy, regulatory, efficiency and security issues.
- Manage, analyze and present healthcare data for effective decision-making in support of a wide array of healthcare practices such as meaningful use initiatives, patient safety studies, and revenue cycle management.
- Serve as liaison between technical and clinical functions to support users, including training and documenting the use of new technologies.