A companion to the BPS-HIA Core, the BPS-HIA Bridge program has been developed to accommodate those students with prior education in either health information technology or an area other than health information who desire to earn their BPS-HIA degree. The bridge program consists of those health information technology/health information administration classes required for entry into the BPS-HIA Core sequence and are designed to be taken in the designated order. Students with a previous background in biomedical sciences or business administration may be able to waive specific courses.
|HIA 198||Introduction to Health Information Technology||4||7|
|HIA 287||Advanced Health Information Technology||4||7|
|MAT 203||Statistics for Today's Business||4||7|
|HIA 123||Medical Terminology||4||7|
|BIO 160||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4||7|
|BIO 161||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4||7|
|HIA 198 Introduction to Health Information Technology|
|This course investigates the functional operations and management of the Health Information Management (HIM) Department. Topics include policies and procedures, appropriate documentation, accuracy of health data, timeliness, completeness, and appropriateness of data and data sources. Students will use a virtual lab to conduct record review, track proper documentation in the health record, support the diagnosis, and chronicle the patient’s progress, clinical findings, and discharge status.
|HIA 287 Advanced Health Information Technology|
|In this course, students will continue to investigate the Health Information Department (HIM), focusing on the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Topics include the content of the EHR, as well as policies and procedures to ensure accuracy, completeness, security, user access, auditing, and tracking. Students will use a virtual lab to conduct record review and develop proficiency in navigating through the EHR.
|MAT 203 Statistics for Today's Businesses|
|This course presents an introduction to data collection and interpretation, descriptive and inferential statistics, sampling, hypothesis testing, and probability distribution as they apply to business planning and decision making. Emphasis is placed on the use of statistical software for data analyses and the ethical uses of statistics.
|HIA 123 Medical Terminology|
|This course introduces students to the language of medicine utilized by health care professionals within various healthcare settings, when diagnosing and treating various diseases and conditions. Students will identify the various components of medical terms (i.e. roots, suffixes, and prefixes) when building and dissecting these terms.
|BIO 160 Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|This course initiates the study of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, and the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
|BIO 161 Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|This course is a continuation of BIO 160. Topics include the endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, excretory, and reproductive systems.