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2020-21 College Catalog 
2020-21 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Health Information Technology Program, the graduate will be able to:

  • apply policies, regulations and standards to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data
  • apply both internal and external compliance standards and initiatives for all health information functions
  • demonstrate use of quality and statistical data related to health care services
  • code and group diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, revenue cycle management, standardization and statistical analysis.
  • apply principles of leadership used to effectively manage human resources, budgets and the methods for analyzing and improving organizational systems.
  • apply legal principles, policies, regulations and standards for the confidentiality, privacy and security in the use of health information.
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of internal and external health information technologies in various clinical and administrative applications
  • demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

Program Completion Rate and Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Health Information Technology Program
The total number of graduates from the Owens Community College Health Information Technology Program during the 3-year period of 2017-2019 was 36, with an overall graduation rate of 100%.
Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduation Graduation Rate Certification Exam Pass Rate
2019 14/11 79% 100%
2018 9/16 177% 94%
2017 13/9 69% 88%
Total 36/36 108% 94%

*National Average:  2019 76%, 2018 75%, 2017 70%

Graduate Satisfaction

Each class is asked to complete a survey 6 months after graduation that asks for their impression of the learning experience they received in our Health Information Technology Program.

The results indicate 100% agreement that the students feel the program has:

  • Prepared them in acquiring the knowledge and skills to perform as a Health Information Technology Professional.
  • Prepared them to communicate effectively within his/her work setting.
  • Prepared them to conduct his/herself in an ethical and professional manner.

Employer Satisfaction

In surveying the employers of our students and the professional practice site supervisors, results indicate 100% agreement that our students:

  • Possess the technical skills and have the knowledge needed to perform in the health information management department.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically, solve problems, and develop appropriate action steps.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner.