Health Informatics Information Technology

Health Informatics StudentTransfer Degree Program

Take the next step in an exciting and growing career field!

Clark College offers an exciting new health care technology college transfer degree program in Health Informatics Information Technology.

Health care is a fast growing and increasingly information-intensive industry. More and more professionals are needed to keep pace as the technology continues to change and advance.

Health informatics Information Technology (HIIT) is the study of resources and methods for the management of health information. The field encompasses and utilizes advanced computer technology to coordinate the computer information systems used by hospitals, medical clinics and health care professionals. For those who are well prepared, health information technology offers a bright, rewarding and well paying career pathway.

Electronic health systems are quickly replacing inefficient and costly paper records so that health care providers can quickly review and update a patient's medical history. Patients who have had to move, had to change doctors, or required emergency medical attention know the importance of getting medical records transferred quickly and how difficult that is to accomplish in a paper-based system. Health informatics is making this transformation possible at a regional and national level.

The Department of Labor Education and Training Administration has awarded an $11.7M grant to the Health e-Workforce (HeW) Consortium. The HeW Consortium is comprised of nine Community and Technical colleges, including Clark College, to expand the workforce in Health Information Technology (HIT). The HeW Consortium has a special focus on assisting military veterans, their eligible spouses, and TAA-eligible workers with access to education and employment in this promising industry. Clark College is infusing informatics into its existing Nursing and Pharmacy Technician programs. During the duration of the three year grant, Clark’s Nursing and Pharmacy Technician programs will each hold up to three spots every selection period to educate qualified military veterans, eligible spouses, or TAA-eligible workers. Learn more about the Health eWorkforce Consortium.

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Health Informatics
Clark College offers an exciting new health care technology college transfer degree program in Health Informatics Information Technology.

Health care is a fast growing and increasingly information-intensive industry. More and more professionals are needed to keep pace as the technology continues to change and advance.

Health informatics Information Technology (HIIT) is the study of resources and methods for the management of health information. The field encompasses and utilizes advanced computer technology to coordinate the computer information systems used by hospitals, medical clinics and health care professionals. For those who are well prepared, health information technology offers a bright, rewarding and well paying career pathway.

Electronic health systems are quickly replacing inefficient and costly paper records so that health care providers can quickly review and update a patient's medical history. Patients who have had to move, had to change doctors, or required emergency medical attention know the importance of getting medical records transferred quickly and how difficult that is to accomplish in a paper-based system. Health informatics is making this transformation possible at a regional and national level.

The Department of Labor Education and Training Administration has awarded an $11.8M grant to the Health e-Workforce (HeW) Consortium. The HeW Consortium is comprised of nine Community and Technical colleges, including Clark College, to expand the workforce in Health Information Technology (HIT). The HeW Consortium has a special focus on assisting military veterans, their eligible spouses, and TAA-eligible workers with access to education and employment in this promising industry. Clark College is infusing informatics into its existing Nursing and Pharmacy Technician programs. During the duration of the three year grant, Clark's Nursing program will hold up to three spots each selection to educate qualified military veterans, eligible spouses, or TAA-eligible workers. Learn more about the Health eWorkforce Consortium.

Program Overview

Students completing Clark College's Associate in Arts - Option B (AAB) degree can continue on to a bachelor's degree program in Healthcare Technology and Managment (HCTM) at Bellevue College or Health Informatics Information Technology through Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT). In fact, Clark's new Health Informatics IT program is specifically designed for seamless transfer to separate baccalaureate programs either Bellevue College or OIT. The Bellevue College bachelor's degree is delivered to students using an accessible, distance-based learning environment and the OIT hybrid delivery option is hosted at OIT's new campus near Wilsonville.

After completing the AAB, Clark graduates will be able to transition to Bellevue College's program which is specifically built around educating students in information technology and healthcare knowledge and skills. The OIT program is also intended to provide graduates with a well prepared business and scientific knowledge base and the computer science or information technology skills to integrate computer technology in the health care field.

Whichever pathway you plan to take, career opportunities in health informatics IT are increasing in a variety of health organizations that includes hospitals, medical insurers, public health agencies, research institutions, medical groups and clinics and industries engaged in health care IT. Graduates are employed as consultants, managers, systems designers, database administrators, systems analysts and researchers. Opportunities for advancement are many and they are either in a technical or managerial area.

Salaries have grown in recent years in keeping with the growth of career opportunities in the field. More detailed and related information in Health Informatics IT can be obtained using these helpful web links:

www.clark.edu/academics/programs/health-informatics/overview.php

www.bellevuecollege.edu/hctm/

www.oit.edu/wilsonville/academics/degrees/information-technology/health-informatics

Transferring to the Bachelor Degree Program at Bellevue College

The bachelor of applied science (BAS) in healthcare technology and management is a career-oriented bachelor degree program designed to prepare individuals to successfully compete for jobs that require knowledge of the healthcare system, highly developed technical skills, and supervisory and management skills.

The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by completion of Clark College's Associate in Arts - Option B (AAB) degree. The second half of the degree, completed through Bellevue College, offers professionally relevant curriculum to help students achieve their career goals in one of two areas; Healthcare Information Technology or Healthcare Management.

It is highly recommended that you consult with the Clark College advising department regarding course schedules and degree requirements at both Clark College and Bellevue College. Academic advisors can help you sort out the answers to most of your transfer degree questions.

Course Planning

If you're interested in pursuing a career in health informatics, it is advisable to make an appointment with a Clark College academic advisor to review your career and program pursuits. Many courses necessary to fulfill the Associate in Arts - Option B HIIT transfer degree requirements are taught only once a year at Clark College. Some courses may also be available online but vary by quarter. The Clark College advising department can help you to map out courses, schedules, costs and other transfer related details.

Health Informatics (AA)
The following degree pathway outlines a plan for students to transfer to Bellevue College. Bellevue College has agreed to transfer all of the courses listed as a block to allow junior status to the Health Informatics program. A student may stop out of the program or choose to take the elective courses at another institution and still be awarded the Option B degree if:
  • the required courses are completed (some technical courses may be waived if work experience and proficiency can be shown

  • a minimum of 90 credits are earned, AND

  • Clark College residency requirements are met.
AA-Option B General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills
MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Humanities
CMST 216
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
(Strongly recommended to complete OIT intercultural requirement).

5 Additional Humanities credits-3 credit limit on List B
5 cr.
(CMST&220 & CMST&230 excluded here)
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Social Sciences
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Sciences
(OIT allows MATH courses to be counted here)
MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
4 cr.
or BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
Additional General Education Requirements (OIT degree placement noted)
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
or ENGL&235
TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
ACCT&201
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
5 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
CTEC 131
MICROSOFT MTA NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 134
MICROSOFT MTA DATABASE ADMIN
5 cr.
CTEC 180
INTRODUCTION TO ACCESS
3 cr.
HI 201
INTRODUCTION TO US HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
3 cr.
HI 202
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE QUALITY
3 cr.
HI 210
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
HI 211
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS
3 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1
6 cr.
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
5 cr.
NTEC 232
COMPTIA A+ COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
6 cr.
Transferrable General Education
This is an additional course that Bellevue College will accept from Clark College. You could choose to transfer before completing these and receive a degree if minimum credit, residency, and requirements are established.
MATH/SCIENCE/SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 116-117
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Information Literacy: Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information.
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Quantitative I: Perform mathematical calculations without the aid of a calculator.
  • Quantitative II: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions.
  • Health & Physical Education: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences.
  • Power, Privilege, and Inequality: Analyze patterns of power, privilege and inequality.
  • Natural Science I: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems.
  • Natural Science II: Evaluate claims about the natural world using scientific methodology.

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