Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Healthcare Technology and Management
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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.
Concentrations & Requirements:
- Healthcare Information Technology — 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.
- Healthcare Management — developed specifically to meet the career advancement needs of individuals with business and/or healthcare preparation and experience.
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.