Health Information Technology- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

For information, contact the CIT Department Office on the Hamilton campus at 301 Mosler Hall (513-785-3132) or on the Middletown campus at 111 Levey Hall (513-727-3380).

The program in Health Information Technology (HIT) is a bachelor’s completion degree that addresses the technology and processes used by health care providers and related organizations. The program includes instruction in the technology used to acquire and direct the flow of information between the clinical, administrative, and financial systems in the healthcare industry as well as general principles of information technology. Students who complete the program will obtain a strong background in technology including database, problem-solving, systems analysis, and project management skills as well as a foundation in the culture of the healthcare system. This program prepares students for jobs that integrate healthcare and technology in the evolving U.S. healthcare system.

Admission to the major: Students must complete the following requirements before requesting to change their major to HIT: MTH 102 with a C or higher and credit for CIT 154 (or BTE 181 or CSE 148) and either set of (CIT 157 and 158) or (BIO 171 and 172). Credit earned for these courses will be applied to the major requirements. Student may enroll as Pre-HIT majors until these requirements are met.

Program Requirements:

(128 Semester hours)

Prerequisite and foundation requirements (65-69 hours):

BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) (MPF IVA, LAB)

BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

BIO 325 Pathophysiology (4)

BTE 224 Medical Terminology (3)

CIT 154 Personal Computer Concepts and Applications (3)

CIT 157 Foundations of Information Technology I (3)

CIT 158 Foundations of Information Technology II (3)

CIT 214 Database Design and Development (3)

CIT 268 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (3)

CIT 276 Systems Analysis and Design (3)

COM 135 Introduction to Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3) (MPF IIB)

CSE 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (3)

MTH 102 Intermediate Algebra (3)

Miami Plan English Composition (MPF I) (6)

(recommended: ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3), ENG 112 Composition and literature (3))

Miami Plan Fine Arts and Humanities  (MPF IIA and MPF IIB) (3-6)

Miami Plan Global Perspectives (MPF III) (9, or complete study abroad option)

Miami Plan Natural Sciences (MPF IV) (6)

Additional Miami Plan note: All students must take at least one Foundation course that presents a cultural perspective (C) and at least one Foundation course that presents an historical perspective (H). Students satisfy this requirement by taking an appropriately designated course in any foundation area. The same course may meet both a Foundation areas requirement and the cultural and/or historical perspective requirement. Please see the Liberal Education section of the Miami Bulletin for the list of C and H courses.

HIT Common Core:

CIT/CSE 262 Technology, Ethics, and Global Society (3) (MPF IIB, IIC)

CIT 348 Information Management and Retrieval (3)

CIT 358 Information Technology Assurance and Security (3)

CIT 431 Health Information Technology I (3)

CIT 432 Health Information Technology II (3)

CIT 448 Global and Strategic Issues in Information Technology (3)

ENG 215 Workplace Writing (3) or

ENG 313 Technical Writing (3)

ENT 316 Project Management (3)

NSG 321 U. S. Health Care System and Culture (3)

NSG 343 Health Care Informatics (3)

STA 261 Statistics (4) or

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3) or

STA 368 Introduction to Statistics (4) or

ISA 205 Business Statistics (4)

Miami Plan Thematic Sequence

Any Miami Plan Thematic Sequence (9)

Miami Plan Capstone

CIT 458 Collaborative System Development and Integration (3)

Additional coursework to meet bachelor's degree requirements of 128 earned credit hours.

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