Learning Outcomes

Oakton’s Health Information Technology program follows the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) curriculum and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) which is the accrediting organization for the degree-granting programs in health informatics and information management. AHIMA’s mission is followed by the Health Information Technology program.


I. Data Content, Structure, & Standards

  1. Classification Systems
  2. Health Record Content and Documentation
  3. Data Governance
  4. Data Management
  5. Secondary Data Sources

II. Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, & Security

  1. Health Law
  2. Data Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
  3. Release of Information

III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use

  1. Health Information Technologies
  2. Information Management Strategic Planning
  3. Analytics and Decision Support
  4. Health Care Statistics
  5. Research Methods
  6. Consumer Informatics
  7. Health Information Exchange
  8. Information Integrity and Data Quality

IV. Revenue Management

  1. Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement

V. Compliance

  1. Regulatory
  2. Coding
  3. Fraud Surveillance
  4. Clinical Documentation Improvement

VI. Leadership

  1. Leadership roles
  2. Change Management
  3. Work Design & Process Improvement
  4. Human Resources Management
  5. Raining and Development
  6. Strategic and Organizational Management
  7. Financial Management
  8. Ethics
  9. Project Management
  10. Vendor/Contract Management
  11. Enterprise Information Management