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Healthcare programs at Fremont College

If you are like many others who are looking for a career that can allow you to build a life around it, a job that you will be proud of, where you can make a difference, a career choice in healthcare could be a good fit for you. These types of jobs can offer you and your family greater financial security.

Partner with Fremont College today to quickly earn your degree or certificate. We have been helping countless students graduate to go on to a brighter future and are ready to do the same for you.  To explore our healthcare programs, click on one of the boxes below.

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Program

Health Administration

30 Weeks
45 Quarter Units

Associate
of
Science
Degree

Health Information Technology

60 Weeks
90 Quarter Units

Bachelors
of
Science
Degree

Healthcare

60 Weeks
90 Quarter Units

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JAMERIE MICAHLEK HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
Fremont College Graduate

Bachelors of Science Degree in
Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management Courses

Human Resources Management

This course focuses on human resource management skills used by business managers in day-today operations. While focusing on the different aspects of human resource management and practices, problem solving and critical thinking skills are applied.

Information Systems

This course will prepare students to work with commonly used office packages in order to meet organizational and management needs within a professional office. Students will learn about information systems used within the workplace such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

Managed Care and Healthcare Policies

In this course, students learn about the major concepts and operational principles behind managed care, which limits access to care in order to reduce cost and is exerting a growing influence on healthcare delivery in the United States. This course also examines regulation of managed care practices and how the managed care model affects the doctor–patient relationship. Rapidly changing health policy on the federal level, including efforts to reform health care financing and delivery, has tremendous implications for all segments of the healthcare industry. In this course, students review major trends and players in healthcare policy, the policy making process pump, and the economic, social, and political impact of policy decisions.

Anatomy and Medical Terminology

This course includes an overview of terminology including word analysis and word forms related to the human body. It includes a survey of medical terminology of the body systems, anatomical and physiological terminology, diagnostic terms, clinical and surgical procedures, and laboratory tests.

Epidemiology and Global Health

In this course, students gain a fundamental understanding of epidemiology, which identifies diseases, determines how they are spread, and how they are measured in the distribution of human populations. Students will explore the social determinants of health and the role of epidemiology in the planning and administration of health services, and prevention of disease. Topics include public health, communicable diseases, epidemiological study methods, prevention of disease, and cultural wellness. Through a broad review and case studies, this course examines health challenges and solutions on a community and global level and the economic, social, and political forces that have shaped wellness and healthcare.

Electronic Health Records Management

This course is designed to provide students with advanced information and skills necessary to use electronic health record (EHR) systems in the healthcare setting. Students will have the opportunity to work with an existing EHR for hands- on training.

Medical Coding and Billing

This course will acclimate learners to medical coding and billing in order to prepare them for this common administrative duty within medical organizations. Common medical terms, conditions, diseases, and disorders will be utilized in coding, which will ensure accurate claims processing, thus stabilizing revolving revenue upon disbursement of payments from insurance carriers. Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to comprehend the work day for coders and billers within a medical organization.

Long Term Care and Issues of Aging and Disability

This course evaluates the continuum of long term care and provides an overview of the management and administration of long term facilities and services. It examines special economic, cultural, and social considerations, as well as certain laws and regulations, as they apply to patients in long term care. This course examines administrative and staffing functions and the essential skills necessary to manage long – term care patients and employees. A subcomponent of long care, mental health, is integrated into the coverage of working with the community, programming, public policy, marketing, and financing.

Quality Management and Patient Safety

This course explores the development and evolution of quality in healthcare and the development of a quality assurance/quality improvement plan, team, and ongoing process. Various methods of providing high-quality care, such as the use of clinical practice guidelines, are reviewed for their impact on patient outcomes and safety. This course presents the basic principles of quality management, including establishing benchmarks and improving patient safety, measuring health outcomes and patient satisfaction, and reviewing the regulations and accreditation requirements that apply in healthcare settings.

The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace due to recent changes in the healthcare system. Population growth, the aging Baby Boomer population, and health reform are all contributing to and increased demand for health care professionals. Going back to school and getting your degree can help position yourself for one of many in-demand career opportunities. If you have a passion for helping people and providing quality healthcare services, our Healthcare Management program will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue entry level employment in this satisfying career field. Learn more.

Careers Options for Graduates

With a degree in Healthcare Management you could work as a Rehabilitation Center Manager. This job includes managing a medical rehabilitation facility. You would organize and direct all operations of the center, including evaluating employees and overseeing training programs. As a manager, you would also handle client complaints, employee needs, and disciplinary actions. Rehabilitation Managers can work in a variety of rehabilitation centers, inducing those that help people with mental or physical illness, addiction, and injuries.

If you are well-organized and have great people skills, a Medical Office Manager is a great career option for you. With a degree in Healthcare Management you will be prepared to handle the duties of such a position, including managing the overall, day-to-day operation of clinics. In this type of position, you will serve a critical role between medical providers and administrative staff, ensuring that their needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner, as well as perform administrative and financial duties for the organization.

Patient Care Managers are experts at working with patients to identify their goals, then locating the specific support services that will help them achieve them. It is easy for patients to become overwhelmed when faced with the wide array of choices and challenging decisions associated with their care. With a degree in Healthcare Management, you will be equipped to provide valuable support and the best solutions for their individual needs.

Health Service Managers plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services, from managing an entire facility to a specific clinical area, department, or medical practice. Health Service Managers direct changes to ensure their facility conforms to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology. With a degree in Healthcare Management you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to keep current with changes in healthcare laws, and effectively implement changes in your facility.

Medical Records Managers work in the medical records departments of hospitals, specialty clinics, physicians' offices, mental health facilities, and even long-term care facilities. In this role, they accurately maintain and secure all written and electronic medical records. It is their job to ensure that information contained in the record is complete, accurate, and only available to authorized personnel. They also serve in a managerial capacity by supervising the employees within the department. If you are interested in this growing field, Fremont can help with a degree in Healthcare Management.

A Healthcare Project Manager oversees a wide variety of projects within a medical organization, including hiring doctors for a new medical specialty, initiating a plan to increase emergency response, and even building a new wing. In this position, you would identify issues, provide solutions, delegate tasks, and monitor progress to ensure your projects stays on schedule and on budget.

Associates of Science Degree in
Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology Courses

Introduction to Medical Insurance and Billing

This course is an overview of health information systems in ambulatory care and the concepts of confidentiality, ethics, and healthcare legislation at various levels. It also introduces regulations relating to maintenance, release, and use of health information and guidelines for access to records according to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA/AS) and regulatory agencies.

Medical Terminology

This course includes an overview of terminology including word analysis and word forms related to the human body. It also includes a survey of medical terminology of the body systems, anatomical and physiologic terminology, diagnostic terms, clinical and surgical procedures, and laboratory tests.

Disease Classification (ICD-10)

ICD-10 represents the newest coding system for medical diseases and health problems, which results in additional precision and complexity for medical billing and coding professionals. This course provides a primer and overview of the new coding system and the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10.

Introduction to Electronic Health Records

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use electronic health record (EHR) systems in the healthcare setting. Students will learn how to complete and itemize statements using computer software applications for HCFA 1500 and UB92 forms.

Healthcare Procedural Codes (CPT/HCPCS)

This course assists the student to develop advanced coding skills, understand the concepts presented in ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), and to use applications in the prospective payment system. Areas of instruction include the Medicare Severity diagnostic related groups, interpretation of laboratory and radiologic findings, basic pharmacology, and Coding Clinic guidelines.

Medical Office Management

This course introduces students to the basic principles of medical office management. This course will familiarize students with the office protocols and requirements associated with various nursing and healthcare procedures.

Health Information Technology

This course introduces the organizational management of health information services. The roles and functions of healthcare leadership are reviewed as they are applied to communication and interpersonal skills, development of policies and procedures, job descriptions, training programs, workflow management, performance standards, risk management, revenue cycles, and organizational resources.

Introduction to Medical Accounting

This course is an introduction to the principles governing how private-sector health care organizations report standardized financial information to parties external to the organization. The course will emphasize reporting of an organizational fiscal posture, organizational activity and performance, and basic interpretation and analysis of the fiscal information reported. The course assumes students have no prior knowledge of or experience in accounting or finance.

U.S Healthcare System

This course provides a broad overview of the United States health care system. The historical evolution of the business of health care is examined. The student will explore management concepts and workforce opportunities within the health care industry.

Healthcare Law and Ethics

This course is an introduction to the laws and ethics of providing health care services. The course is intended to familiarize the student with state and federal health regulations. Because ethics and laws are both dynamic, emphasis is placed on discussing some of the dramatic changes in health care delivery, such as managed care, patient self-determination, medical record keeping, and various laws that impact health care employment.

There is no better time to earn a Health Information Technology degree and prepare for a career in one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. The Health Information Technology program at Fremont College prepares students to play vital roles in the healthcare delivery system and provides the necessary training to become skilled in health information management. If you're ready to start an exciting career in this field you will want to start your health science courses at Fremont College now. Our accelerated program can help you graduate much faster than a traditional university. After enrolling in your classes you will learn from industry professionals who have the knowledge and experience you need to start your new career after graduating from school. Learn more.

Careers Options for Graduates

With an Associates of Arts Degree in Health Information Technology, you can enjoy a career as a Medical Transcriptionist. In this position, you would listen to voice recordings that physicians or other healthcare workers make and convert them into written reports. Medical Transcriptionists also interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents, important knowledge you can gain through an Associates of Arts Degree in Health Information Technology from Fremont College.

As a Medical Records Manager, you can work in the medical records departments of a medical facility, from hospitals to mental health facilities and beyond. In this role, you would be responsible for accurately maintaining and securing all written and electronic medical records. You must ensure that information contained in the record is complete, accurate, and only made available to authorized personnel. You may also serve in a managerial role by supervising the employees within the department.

A Medical Secretary is an important member of staff in health care facilities, like hospitals and doctors' offices, who perform administrative and supportive functions. In addition to possessing administrative skills, medical secretaries should also have knowledge of medical terminology, and be familiar with medical procedures and business practices. A Degree in Health Information Technology will ensure you have the knowledge and skill set to succeed in this type of position.

Medical coding is the transformation of medical information, including healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment, into universal medical alphanumeric codes. The main task of a Medical Coder is to review clinical statements and assign standard codes using CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II classification systems. A Degree in Health Information Technology from can help you gain the specific knowledge and skill set needed to be successful as a Medical Coder.

Health Information Technicians are responsible for organizing and managing health information data. Working in this position, you would ensure that the health information is accurate, accessible, and secure in both paper files and electronic systems. Health Information Technicians use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for a variety of reasons, including insurance reimbursement, databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical histories. To gain the right knowledge and skill set to succeed as a Health Information Technician.

Health Information Managers are highly trained professionals who stay current with the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in any health care provider organization. In this position, you would work in a variety of medical settings, from large hospital systems to private physician practices. Health Information Managers are vital to the daily operations of medical facilities by accurately managing and presenting health information and electronic health records. In this position, you would be responsible for maintaining complete, accurate, and protected patient health information.

Certificate in
Health Administration

Health Administration Courses

Introduction to Medical Insurance and Billing

This course is an overview of health information systems in ambulatory care and the concepts of confidentiality, ethics, and healthcare legislation at various levels. It also introduces regulations relating to maintenance, release, and use of health information and guidelines for access to records according to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA/AS) and regulatory agencies.

Medical Terminology

This course includes an overview of terminology including word analysis and word forms related to the human body. It also includes a survey of medical terminology of the body systems, anatomical and physiologic terminology, diagnostic terms, clinical and surgical procedures, and laboratory tests.

Disease Classification (ICD-10)

ICD-10 represents the newest coding system for medical diseases and health problems, which results in additional precision and complexity for medical billing and coding professionals. This course provides a primer and overview of the new coding system and the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10.

Introduction to Electronic Health Records

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use electronic health record (EHR) systems in the healthcare setting. Students will learn how to complete and itemize statements using computer software applications for HCFA 1500 and UB92 forms.

Healthcare Procedural Codes (CPT/HCPCS)

This course assists the student to develop advanced coding skills, understand the concepts presented in ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), and to use applications in the prospective payment system. Areas of instruction include the Medicare Severity diagnostic related groups, interpretation of laboratory and radiologic findings, basic pharmacology, and Coding Clinic guidelines.

Medical Office Management

This course introduces students to the basic principles of medical office management. This course will familiarize students with the office protocols and requirements associated with various nursing and healthcare procedures.

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Introduction to Medical Accounting

This course is an introduction to the principles governing how private-sector health care organizations report standardized financial information to parties external to the organization. The course will emphasize reporting of an organizational fiscal posture, organizational activity and performance, and basic interpretation and analysis of the fiscal information reported. The course assumes students have no prior knowledge of or experience in accounting or finance.

U.S Healthcare System

This course provides a broad overview of the United States health care system. The historical evolution of the business of health care is examined. The student will explore management concepts and workforce opportunities within the health care industry.

Healthcare Law and Ethics

This course is an introduction to the laws and ethics of providing health care services. The course is intended to familiarize the student with state and federal health regulations. Because ethics and laws are both dynamic, emphasis is placed on discussing some of the dramatic changes in health care delivery, such as managed care, patient self-determination, medical record keeping, and various laws that impact health care employment.

Those who have healthcare career training are in higher demand than ever before. Health science degree courses are quickly becoming an important necessity for those looking to get training and learn a new profession. If you have a passion for helping people and the desire to maintain quality healthcare services, our Health Administration certificate program can help you get started. Enroll in one of our exciting programs today to become a knowledgeable healthcare office professional in as little as 7 months. Read more.

Careers Options for Graduates

Medical Transcriptionists listen to voice recordings made by physicians and other healthcare workers, then convert them into written reports. Medical Transcriptionists must have the right knowledge and skill set to interpret medical terminology and use the correct abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other important medical documents. Fremont College offers a Health Administration education that will ensure you have the right knowledge and skills for a successful career in this field.

Health Information Clerks are responsible for managing medical records in a hospital or other healthcare setting. In this type of position, you would be responsible for compiling, coding, organizing, and evaluating patient medical records using a variety of different indices, classification systems, and storage retrieval systems. You will organize medical records in such a way that they can by quickly and efficiently retrieved when needed by medical personnel.

A Medical Secretary is an important part of the staff at health care facilities, including hospitals and physicians' offices. These skilled individuals perform administrative and supportive functions, and possess knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedures, and best business practices. A Certificate in Health Administration will ensure you have the knowledge and skill set to succeed in this type of position.

As a Medical Coder, it will be your job to transform medical information, from healthcare diagnosis to procedures to medical services, into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Medical Coders review clinical statements and assign standard codes using CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II classification systems. A Certificate in Health Administration will give you the specific knowledge and skill set to be successful in this field.

Medical Records Coordinators are important, senior-level health administrators who oversee the processing of health information. In this type of position, you can work in a variety of clinical settings. As a Medical Records Coordinator, you would play a vital role in ensuring that patient data is being compiled, updated, and organized accurately in compliance with all laws and regulations. If you are interested in this career field, learn more about how a Certificate in Health Administration from Fremont College can help.

 

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