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Transfer into Temple Health Info Program Now Easier for CCC Students

 

A new articulation agreement between Camden County College and Temple University is simplifying the process for CCC graduates in health information technology and pre-nursing to transfer into Temple’s health information management (HIM) program.

The agreement allows direct transfer into Temple’s HIM bachelor of science degree program for students who complete an associate in applied science degree in health information technology or an associate in science degree in pre-nursing at CCC. The agreement expands upon the general-education-to-general-education articulation enacted in 2011, which ensures that CCC graduates have completed the equivalent of Temple’s freshman and sophomore general education courses.

Careers as HIM professionals allow individuals to combine interests in healthcare, business and information technology. HIM professionals have expertise in health informatics, which requires knowledge of clinical medicine and the electronic health records.

HIM professionals also have expertise in coding and classification systems; quality and human resource management; legal and ethical aspects of health information systems; regulatory and accrediting agency requirements; and public policy issues affecting the health information system. They work closely with other health professionals to collect and disseminate the information necessary to provide high-quality patient care.

Job opportunities are found at hospitals and other healthcare institutions; research and pharmaceutical firms; software vendors; and government agencies. Careers include information security officer, integrated health information systems director, medical records director, research/decision-support analyst, clinical data specialist, data resource administrator, patient information manager and clinical coding specialist.

For additional information about this transfer opportunity for Camden County College students, contact CCC health information technology program director Linda Mesko at (856) 968-1331 or lmesko@camdencc.edu or nursing programs director Audrey Brooks at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4359, or abrooks@camdencc.edu.


Published: November 02, 2012