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Medical Information Management Option

Associate in Science -  Computer Information Technology Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
Skills for Administrative Success OIM105 satisfies learning communities requirement 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement; pre/co-req OIM103
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Medical Terminology NHP180-see note* 3
Medical Information Management OIM190 3 Pre/co-req OIM103
Records and Information Management OIM106 3 pre/co-req CIT110 or CIT133
MS Word II OIM112 3 OIM103 and CIT110 or Chair approval
Administrative Business Communication I OIM132 - see note** 3 ENG095 or placement and OIM103
Introduction to Physicians’ Billing OIM200 3 Pre/co-req NHP180-see note*
Administrative Technology and Procedures OIM115 3 Pre/co-reqs OIM103 and CIT110
Principles of Internet and Information Security CIT118 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Database Design with MS Access or Collaboration, Communication, and Integrating CIT128 or CIT250 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval; CIT110 or CIT113 or Chair approval
Administrative Business Communication II OIM232 - see note*** Fall 3 OIM132 and Pre/co-reqs OIM106 and OIM112 and OIM115 or Chair approval
Office and Information Management Internship OIM299 Spring 3 OIM232 and Chair approval
Total Credits 61
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Professional Studies

Department: Computer Information Technology

Degree Type: Associate in Science

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OIM103 is a prerequisite or co-requisite to program, which should be taken prior to or during the first semester. An exemption exam is available through the Center for Self-Directed Learning (H-165) for students who type 40 words per minute or more with accuracy and know MS Word and document format.

*Note: NHP180 course description is found under Surgical Technology 

**Note: An exemption exam is available through the Prior Learning Assessment program located in D221I.

***Note: OIM232 Administrative Business Communication I must be taken during the fall semester prior to enrolling in OIM299 and requires Chair approval.

Option Overview

The Office and Information Management Department’s mission is to provide industry-identified knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare students for entry-level careers within office administration and/or medical office administration fields. For individuals already employed within these fields, professional development can be obtained through the more advanced courses. In addition, transfer to four-year programs is possible. The Department offers a capstone internship program for all degree students.

The Medical Information Management Option prepares students to work as professionals within a medical office environment. The option prepares students in basic medical terminology, which is then applied using MediSoft computer applications, a patient accounting software package. It also prepares students in third-party billing and coding. Students participate in an internship in a medical office setting during their last spring semester to reinforce skills learned.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Medical Information Management Option, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option qualify for job opportunities in physicians’ and dentists’ offices, clinics, HMOs, community health agencies, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Students also qualify for jobs in large corporations that provide on-site health services, engage in medical research, or produce medical products. Graduates qualify for entry-level positions such as medical receptionists, medical records management specialists, medical office managers, patient service representatives, and medical administrative assistants. Students also may qualify for at-home opportunities as medical transcriptionists.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer operations and software applications unique to a medical setting. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding and using medical terminology. 
  • Use the complete range of Microsoft applications effectively and efficiently. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in medical office operations and communication media