Technical Standards

Health Information Technology

Technical standards are those considered to be necessary or fundamental to perform a job. In the programs offered through the Health Information Technology Department, the student’s job is to learn and participate in an academic and clinical environment as well. The student, with or without reasonable accommodation, must possess these essential functions:

  • Protect the confidentiality, privacy and security of patient health information.
  • Comply with laws, regulations and standards pertaining to health information management.
  • Demonstrate honesty/ethics in completing all assigned work within the courses.
  • Effectively communicate with faculty, fellow students and healthcare professionals using oral, written and computer modalities in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Use critical thinking, exhibit sound judgment, show emotional stability/maturity, and receive/share information/instructions from instructors and others in didactic and/or clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate sufficient problem-solving skills to assess multifactorial aspects of health information management practices.
  • Complete tasks accurately and timely.
  • Demonstrate adaptability, being able to make decisions related to class/lab/Professional practice assignments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build/maintain constructive cooperative working relationships with others and develop goals/priorities to organize/accomplish work.
  • Demonstrate professionalism; work alone or in teams, demonstrating integrity and sincerity. Show respect to others.
  • Participate in directed, supervised practice activities through a professional practice experience.
  • Demonstrate ability to use computer programs following written and verbal instructions (ex. Microsoft office products, databases as well as electronic health records, encoders, and other HIT applications).
  • Ability to travel to and from any or all of the following: home of the student, college campus, professional practice sites, public locations for the purposes of various meetings and other assigned locations off-campus.

Reasonable Accommodation(s)

Owens Community College is committed to providing equal access to employment, educational programs, and activities for students with disabilities. The College recognizes that students with disabilities may need accommodations to have equally effective opportunities to participate in or benefit from College educational programs, services and activities and will make reasonable modifications to the environment, policy and practice and/or provide auxiliary aids and services when the Disability Resource Center determines such modifications are needed for equal access.

Students who believe they are eligible for an accommodation must contact the Disability Resource Center.
(567) 661-7007