Healthcare Information Security

SCED Code: 14157
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

This course is designed to provide students in the healthcare setting with knowledge of the basic Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) related to ensuring patients' rights for privacy and security of their personal health information (PHI). Students will focus on healthcare professionals' accountability for documentation and disclosure of the electronic health record (EHR) and the electronic medical record (EMR). Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Health Informatics
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Health Information Technician
  • Medical Information Technologist

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Manager
Network Systems
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
Programming and Software Development
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists

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