Johnson County Community College – Computing Sciences & Information Technology Division Update – February, 2024

 Healthcare Information Systems (HCIS)

HCIS and the MIRM departments hosted approximately 65 students from the Olathe Area Technical Center Wednesday, February 21 at the JCCC Olathe Health Education Center. Students participated in a hands-on activity to explore the electronic health record from both a patient- and provider-perspective, as well as through a lens of medical coding and reimbursement.

Information Technology-Networking, Cybersecurity, and Cloud

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Designation (CAE-CD)- JCCC has been re-designated by the NSA and DHS as a CAE-CD institution through 2029. Below is an excerpt explaining the CAE-CD designation:

“The Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation indicates that your institution is helping reduce threats to our national infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense as well as provide the nation with a pipeline of qualified cybersecurity professionals. All regionally accredited two-year, four-year, and graduate-level institutions in the United States are eligible to apply to become a CAE-CD designated institution. To maintain the CAE-CD designation, an institution or program must apply to be re-evaluated every five academic years.”

Medical Information & Revenue Management (MIRM)

Special Events

Faculty from MIRM and HCIS conducted a Health IT Bootcamp during an event with students from the Olathe Area Technical Center on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. This event brought approximately 65 students to the Olathe Health Education Center. During the bootcamp, students were given the opportunity to explore the electronic health record (EHR) from both a patient- and provider-perspective, as well as learn about- and calculate! – healthcare reimbursement.

Medical Coding Internship students participated in a LinkedIn workshop with Joanie Beaulieu from the Career Development Center on Monday, February 19, 2024. Students learned how to build their professional band, and to relay that information clearly and concisely on their individual LinkedIn page. Best practices for engagement and building visibility were shared. Students were encouraged to take advantage of free campus resources, including the photo booth in the JCCC Co-Lab. Follow the JCCC Medical Information & Revenue Management LinkedIn page to connect with these students and view their profiles!

MIRM faculty attended the Greater Kansas City HIMSS Annual State of Healthcare event on Thursday, February 08, 2024. This event brought-together over 100 local healthcare IT professionals. Chad Austin, President Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) and Jon D. Doolittle, President Missouri Hospital Association (MHA), discussed health IT and its current focus at the state level. Hal Wolfe, President & CEO HIMSS, discussed initiatives at the national level, as well as entertained the group with his “fireside chat.”

Web Development and Digital Media (WEB)

Faculty Recognition

Associate Professor Alexa Summers has been nominated for the Lighthouse award at Fort Hays State University where she is currently pursuing her Ed.S. in Digital Leadership.