College of Health and Human Services

Schools & Divisions

Health Information Management
  • HIM-M 100 Introduction to Health Care Delivery and Health Information Management (2 cr.) Overview of the health care industry and specifically the health information management profession. Includes overview of health care reimbursement and medical staff organization. (Fall)
  • HIM-M 101 Introduction to Health Records (3 cr.) Organization of the health care industry; systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating health-related information. (Spring)
  • HIM-M 102 Clinical Experience I (2 cr.) Clinical assessment in systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating health-related information; development of professional attitude for interacting with other professions and consumers in the health care industry. (Summer I)
  • HIM-M 107 Computer Applications in Health Information Technology (3 cr.) P: CSCI A106 An introduction to information and communication technologies commonly used in health care and Health Information Management departments. Electronic health record concepts, voice recognition, and health information specialty systems will be discussed and applied in this course. (Spring)
  • HIM-M 193 CPT Coding (2 cr.) The study of CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) coding and classification principles. (Fall)
  • HIM-M 195 Medical Terminology (3 cr.) The study of the language of medicine, including word construction, definitions, spelling, and abbreviations; emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing skills. (Fall, Spring)
  • HIM-M 200 Supervision in Health Information Services (2 cr.) Study of supervisory principles and practices, with application to health information services. Introduction to effective planning, organizing, and controlling. (Spring)
  • HIM-M 201 Coding and Classification Systems (3 cr.) The study of classifications, nomenclatures, and reimbursement systems. Includes cancer registry and other registries. (Fall)
  • HIM-M 202 Clinical Experience in Coding and Classification Systems (3 cr.) Clinical instruction includes health record coding and related functions. (Fall)
  • HIM-M 203 Health Care Delivery and Quality Assessment (3 cr.) The study of clinical quality assessment and improvement; review of regulatory and accrediting organizations and health record applications in alternate health care settings; other health information systems and functions. (Spring)
  • HIM-M 204 Clinical Experience in Health Care Delivery and Quality Management (2 cr.) Assignment is to area health care facilities and to the program health information laboratory. Areas of clinical instruction include quality management activities and health record systems in alternate health care settings. (Spring)
  • HIM-M 205 Pathology (3 cr.) P: P-261 and P-262. A survey of changes that occur in the diseased state to include general concepts of disease, causes of disease, clinical symptoms and treatment, and diseases that affect specific body systems. (Fall)
  • HIM-M 206 Reimbursement Principles in Health Care (2 cr.) Integration of information about all U.S. health care payment systems; overview of the complex interrelationships between reimbursement, coded data, and compliance; Managed Care; Government- sponsored Health Care Programs. (Spring)
  • HIM-M 208 Coding Lab (2 cr.) The application of ICD and CPT coding and classification principles.  Application of the prospective payment system and DRG reimbursement. (Fall)
  • HIM-M 245 Health Record Law (2 cr.) Study of the basic concepts and principles of law and their application to the health care field, specifically to health information services. Review of the law dealing with confidentiality and release of information, liability of health care providers, and other topics. Discussion of the judicial process. (Fall)
  • HIM-M 301 Healthcare Quality and Information Management (3 cr.)

    The study and application of regulatory requirements for quality and performance improvement, utilization management, risk management, and medical staff organization. The examination of other quality-based programs affecting healthcare such as pay-for-performance and RAC programs. Application of the collection, analysis and interpretation of healthcare data. (Fall)

  • HIM-M 302 Health Record Law II and Ethics (3 cr.)

    Detailed study of legal issues in health informatics and information management. HIPAA and other statutory and regulatory requirements are studied. Study and application of ethics within health informatics and HIM. (Spring)

  • HIM-M 403 Organization and Management of HIM (3 cr.)

    A study of and application of human resources management in a Health information Department.  Creation of performance standards and workforce education and training are examined. Budgeting, contracts, labor laws and unions are studied.(Spring)

  • HIM-M 401 Healthcare Data Management in HIM (3 cr.)

    Management of the coding function and revenue cycle processes in all healthcare settings. Planning and implementation of compliance programs related to HIM. The study of healthcare informatics standards for health data collection. (Fall)

  • HIM-M 402 Health Finance and Budgeting for HIM (3 cr.)

    A study of the financial management of health care facilities based on generally accepted business principles. Accounting principles, budgeting, and evaluation of short and long-term debt in healthcare environments will be studied. The analysis and application of reimbursement processes will be studied at length in this course. (Fall)

  • HIM-M 404 Research Principles for HIM (3 cr.)

    Applied research methodologies in healthcare services, health informatics, and health information management. This course will cover research design principles, inclusion of vital statistics, national research policy making, biomedical and health research investigation, and research protocol data management. (Spring)

  • HIM-M 410 Computer systems in Healthcare (3 cr.)

    Understanding and applying the systems development life cycle in system implementations and updates integrating project management theory.  Evaluate and implement national health information initiatives and standards. Examine the concepts of data security, integrity, validity, and data quality monitoring. (Fall)

  • HIM-M 415 Capstone (4 cr.)

    The student will complete an applied project related to health information management upon approval from the course instructor. (Spring)

  • HIM-M 459 Professional Practicum (4 cr.)

    Professional internship in an approved clinical site. The student will participate and/or coordinate a project approved by the site’s management team. (Summer)

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

Click here for the PDF version.

IUN Bulletin

Click here to go to IUN Bulletin Homepage.