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Health Information Management

Health Information Management

Course Descriptions

Health Information Management

HIM-M 100 : Introduction to Health Care Delivery and Health Information Management

2 credits
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 credits
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 credits
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 credits
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)
Prerequisite - CSCI A106

HIM-M 193 : CPT Coding

2 credits
The study of CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) coding and classification principles. (Fall)

HIM-M 195 : Medical Terminology

3 credits
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 credits
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 credits
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 credits
Clinical instruction includes health record coding and related functions. (Fall)

HIM-M 203 : Health Care Delivery and Quality Assessment

3 credits
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 credits
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 credits
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)
Prerequisite - P-261 and P-262.

HIM-M 206 : Reimbursement Principles in Health Care

2 credits
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 credits
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 credits
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 credits
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 credits
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 401 : Healthcare Data Management in HIM

3 credits
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 credits
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 403 : Organization and Management of HIM

3 credits
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 404 : Research Principles for HIM

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