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Indiana University Northwest

Health Information Administration Program

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

HIM M410 – COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN HEALTHCARE
FALL SEMESTER

3 Credit Hours

 

 

 

Instructor Name: Dorinda Sattler, MJ, RHIA, CHPS, CPHRM
Email: dmsattle@iun.edu     Phone: 219.981.4209

Office:   Dunes Medical/Professional Bld.  Rm. 2150

Office Hours:  Tuesdays 1 – 4 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or by appointment.

See the **Course Guide/Schedule**for
modules, readings, resources, and all assignment due dates.

This course is taught online via Oncourse.

Course Description

Apply 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.

This course is designed to assure that graduates will be able to demonstrate performance of AHIMA’s Health Information Management Baccalaureate Degree Entry-level Competencies of Domains I.A., III.A, IV.A, B, and C.

Learning Outcomes


Students will become familiar with management of the coding function and revenue cycle process as it relates to healthcare. Students who complete this course should be able to:

  1. Discuss the use of standards to achieve interoperability of healthcare information systems.
  2. Evaluate and implement national health information initiatives in the healthcare delivery system for application to information systems policies and procedures.
  3. Analyze system selection processes and evaluate and recommend various applications for healthcare systems.
  4. Apply the systems development life cycle to the implementation of health information systems.
  5. Apply knowledge of data base architecture and design to meet organizational needs for implementation of health information systems.
  6. Monitor the use of clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in an organization’s health information systems.
  7. Apply knowledge of database querying and data mining techniques to facilitate information retrieval.
  8. Outline data security protection methods.
  9. Evaluate department and organizational data and information system security policies.
  10. Recommend elements that must be included in the design of audit trails and data quality monitoring programs.
  11. Recommend elements that should be included in the design and implementation of risk assessment, contingency planning, and data recovery procedures.

Course Materials

Required Textbooks

Health Information Management: Concepts, principles, and practice, 2nd Ed. LaTour, K.M. & Eichenwald-Maki, S.

Electronic Health Records, 5th ED. Amatayakul, M.

Grading Information

Assignments, quizzes, and examinations will be graded on a point system with an accumulating point total. The course grade is based on the number of points the student has achieved divided by the total number of points available. 

GRADING SCALE:

A+ = 100%                               C+ = 79%

A   = 92 - 99%                          C   = 72 - 78%

A- = 90 - 91%                           C- = 70 - 71%

B+ = 89%                                 D = 60 - 69%   

B- = 80 - 81%                           F = below 60%

B   = 82 - 88%                                                 

HIM M410 is a core course.  A minimum grade of “C" (72%) is required.

 

Class Policies Regarding Graded Work

**The following policies are in effect for all individual deliverables throughout the semester, unless noted otherwise. **

*** Attendance & Participation***
Students are expected to be an active participant online. Students are expected to organize his or her schedule so that all work is completed on time. Dates for synchronous class discussions will be posted early in the semester and students are expected to attend.  If, for reasons a student cannot attend, he/she will be responsible for all material missed. 

Students are expected to be professional in all of their communications, both verbal and written in this and all HIA courses, to the course instructor as well as fellow students. Any unprofessional or inappropriate communication will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disciplinary action as outlined in the Health Information Management program manual. Communication that is deemed inappropriate or unprofessional will be reviewed and determined at the discretion of the course instructor and/or program director.

Ten (10) points will be awarded for participation in each module where a forum posting is required.

***Late Work***
Forum postings - No points will be awarded for students who have not completed the requirements for participation and/or any postings done after the due date.

Assignments – five percent (5%) will be deducted for each late day after the published due date.

***Original Work***

Honesty is an integral characteristic of a health professional.  Cheating and plagiarism are forbidden and subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Health             Information Administration Program Student Handbook.  Peer group control of dishonesty is your responsibility as well.

As stated in the Code of Student Ethics: 'Students must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge indebtedness whenever they do any of the following:

A. Quote another person's actual words, either oral or written;

                        B. Paraphrase another person's words, either oral or written;

                        C. Use another person's ideas, opinion or theory; or

                        D. Borrow facts, statistics or other illustrative material, unless the

     information is common knowledge."

 Failure to acknowledge any of the above matters constitutes plagiarism.  If

students are caught plagiarizing; they will be subject to the disciplinary process

as outlined in the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and

Conduct.

 

***Exams***
Exams are to be treated as you would in a face-to-face class. You are allowed one (1) attempt for each exam and the time is limited as indicated at the start of each exam.  The score is automatically submitted when the time expires. 

 

Students are given a 24 hour timeframe to complete exams. Exam dates will be posted on the course schedule. Only in extenuating circumstances such as an unexpected illness, death of a close family member or as determined by the instructor will a student be allowed to make up an exam.

Oncourse Tests & Surveys generates an activity log for every time a student logs into a course. Exams will be monitored through this log. You are allowed one attempt, therefore one log-in to access an exam. Time is also set for each exam. If a student goes over the amount of time allowed for the period of the exam you will be given an automatic 0 (zero). For example, Exam 1 should have only one retrieval listed in your name and no more than 90 minutes or an hour and a half in which to complete the exam.

If more than one retrieval of an exam is noted on the activity log a student will receive a zero (0).

 

NOTE: The instructor will keep students apprised of assignment grades via the online class Grade book. Students are responsible for contacting the instructor if they do not receive any grade by 10 days after the assignment submission date.

 

 

IU Academic Policies

This course is governed by IU academic policies in the following areas:

  • Grading Guidelines
  • Writing Standards
  • Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
  • Course Evaluations
  • Students With Disabilities

ACADEMIC STANDARDS

This course is a core course. A minimum grade of “C” (72%) is required to maintain your academic standing in the HIA program.

Additional Information

SUCCESSFUL STUDY USING ONCOURSE

The home page of Oncourse has links, video tutorials and several tips and updates to help you navigate the website. IU has prepared a reference page containing links to information about a variety of resources to help you function successfully in your online Oncourse class.

http://www.indiana.edu/~ittrain/oncourse/overview/oncourse_student_overview.html

  • Watch the above podcast to see the ways you'll work in your courses.

A customized document for navigating Oncourse has been created for you. You can obtain a link to that document in the resources tab of your course. It will be the first listed document.

Right to Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities

Indiana University is committed to creating a learning environment and academic community that promotes educational opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities. Course instructors are asked to make reasonable accommodations, upon request by the student or the university, for such disabilities. It is the responsibility of students with documented physical or learning disabilities seeking accommodation to notify their course instructor and the relevant campus office that deals with such cases in a timely manner concerning the need for such accommodation. Indiana University will make reasonable accommodations for access to programs, services, and facilities as outlined by applicable state and federal laws.

Campus support office:
Patricia Hicks, Disabilities Coordinator, Hawthorn 239, 219-980-6798
Student Support Services www.iun.edu/~supportn


CAHIIM Curriculum Requirements

III. Domain:  Health Services Organization and Delivery

III.A. Subdomain:  Healthcare Delivery Systems

 

1.  Evaluate and implement national health information initiatives in the healthcare delivery system for application to information systems policies and procedures.

IV.  Information Technology and Systems

IV.A.  Subdomain:  Information and Communication Technologies

 

1.  Implement and manage use of technology, including hardware and software to ensure data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of information.

 

2.  Contribute to the development of networks, including intranet and Internet applications to facilitate the electronic health record (EHR), personal health record (PHR), public health, and other administrative applications.

 

3.  Interpret the use of standards to achieve interoperability of healthcare information systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Information and Communication Technologies

 

  • Computer concepts (hardware components, network systems architectures, operating systems and languages, and software packages and tools) (Analyzing, 4)

 

  • Communications technologies (networks—LANS, WANS, WLANS, VPNs) (Understanding, 2)
  • Data interchange standards (such as NIST, HL7, 5010, Reference Information Modeling (RIM)) (Analyzing, 4)

 

  • Internet technologies (Intranet, web-based systems, standards – SGML, XML) (Analyzing, 4)

 

  • Data, information, and file structures (data administration, data definitions, data dictionary, data modeling, data structures, data warehousing, database management systems) (Evaluating, 5)

 

  • System interoperability, data sharing, Health Information Exchanges (Evaluating, 5)

 

  • Nation-wide Health  Information Infrastructure  NHIN (Applying, 3)

IV.B.  Subdomain:  Information Systems

 

1.  Apply knowledge of database architecture and design (such as data dictionary, data modeling, data warehousing) to meet organizational needs.

 

2.  Monitor use of clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in the organization’s health information systems.

 

3.  Manage clinical indices/databases/registries.

 

4.  Apply appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage.

 

5.  Apply knowledge of database querying and data mining techniques to facilitate information retrieval.

 

6.  Implement and manage knowledge-based applications to meet end-user information requirements.

 

7.  Design and generate administrative reports using appropriate software.

 

8.  Apply appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage.

 

9.  Participate in system selection processes (RFI and RFP).

10.  Evaluate and recommend clinical, administrative, and specialty service applications (RFP vender selection, electronic record, clinical coding).

11.  Apply appropriate systems to life cycle concepts, including systems analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance to the selection of healthcare information systems.

Information Systems

 

  • Leading development of health information resources & systems (Analyzing, 4)

 

  • Database Architecture and Design  (Evaluating, 5)

 

  • Human factors and user interface design (Applying, 3)

 

  • Systems Development  Life Cycle (systems analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance) (Evaluating, 5)

 

  • Clinical, business, and specialty systems applications (administrative, clinical decision support systems, electronic health record and computer-based health record systems, nursing, ancillary service systems, patient numbering systems at master and enterprise levels)  (Evaluating, 5)

 

  • Regional Health Information Exchange (RHIO RHIE?), Health Information Exchanges (HIE), Regional Health Extension Centers (RHEC) (Evaluating, 5)

 

  • Project management (Evaluating, 5)

 

IV.C.  Subdomain:  Data Security

 

1.  Protect electronic health information through confidentiality and security measures.

 

2.  Protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology.

 

3.  Implement and monitor department and organizational data and information system security policies.

 

4.  Recommend elements that must be included in the design of audit trails and data quality monitoring programs.

 

5.  Recommend elements that should be included in the design and implementation of risk assessment, contingency planning, and data recovery procedures.

Data Security

 

  • Data security protection methods (such as authentication encryption, decryption, firewalls) (Analyzing, 4)

 

  • Data security (audits, controls, data recovery, e-security) (Evaluating, 5)