Indiana University Northwest
Health Information Administration Program
HIM M410 – COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN HEALTHCARE
3 Credit Hours
Instructor Name: Dorinda Sattler, MJ, RHIA, CHPS, CPHRM
Office: Dunes Medical/Professional Bld. Rm. 2150
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1 – 4 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or by appointment.
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This course is taught online via Oncourse.
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.
Health Information Management: Concepts, principles, and practice, 2nd Ed. LaTour, K.M. & Eichenwald-Maki, S.
Electronic Health Records, 5th ED. Amatayakul, M.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.