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Health Information Management

HIM 1000   INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (MAT 0024 with a minimum grade of C or MAT 0028 with a minimum grade of C) and Admission to Health Information Technology AS or Medical Coder CT or Healthcare Informatics CT.  This course is an introduction to the health information management department, the role of the health information technician as a member of the health care team and the health information professional organization. Content to be addressed includes the fundamentals of health information practice, content and format of various types of medical records, numbering and filing systems, and health care data sets.

HIM 1005   HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS PROJECT MANAGEMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Health Information Technology AS or the Healthcare Informatics Certificate degree and (CGS 1100 with a grade of “C” or better or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement) and HIM 1102 with a grade of “C” or better and Corequisite: HIM 2652 with a grade of “C” or better. This course provides an overview of healthcare informatics project management and introduces the concepts necessary to identify the major components that lead to the successful completion of an healthcare informatics project. Concepts include project planning; tracking and implementation; task delegation; time, money, and outcomes management of projects. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1102   INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 with a minimum grade of “C” or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement. This course studies the collection and organization of patient health information, the effective management of information using computer technology, and the impact of such technology on medical research, education, and patient care. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1110   STANDARD HEALTHCARE PRACTICES

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and HIM 1000 with a grade of “C” or higher. This course serves as an introduction to nomenclature and classification systems, reimbursement issues, and indexes and registries in a health information (medical record) department. Related health information management practices in ambulatory care, long term care, rehabilitation, and mental health facilities are addressed. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1211   HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Management A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program or The Healthcare Informatics A.S. degree and (CGS 1070 with a grade of “C” or better or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement) and HIM 1000 with a grade of “C” or better. This course is an introduction to theory and practical methodology utilized in a health information (medical record) department. Computer and information systems in health care are discussed with emphasis on systems encountered by health information managers. Included is a review of new technologies in relation to the evolving electronic medical record. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1212   DATA AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Health Information Technology A. S. degree or Healthcare Informatics Certificate. This course introduces building healthcare information architecture for integrated delivery systems. Database theory, design, and management concepts with emphases on data integrity, security, and data mining/trending using query and report generation from healthcare data warehouses will be addressed. Workflow and process re/design to support clinical, financial, and administrative reporting and decision making will also be covered. 32 contact hours.

HIM 1430   PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. Degree or the Medical Coder Certificate program) and Corequisite HIM 1442 with a grade of “C” or better. This course focuses on general principles, etiology and pathophysiology of human diseases. A living body systems approach is utilized which includes basic anatomy, physiology, manifestations of disease states, and medical complications. Diagnostic procedures and treatment of each disease are investigated. 

HIM 1442   PHARMACOLOGY FOR HIM PROFESSIONALS

credits: 2  

Prerequisites:(Admission to Health Information Technology AS program or Admission to Medical Coder Certificate program) And (BSC 1084C with a minimum grade of C) or
(BSC 2085 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 2085L with a minimum grade of C and BSC 2086 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 2086L with a minimum grade of C). This courses is designed to introduce Health Information Management (HIM) students to the most common drugs utilized in healthcare. This knowledge will help students recognize drug categories and generic and trade name drugs.

HIM 1800   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE I

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or Health Care Informatics Certificate program or Medical Coder Certificate program and Corequisite: HIM 2012 with a minimum grade of “C”.  This clinical practice allows the student to experience and practice generic health information management department functions in a simulated health information management environment. Topics addressed include typical workflow patterns; admission/registration processes; record analysis; management of standard health record documents; record filing and numbering systems; retention and retrieval procedures; and electronic health record (EHR) activities. The student will utilize various types of equipment and software representative of a health information management department. 

HIM 2003   HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS PRACTICUM

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Healthcare Informatics A.S. degree program or the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program. Prerequisites for Healthcare Informatics Certificate students: HIM 1102, HIM 1212, HIM 1002, HIM 2652, with grades of “C” or better or program director approval. Pre- or corequisite for Healthcare Informatics A.S. students: HIM 2004 with a grade of “C” or better. This course prepares the student to gain information in healthcare informatics operations and activities which will allow them to apply this knowledge in a project associated with healthcare informatics operations. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2004   HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS CAPSTONE

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Healthcare Informatics A.S. degree program and all Healthcare Informatics Certificate courses: CGS 1070, HSA 1100, HIM 1002, HIM 1102, HIM 1212, HIM 2003, and HIM 2652 all with grades of “C” or better or program director approval. This course focuses on theories and principles of healthcare informatics in order to integrate and apply these concepts to real-world electronic health/medical record functions. The course may involve case studies and/or other projects. The student will produce reports and present portfolio documentation as assigned by the instructor. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2008   INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Requisites: Admission to HDM-ATC and HIM 2214 with a minimum grade of C and CGS 1070 with a minimum grade of C or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement satisfied. This course is an introduction to the health data management profession and the role of the health data analyst as a member of the healthcare team. Content to be addressed includes the fundamentals of health data practice, content and format of various types of health records, emerging technologies, and health care data sets. Students learn about data collection procedures, typical workflow, and management of the health record documentation form patient admission through discharge.

HIM 2012   HEALTH LAW CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or the Health Sciences A.S degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program or Healthcare Informatics Certificate program. This course is an in-depth study of the federal, state and local laws which govern the preparation and use of medical records in the health care delivery system. Topics include the medical record as a legal document and release of information. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2214   HEALTHCARE STATISTICS AND RESEARCH

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and any college level MAC, MGF or STA course with a grade of “C” or better. This course addresses computation of rates and percentages for basic healthcare statistics with introduction to vital statistics, data display, report generation, and research methodologies. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2215   HEALTH DATA ANALYSIS

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to Health Information Technology AS and HIM 2214 with a minimum grade of C and Corequisite: HIM 2253 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 2723 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to the basic principles of acquiring, managing, manipulating, and analyzing health care data. 

HIM 2222   BASIC ICD CODING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program) and (Corequisites: HIM 1000 with a grade of “C” or better and HIM 1430 with a grade of “C” or better). This course is an introduction to the basic coding principles of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2223   INTRODUCTION TO CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or Health Sciences A.S. degree program or Medical Coder Certificate program. This course will review the various medical coding systems used for reimbursement of healthcare services and focus primarily on International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems utilized by hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. Various reimbursement methodologies including Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups (APCs), and Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) will be addressed. The use of computer software and systems such as encoders, charge master and revenue cycle tools, and electronic billing processes to support accurate and efficient coding, billing, and reimbursement operations will also be covered. 32contact hours.

HIM 2234   ADVANCED ICD CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Health Information Management A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program and HIM 1430 and HIM 2222 with grades of “C” or better or program director approval. Pre- or corequisite: HSC 1149C with a grade of “C” or better. This is an advanced course in the use of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system. The course is designed to increase the quality and accuracy of code selection by applying the decision-making process using well defined medical record review methodologies and official coding guidelines. The course will also provide methodologies to conduct validation studies of coded data, evaluate the content of medical record documentation, and verify the accuracy of Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) and/or Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) assignments. 47 contact hours.

HIM 2253   BASIC CPT CODING

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: (Admissions to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program) and HIM 1430 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to the basic coding principals, characteristics and conventions of coding using the Physicians Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) coding nomenclature. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2283   ADVANCED CPT CODING & REIMBURSEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Health Information Management A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program and HIM 1430, HIM 2222 and HIM 2253 with a grade of “C” or better or program director approval. Pre- or corequisite: HSC 1149C. This course will apply coding principles from an outpatient coding perspective. It will utilize both International Classification of Disease (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding classifications. The course will prepare the student to work with reimbursement methodologies and issues, such as Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) and Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS). 47 contact hours.

HIM 2500   ORGANIZATION AND SUPERVISION

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and HIM 1110 with a minimum grade of “C” and HIM 2012 with a minimum grade of “C”. This course is an introduction to supervisory management, human resources, and personnel and financial management. Included are employment skills, budgeting, human relations, and methods for analyzing and improving systems.  32 contact hours.

HIM 2510   QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and corequisite HIM 2500 with a minimum grade of C and corequisites HIM 2820 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to health care Quality and Performance Improvement. An introduction is also provided in compliance, utilization management, risk management, and credentialing. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2621   HEALTH DATA ANALYTICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to HDM-ATC and Corequisite: HIM 2008 with a minimum grade of C
or HIM 2xxB with a minimum grade of C. This course provides the basic statistical concepts and methods useful in conducting research and evaluating results in studies done by others. In addition, the course explores computation of rates and percentages for basic healthcare statistics with introduction to vital statistics, data display, report generation, and research methodologies.

HIM 2652   ELECTRONIC HEALTH/MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEMS

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Information Technology A.A. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program or the Health Science A.S. degree program or the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program and prerequisite: HIM 1102 with a minimum grade of C. This course addresses information systems theory, electronic health record concepts and associated infrastructure and applications, as well as strategic planning and implementation of health record information systems. Additional issues covered include regulatory concepts, privacy and security requirements, best practices, and future trends. 32 contact hours.

HIM 2662   CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to HDM-ATC and HIM 2008 with a minimum grade of C and Corequisite: HIM 2xxD with a minimum grade of C or HIM 2932 with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces building healthcare information architecture for integrated delivery systems. Database theory, design, and management concepts with emphases on data integrity, security, and data mining/trending using query and report generation from healthcare data warehouses are addresses. Workflow and process redesign to support clinical, financial, and administrative reporting and decision-making will also be covered.

HIM 2722   ICD-CM CODING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admission to Health Information Technology AS program or Admission to Medical Coder Certificate program) and HIM 2222 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) Coding System. Students will learn to code diagnoses that describe patient illnesses, diseases, conditions, injuries, or other reasons for seeking healthcare services. 

HIM 2723   ICD-PCS CODING

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admission to Health Information Technology AS program or Admission to Medical Coder Certificate program) and HIM 2722 with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introdution to the use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). It is a coding system used by hospitals for coding inpatient procedures. 

HIM 2801   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE-TRANSCRIPTION

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: HIM 2033C or program director approval. Corequisite: HIM 2034C. This clinical practicum allows the student to experience and practice transcription in an acute care or alternative care setting. Topics addressed will be legal and ethical issues, confidentiality, and proper transcription techniques and procedures. The student will become familiar with and utilize various types of equipment used in transcription. 60 contact hours.

HIM 2810   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE II

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (Admissions to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program or the Medical Coder Certificate program) and HIM 2253 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 2722 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 1442 with a minimum grade of C and corequisite HIM 2723 with a minimum grade of C. This course allows the student to perform medical coding functions in a professional practice setting (either a simulated or an actual health information management environment. Students will apply knowledge and skills for coding patient records using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems. 60 contact hours.

HIM 2820   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE III

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Health Information Technology A.S. degree program and HIM 2810 with a minimum grade of C and corequisite: HIM 2510 with a minimum grade of C.This clinical practice allows the Health Information Management A.S. degree student to participate in health information management functions in either an acute care or other health care setting. Topics addressed include standard HIM department fundctions, billing and reimbursement, release of information, management, and supervision activities. The student will become familiar with and utilize various types of equipment, systems, and processes used in health information management departments. 90 contact hours.

HIM 2932   CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to HDM-ATC and HIM 2008 with a minimum grade of C and Corequisite: HIM 2662 with a minimum grade of C or HIM 2xxD with a minimum grade of C. This course provides a discussion of emerging issues and trends in the healthcare informatics and health information management (HIM) field. Students integrate and apply knowledge and skills learned in prior HIM courses. Students develop a capstone project in which they apply principles of good practice in health information management.

HIM 2960   CREDENTIALING EXAM REVIEW

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: (Admission to Health Information Technology AS progam or Admission to Medical Coder Certificate program or Admission to Health Care Informatics Certificate progam) and HIM 2810 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 2723 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 1800 with a minimum grade of C and HIM 1212 with a minimum grade of C. This course provides students the opportunity to review for their national credentialing exams. Weekly assignments and instructor led discussions will assist the students with their test preparations. 


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