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HIM S101 Introduction to Health Information Management I

3 credits (2+2)

An overview of health care systems and the health information management profession.  Introduces classification systems, health record content and documentation, data governance and management, and secondary data sources.  Presents information protection, access disclosure, archival, privacy and security.  Introduces informatics, analytics and data use, including health information technologies, information management strategic planning, decision support, health care statistics, research methods, consumer informatics, health information exchange and information integrity and data quality. 

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

This online course is for students admitted into the Health Information Management program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain Classification Systems
  2. Demonstrate understanding and use of health record content and documentation standards
  3. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of health data
  4. Explain data management including secondary data sources
  5. Apply health law to the practice of health information management
  6. Identify data privacy, confidentially and security standards of practice
  7. Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information
  8. Identify Information management strategic planning
  9. Explain analytics and decision support
  10. Recognize the use of health care statistics
  11. Explain common research methodologies and why they are used in health care
  12. Explain consumer informatics
  13. Explain current trends in health information exchange
  14. Apply Policies and procedures to ensure information integrity and data quality

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