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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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HIT 100 - Introduction to Health Information Management

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

An overview of health care delivery systems and mechanisms in the U.S. Includes the medical model of healthcare and delivery, public policy, healthcare finance and regulation, data content structures and standards, information protection, informatics, and the role of leadership.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain mechanisms and elements used in the collection and maintenance of health data in data management.
  2. Identify and use secondary data presentations.
  3. Validate the reliability and use of secondary data sources.
  4. Explain usability and accessibility of health information by patients, including current trends and future challenges.
  5. Explain current trends and future challenges in health information exchange.
  6. Summarize a collection methodology for data to guide strategic and organizational management.
  7. Apply knowledge of database architecture and design.

  1. Introduction and History of Modern Healthcare in the U.S.
    1. Health Information Management Profession
    2. Healthcare delivery systems
    3. Health Information functions, purpose, and users
  2. Delivering Healthcare
    1. Organization of healthcare at the federal, state, and local levels
    2. Structure and function of hospital clinical and administrative units
    3. Different types of long term care facilities, with an emphasis on their function
    4. Organization of health care delivery in the outpatient setting, including ancillary services
    5. Role of healthcare providers, including delivery of care, education and licensing requirements
  3. Financing Healthcare
    1. Models of health care financing in the U.S.
    2. Organization and function of Medicate and Medicaid
    3. Organization and structure of network-based managed care health insurance programs
    4. Concepts of billing and reimbursement in medicine
    5. Concepts of coding and billing
    6. Methods to control medical costs
  4. Regulating Healthcare
    1. Role of the Department of Health and Human Services
    2. Role of JCAHO and the process of accreditation and certification of health care organizations in the U.S.
    3. Major health care regulatory bodies in the U.S.
    4. Key processes in regulating the confidentiality and safety of the patient in the health care environment
    5. Legal aspects of medicine
      1. Medical malpractice
      2. Tort reform
  5. Data Content Structures and Documentation
    1. Health record content and documentation
    2. Clinical Terminologies, classifications, and code systems
    3. Data Management
    4. Secondary data sources
  6. Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, and Archival Privacy and Security
    1. Health law
    2. Data privacy confidentiality
    3. Data security
  7. Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
    1. Health information technologies
    2. Healthcare information
    3. Database architecture and design
  8. Leadership
    1. Performance improvement
    2. Management

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18

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