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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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HIT 150 - Introduction to Health Management Information Systems

2 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 3 lab periods

Introduction to Health Information Management Systems (HIMS). Includes overview of electronic health record, software, administrative management, scheduling and patient management, HIPAA, and HIM roles and functions. Also includes clinical inputs and outputs; coding; billing and reimbursement; clinical decision support systems and quality improvement; personal health records; patient portals; and HIMS adoption and implementation.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data.
  2. Apply system security policies according to departmental and organizational data/information standards.
  3. Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information.
  4. Utilize software in the completion of HIM processes.
  5. Explain policies and procedures of networks, including intranet and Internet to facilitate clinical and administrative application.
  6. Explain the process used in the selection and implementation of health information management systems.

  1. Overview of Electronic Health Records
    1. Interoperability
    2. Federal Regulations
    3. Benefits
    4. Barriers to implementation
  2. Content of the Health Record
    1. History and purpose
    2. Health record data, format and content
    3. Documentation in the Health record
    4. Health record standards
    5. Ownership
  3. Introduction to Health Record Software
    1. Information processing Cycle
    2. Privacy and security
  4. Administrative Management
    1. Healthcare settings
    2. Initial patient contact, new and established patients
    3. Master patient index
    4. Insurance information
  5. Scheduling and Patient Management
    1. Facility schedule
    2. Appointment scheduling
  6. Privacy and Security of Health Information
    1. HIPAA Privacy Rule
    2. Privacy Rule enforcement
    3. Brach Notification Rule
    4. HIPAA Security Rule
    5. HIPAA Security Rule enforcement
  7. HIM Roles and Functions
    1. Chart tracking
    2. Coding
    3. Transcription
    4. Protected Health Information
    5. Analyzing the HER for completeness
  8. Clinical Inputs and Outputs
    1. Data collection
    2. E-Prescribing
    3. Clinical results reporting
    4. Meaningful use
  9. Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement
    1. Nomenclature systems
    2. Classification Systems
    3. Code assignment
    4. Coding and the EHR
    5. Billing and reimbursement
  10. Clinical Decision Support Systems and Quality Improvement
    1. Clinical Decision Support
    2. Common uses
    3. Meaningful use requirements
  11. The Personal Health Record and Patient Portal
    1. Personal Health Record (PHR)
    2. General types of PHRs
    3. Evaluation of PHRs
    4. Patient portal
  12. HIMS Adoption and Implementation
    1. Initial steps
    2. Migration plan
    3. Workflow analysis
    4. Vendor selection
    5. Cost of ownership
    6. Implementation

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22

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