Health Informatics & Information Management

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 120
Survey of Health Care Delivery (4)

Hospital ownership and organization, long term care, home health agencies, hospices, mental health treatment facilities, ambulatory care centers, social service agencies. Medical staff, educational preparationof health care professionals, medical ethics. Roles of government in health care. Health care financing. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 125
Hospital and Clinic Patient Records (5)

Uses, content, interpretation, evaluation and basic processing procedures of hospital, physician office, and dental medical records. Overview of paper record storage and access systems. Electronic health records for the hospital setting. Personal health records. Medical identity theft prevention procedures. Previously HCI 121. Prerequisites: HIIM 134 Medical Terminology or BIOL 170 Human Biology. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 134
Medical Terminology (5)

Study of word elements (prefixes, suffixes and roots), terms in anatomy and physiology, selected diseases, symptoms, procedures, x-ray and laboratory tests in common usage, and commonly used medical abbreviations. Accurate spelling, meaning of terms and word elements, and pronunciation. Previously HCI 132. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or COMPASS test score showing readiness for ENGL& 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 154
Medical Reimbursement Systems (5)

Overview of inpatient/outpatient health insurance plans, revenue cycles, health insurance claims, health insurance terminology, reimbursement methodologies for professional services, completion of billing forms, fraud and abuse/HIPAA issues, processing, various prospective payment systems. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher ofHIIM 171 and HIIM 172 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 170
Legal Aspects of Health Care (4)

An introduction to legal concepts court functions, and practices. Confidentiality/release of information standards with practice including HIPAA requirements, confidentiality, security of data, and fraud/abuseissues. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 and HIIM 125 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM adversor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 171
Basic ICD-10 Coding (5)

Instruction and practice with ICD-10CM/PCS systems. Introduction to Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) and their relationship to coding assignment and financing health care. Previously HIC 221. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher HIIM 125, HIIM 134, HIIM 174 and HIIM 175 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM Advisor permission req. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 172
CPT Coding (5)

Instruction and practice in outpatient coding using CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Ethical and legal coding practices stressed. Reimbursement methodologies related to APC's and RBRVS. Previously HCI 172. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher - HIIM 171, 174, 175 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM Advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 173
Intermediate Medical Coding (5)

Diagnosis and procedure coding using ICD-10 and CPT. Coding/abstracting, entering data into computerized encoder/grouper/abstracting system. Utilize DRGs and APCs. Other Coding Systems, fraud and abuse and compliance issues discussed. Previously HCI 222. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 171 and 172 . HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 174
Pharmacology (3)

Terminology for medication ordering, dosing, administration. Effective use of drug references. Classes of drugs and common drugs in each class. Effect of drugs on living organs and tissues, side effects of drugs, contraindications, drug-drug interactions, controlled substances and schedules, common drug regimens. Previously HCI 214. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 134 or BIOL& 170. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 175
Human Diseases (5)

Introduction to principles of general mechanisms of diseases including etiology, prognosis, signs and symptoms. Relationship of normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur as a result of illness. Rationale for common therapies, laboratory tests & drugs for selected diseases. Previously HCI 215. Prerequisites: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 134 and BIOL& 170. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 219
Health Care Statistics (4)

Review of basic mathematical functions, measures of central tendency & variability, principles of manual & computer graphic display. Census calculations/reports. Health facility patient averages and rates. Public health statistical data collection and reporting. Institutional Research Review Board processes. Previously HCI 223. Prerequisite: Successful completion HIIM 125; HIIM 120 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 220
Quality Improvement in Healthcare (5)

Evaluation of medical care and its relationship to the credentialing process in health care facilities. Utilization review requirements & procedures. Patient safety and risk management principles. Joint Commission and National Committee for Quality Assurance. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in HIIM 219, 225, and 228. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 224
Management for Health Information Supervisors (5)

Health Information Department management. Written/oral communications, legal aspects of supervision, job analysis/descriptions, interviewing, hiring, new staff orientation, staff education, motivation, problem employees, performance evaluations, unions, policies, procedures, office safety/layout, planning, budgets. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the second year of the Health Information Technology program. Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in all HIIM courses required in the HIT program. HIIM Advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 225
Computers in Health Care (5)

This course provides an overview of health care industry computer applications and technology; systems interoperability; health care facility databases/repositories; patient electronic health records; computersecurity; legal aspects of electronic records; networking; Internet issues in health care; PubMed. Prerequisite: CIS 105 or equivalent and completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in HIIM 120. HIIM advisor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 226
Alternative Care Record Systems (4)

Health record content requirements, information systems, and regulations in skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, physician offices, hospital outpatient settings, prison health care, occupational health clinics, mental health settings. Cancer registries. Medical staff office. Health record consulting. Prerequisite: Completion of HIIM 219, 225, 228 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 228
Medical Coding Practicum (2)

Diagnosis and procedure coding using ICD-10 and CPT. Coding/abstracting health records and entering data into computerized encoder/grouper/abstracting system. Utilize Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs). Coding compliance in relation to fraud and abuse in coding/billing. Prerequisite: Completion of HIIM 173 with 2.0 or above. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 234
Professional Practice Experience (4)

Practice in coding, abstracting, calculating statistics, capturing and reporting tumor registry data, releasing patient information, entering and retrieving computer data, analyzing records for deficiencies, and evaluating department systems in a variety of clinical health care facilities. Previously HCI 231. Prerequisite: Formal acceptance into the second year of the Health InformationTechnology program, completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 219 , 225 and 228. Completion of HIIM 220 and 226 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 235
Health Information Technology Capstone Course (4)

Student teams research and present business plans for a new clinic health information department Investigate, select and present department functions, job descriptions, supplies/equipment list, policies, procedures, flow charts, layout, and budget according to team-developed planning time table. Previously HCI 232. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the second year of the Health Information Technology program, completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in all courses required in the HIT program. HIIM advisor Permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 291
Special Topics in Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. Previously HCI 291. HIIM advisor permission only. Student option grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 292
Special Topics in Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. Previously HCI 292. HIIM advisor permission only.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 293
Special Topics in Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. Previously HCI 293. HIIM advisor permission only.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 295
Special Topics in Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. Previously HCI 295. HIIM advisor permission only.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 297
Individual Project in Health Infor/Info Mgmt (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 298
Individual Project in Health Infor/Info Mgmt (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 299
Individual Project in Health Infor/Info Mgmt (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.