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HIM 117 Health Information Technology II
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Introduction to the fundamental concepts of health data management derived from healthcare functions and processes. Policies for data governance are reviewed, focusing on accuracy, integrity and compliance of data reporting to support patient care, reimbursement, and quality improvement programs. Primary and secondary users of health data are identified. Students will also investigate the impact of collecting data for statistical analysis to identify trends and to support decision making efforts related to healthcare. Prerequisite: HIM115.

Prerequisites: HIM115

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Domain I. (Comprehension Level) Data Content, Structure & Standards (Information Governance) (CSLO 2, 4)

Subdomain I.C Data Governance
1. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data

Subdomain I.D. Data Management
1. Collect and maintain health data
2. Apply graphical tools for data presentations
Subdomain I.E. Secondary Data Sources
1. Identify and use secondary data sources

Domain II. (Application Level) Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy & Security (CSLO 2, 4)

Subdomain II.A. Health Law
2. Identify the use of legal documents
Subdomain II.B. Data Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
1. Apply confidentiality, privacy and security measures and policies and procedures for internal and external use and exchange to protect electronic health information

3. Apply system security policies according to departmental and organizational data/information standards
Subdomain II.C. Release of Information
1. Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information

Domain III. (Application Level) Informatics, Analytics and Data Use (CSLO 2, 4)

Subdomain III.A. Health Information Technologies

2. Explain policies and procedures of networks, including intranet and Internet to facilitate clinical and administrative applications

Subdomain III.B. Information Management Strategic Planning
1. Explain the process used in the selection and implementation of health information management systems 2. Utilize health information to support enterprise wide decision support for strategic planning
Subdomain III.C. Analytics and Decision Support
1. Explain analytics and decision support 2. Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making

Subdomain III.D. Health Care Statistics
1. Utilize basic descriptive, institutional, and healthcare statistics
2. Analyze data to identify trends
Subdomain III.E. Research Methods
1. Explain common research methodologies and why they are used in healthcare

Subdomain III.F. Consumer Informatics
1. Explain usability and accessibility of health information by patients, including current trends and future challenges
Subdomain III.G. Health Information Exchange
1. Explain current trends and future challenges in health information exchange

Subdomain III.H. Information Integrity and Data Quality
1. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data both internal and external to the health system

Domain IV. (Application Level) Revenue Management (CSLO 2)

Subdomain IV.A. Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement

2. Evaluate the revenue cycle management processes

Domain V. (Application Level) Compliance

Subdomain V.A. Regulatory
1. Analyze policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards 2. Collaborate with staff in preparing the organization for accreditation, licensure, and/or certification

Subdomain V.C. Fraud Surveillance
1. Identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis

Domain VI. (Comprehension Level) Leadership (CSLO 2, 3)

Subdomain VI.A Leadership Roles
1. Summarize health information related leadership roles
2. Apply the fundamentals of team leadership 3. Organize and facilitate meetings
Subdomain VI.B. Change Management
1. Recognize the impact of change management on processes, people and systems

Subdomain VI.C. Work Design and Process Improvement
1. Utilize tools and techniques to monitor, report, and improve processes
2. Identify cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals
3. Utilize data for facility-wide outcomes reporting for quality management and performance improvement

Subdomain VI.D. Human Resources Management
1. Report staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions
2. Interpret compliance with local, state, federal labor regulations
3. Adhere to work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisitions in relation to job functions

Subdomain VI.E. Training and Development
1. Explain the methodology of training and development
2. Explain return on investment for employee training/development

Subdomain VI.F. Strategic and Organizational Management
1. Summarize a collection methodology for data to guide strategic and organizational management 2. Understand the importance of healthcare policy-making as it relates to the healthcare delivery system 3. Describe the differing types of organizations, services, and personnel and their interrelationships across the health care delivery system
4. Apply information and data strategies in support of information governance initiatives 5. Utilize enterprise-wide information assets in support of organizational strategies and objectives
Subdomain VI.G. Financial Management
1. Plan budgets
2. Explain accounting methodologies
3. Explain budget variances
Subdomain VI.H. Ethics
1. Comply with ethical standards of practice
2. Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics
Subdomain VI.I. Project Management
1. Summarize project management methodologies
Subdomain VI.J. Vendor/Contract Management
1. Explain Vendor/Contract Management
Subdomain VI.K. Enterprise Information Management
Apply knowledge of database architecture and design

Internal/External Standards Accreditation