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HIM 275Q Health Information Technology Practicum
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Practica - 180 Hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Through professional practice, students will apply knowledge and skills obtained in the Health Information Technology program with a healthcare organization affiliate and through professional development experiences; requires a minimum of 180 hours. Prerequisites: HIM215, (all program requirements completed prior to enrollment in HIM275Q) and HIM Director written consent.

Prerequisites: HIM215, (all program requirements completed prior to enrollment in HIM275Q) and HIM Director written consent.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

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

Subdomain I.A Classification Systems
1. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines

Subdomain I.B. Health Record Content and Documentation
1. Analyze the documentation in the health record to ensure it supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient's progress, clinical findings, and discharge status
2. Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete, and accurate
3. Identify a complete health record according to, organizational policies, external regulations, and standards
4. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines, to support documentation requirements, throughout the continuum of healthcare

Domain II. (Synthesis Level) Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy & Security (CSLO 2, 3, 4)

Subdomain II.A. Health Law
1. Apply healthcare legal terminology
2. Identify the use of legal documents
3. Apply legal concepts and principles to the practice of HIM
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
2. Apply retention and destruction policies for health information

Subdomain II.C. Release of Information
1. Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information

Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use (Evaluation Level) (CSLO 2, 3, 4)

Subdomain III.A. Health Information Technologies
1. Utilize software in the completion of HIM processes

Subdomain III.B. Information Management Strategic Planning
1. Explain the process used in the selection and implementation of health information management systems
Subdomain III.D. Health Care Statistics
1. Utilize basic descriptive, institutional, and healthcare statistics
2. Analyze data to identify trends
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 V. (Synthesis Level) Compliance (CSLO 2, 3, 4)

Subdomain V.A. Regulatory
1. Analyze policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards
3. Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to the health information management
Subdomain V.D. Clinical Documentation Improvement
1. Identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data

Domain VI. (Synthesis Level) Leadership (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)

Subdomain VI.A Leadership Roles
1. Summarize health information related leadership roles
2. Apply the fundamentals of team leadership
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

Subdomain VI.D. Human Resources Management
1. Report staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions

Subdomain VI.F. 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

Subdomain VI.H. Ethics
1. Comply with ethical standards of practice

Internal/External Standards Accreditation