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Health Information Management

BIS 1120 - COMPUTER CONCEPTS & APPS

Introduces students to personal computer concepts including hardware, system software,


application software and the Internet. Learn the components of computer systems and
develop a broad understanding of computer hardware and emerging technologies. Utilize
productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database.
Learn Internet concepts that will allow them to use email systems and currently popular Web
browsers to work with websites and Internet applications.

HIM 1165 - DRUG CLASS FOR CODING


An overview of the major drug classifications, common drugs in each class, conditions for
which drugs are administered and their general effects to assist medical coders in analyzing
health care documentation for coding and reimbursement applications. (PreReq: HIM-1101
AND BIO-1107 OR BIO-1121 OR BIO-1141)

HIM 1110 - HEALTH INFO PROCESSING


Foundations of health information management, the Health Information Management
profession, including health care systems and organization of HIM functions, data quality,
access and retention, patient and healthcare data and data collection methodologies.
Discussion of classification systems, clinical vocabularies and nomenclatures. Two classroom,
two lab hours per week.

HIM 1204 - MED LEGAL & ETHIC HLTHCAR


Evaluation of health care records as legal documents; special emphasis on policies and
procedures concerning release of medical information and protecting patient confidentiality;
principles and organization of the judicial system; health care fraud and abuse and Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Ethical issues in health care
settings addressed. One classroom, two lab hours per week. (PreReq: DEV-0012)

HIM 1201 - INTRO MED OFFICE CODING


Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM
diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for physician services.
Additional out-of-class assignments are required. (PreReq: HIM-1101 AND BIO-1121)

HIM 1217 - ALT HLTH REC & REGISTRIES


Organization and operation of a hospital cancer program emphasizing registry case finding,
accession, indexing, abstracting and follow-up of cancer data. Purposes, uses and handling
of health information, departmental and facility administration, licensing and accreditation
requirements and introduction to payment systems in long-term care and home health care.
(PreReq: HIM-1110)

ALH 1140 - FUND OF DISEASE PROCESSES


Pathological changes associated with the most commonly occurring diseases of each body
system. Correlates changes with patient's response, diagnostic studies, and treatment
modalities. (PreReq: BIO-1107 OR BIO-1121 OR BIO-1141)

BIS 1221 - SPECIAL COMPUTER APPS HIM


Specific features of Microsoft Office applications for medical reports, narrating presentations,
Autofilters, form creation and software integration. (PreReq: BIS-1120)

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HIM 2297 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing
courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.

HIM 2145 - HLTH INFO RESOURCE MGMT


Planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting and analysis of management systems along with
job standards and performance evaluations emphasizing development of supervisory
management, leadership and communication skills. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
(PreReq: HIM-1110 AND BIS-1120)

HIM 2110 - AMBULATORY CODING


Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM
diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for outpatient facility
services. Students should possess proficiency in basic medical terminology and human
anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are required. Three classroom,
two lab hours per week. (PreReq: HIM-1201)

HIM 2165 - HC DATA IN REIMBURSEMENT


Organization of health care delivery system including managed care and capitation. Theory
and use of reimbursement systems such as Diagnostic Related Groups, Ambulatory Payment
Classifications, Resource-based Relative Value Scale. Discussion of data flow from admission
to billing and analysis of casemix. In addition, other external forces, such as Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Recovery Audit Contractors, will be
discussed. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. (PreReq: HIM-1110 AND HIM-1201)

HIM 2144 - QUAL IMP STATS & RESEARCH


Organization and analysis of data in health care quality programs including quality
assessment and monitoring, utilization and risk management and medical staff
credentialing. Theory and application of health care statistics including data definitions,
computation of formulae and research principles. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
(PreReq: HIM-1110 AND BIS-1120 AND MAT-1130 OR MAT-1270)

HIM 2278 - HIM CAPSTONE


A variety of specially designed projects, student oral presentations, case studies,
simulations, interviewing, resumes and two mock accreditation exams. Two lab hours per
week. (PreReq: HIM-2145)

HIM 2252 - PROF PRACTICE EXPERIENCE


Practical application of health information management processes, including health
information retrieval, qualitative and quantitative analysis of health data, record completion
by practioners, release of health information, document scanning, revenue cycle functions,
coding, statistical reporting, hospital-wide and HIM department quality improvement and
various other registries and department functions utilizing medical data. Ten directed
practice hours per week at an approved off-site location.

HIM 2233 - HEALTHCARE INFO SYSTEMS


An in-depth look at the use of information systems technology in the health care delivery
system. Includes information security, electronic clinical systems and health records. Two
classroom, two lab hours per week. (PreReq: HIM-1110)

HIM 2211 - INPATIENT CODING


Introduction to principles and coding conventions for using ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-CM and

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ICD-10-PCS for coding inpatient records. Students should possess proficiency in medical
terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are
required. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. (PreReq: HIM-2110)