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Health Information Management (HIM)

HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems (3 cr.) Teaches basic concepts of microcomputer software (to include operating systems, word processing,  spreadsheets, and database applications. Focuses on microcomputer applications and information systems in the Healthcare environment. Provides a working introduction to electronic health information systems for allied health, teaching students how the adoption of electronic health records affects them as future healthcare professionals. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HIM 141 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I (3 cr.) Focuses on health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HIM 142 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems II (3 cr.) Continues focus of health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HIM 150 Health Records Management (3 cr.) Presents documentation format and content of the medical record relevant to the coding function. Introduces application of standard techniques for filing, maintenance, and acquisition of health information. Examines the processes of collecting, computing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data related to health care services. Includes legal and regulatory guidelines for the control and use of health information data. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HIM 193 PACS Administration I (3 cr.) This course will introduce basic theories and key components of a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).  Instruction will focus on PACS history as well as basic knowledge and principles for implementation. The course will explore topics such as basic theory and principles of PACS administration, networking, communication, and project management within a health care system. In addition, the requirements for the CIIP exam as administered by the American Board of Imaging Informatics will be reviewed. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HIM 195 Healthcare Compliance and Billing (3 cr.) Introduces major regulatory and reimbursement systems for all types of healthcare providers. Introduces fundamental elements of a compliance program. Focuses on appropriate documentation, audits, monitoring, and techniques for maintaining compliance with federal and state requirements. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HIM 230 Information Systems and Technology in Healthcare (3 cr.)Explores computer technology and system application in health care. Introduces the information systems life cycle. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

HIM 233 Electronic Health Records Management (3 cr.) Studies new trends in management and processing of health information with emphasis on the electronic health record (EHR). Covers the definition, benefits, standards, functionality, confidentiality and security, and  impact of the EHR in the healthcare environment. Explores implementation of the EHR including infrastructure required, project management techniques, information technology systems, workflow processes and redesign in various health care settings. Discusses legal issues created by implementation of the EHR. Prerequisites: HIM 130 and HIM 230. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HIM 253 Health Records Coding (4 cr.) Examines the development of coding classification systems. Introduces ICD-9-CM coding classification system, its format and conventions. Stresses basic coding steps and guidelines according to body systems. Provides actual coding exercises in relation to each system covered. Lecture 4 hours per week.

HIM 254 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement (4 cr.) Stresses advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual medical records. Introduces CPT-4 coding system and guidelines for out-patient/ambulatory surgery coding. Introduce prospective payment system and its integration with ICD-9-CM coding. Lecture 4 hours per week.

HIM 293 PACS Administration II (3 cr.) This course will build on the basic principles presented in HIM 193 while integrating the technical aspects of PACS. This course will focus on topics such as connectivity, image management, data storage, IT interfacing, system management and troubleshooting. Finally the future of PACS and advanced technologies will be discussed. Lecture 3 hours per week.