Oct 25, 2020  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HIM 100 - Introduction to HIM

This course provides an overview of the roles of health information managers within the broader context of healthcare delivery systems and patient information systems.  The credentialing of health information professionals as well as the benefits of active association participation will be explored.  The responsibility of ensuring patient privacy and confidentiality will be emphasized.  

Prerequisites & Notes

Assignment Overview
5 Units (12 lessons) and a Final Exam

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand the professional definition of health information management (HIM) and technology.
  • Understand the HIM professional core model.
  • Identify the functional components of practice roles in HIM.
  • Recognize the growing settings of practice available to HIM professionals.
  • Understand the process and benefits of certification and the requirements for maintaining certification.
  • Understand the importance of a professional code of ethics and what the HIM Code of Ethics means.
  • Define personal health records (PHRs) and identify their attributes, functionality, and supporting standards.
  • Describe the impact of consumer empowerment on PHRs and their role in value-drive healthcare initiatives.
  • Discuss the current state of PHR utilization
  • Identify policies and practices that may aid in overcoming barriers and enabling adoption of PHRs.
  • Explain the role of the HIM professional in maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of PHRs.

Credits: 3

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