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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Jan 19, 2018
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HIM 453 - Compliance, Ethics, and Information Protection

Provides students with the foundation they need to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations for protecting protected health information, as well as to understand the legal and ethical issues related to the provision of healthcare services and the management of health information.  The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Code of Ethics and Coding Ethics provide the framework for this course.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 410, HIM 402, HIM 403

Assignment Overview
12 lessons and a final

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify laws and regulations applicable to health related information management.
  • Apply legal concepts and principles to the practice of health information management.
  • Analyze privacy, security, and confidentiality policies and procedures for internal and external use, including the exchange of health information.
  • Recommend elements included in the design of audit trails and a data quality monitoring program.
  • Collaborate in the design and implementation of risk assessment, contingency planning, and data recovery procedures.
  • Analyze the security and privacy implications of mobile health technologies.
  • Develop employee educational programs in privacy, security, and confidentiality.
  • Create policies and procedures to manage access and disclosure of personal health information.
  • Protect electronic health information through confidentiality and security measures, policies and procedures.
  • Appraise current laws and standards related to health information initiatives.
  • Determine processes for compliance with current laws and standards related to health information initiatives and revenue.
  • Construct and maintain processes, policies, and procedures to ensure the accuracy of coded data based on established guidelines.
  • Manage coding audits.
  • Identify severity of illness and its impact on healthcare payment systems.
  • Determine policies and procedures to monitor for trends in abuse or fraud.
  • Implement provider querying techniques to resolve coding discrepancies.
  • Create methods to manage Present on Admission, hospital acquired conditions, and other CDI components.


Credits: 3

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