Jun 19, 2024  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HIM 100 - Introduction to Health Information Management

This course provides an overview of health information management within the broader context of healthcare delivery systems and patient information systems. The evolution of health records from paper to electronic will be explored.  Vocabularies and classification systems will be introduced, and the field of health information professionals will be discussed, including review of the core model and code of ethics.

Prerequisites & Notes

Assignment Overview
12 weekly lessons and a final exam

Course Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the basic organization of the various types of hospitals and healthcare organizations, and the impact of external forces on the industry.
  2. Examine the evolution, development and maintenance of health records.
  3. Differentiate among and identify the correct uses of classifications, vocabularies, terminologies, and standards.
  4. Compare and contrast the educational requirements, credentialing requirements, and roles and functions of a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
  5. Explain the requirements for maintaining certification as a RHIA and RHIT.
  6. Interpret the health information management (HIM) professional core model.
  7. Research the growing settings of practice available to HIM professionals in traditional and non-traditional settings and describe HIM functions in these settings.
  8. Research job descriptions for the following HIM functions and compare and contrast the duties and responsibilities for each: Coding, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Informatics Governance, Release of Information, and Quality Improvement.
  9. Describe the importance of a professional code of ethics and specifically the HIM Code of Ethics.

Credits: 3

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