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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HIM 214 - Health Information Technology

This course provides the framework for all stages of the management of health information technologies. As health information systems have become increasingly integral to the provision of quality healthcare services, the need for cohesive, effective health information systems has become critical. Students will learn the fundamentals of health records, including the required content, rules and regulations regarding maintenance of the records, as well as the basics of how to plan, design, and implement systems to meet this need.

Prerequisites & Notes
HIM 100 and HA 205

Assignment Overview
12 weekly lessons and a final exam

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

  1. Understand the fundamentals and contents of health records, the genesis from paper to electronic records and the basics of health information systems.
  2. Recognize the fundamentals of healthcare data analytics.
  3. Understand how information systems are part of an organization’s overall strategy.
  4. Define the terms medical record, electronic health record (EHR), electronic medical record (EMR), and personal health record (PHR).
  5. For each term in the preceding objective, define their attributes, functionality, and basic operational standards.
  6. Describe the consumer’s empowerment impact on PHRs and their role in value-drive healthcare initiatives.
  7. Discuss the current state of PHR utilization.
  8. Identify the policies and practices that may aid in overcoming barriers and enabling adoption of PHRs.
  9. Explain the role of the HIM professional in maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of PHRs.

Credits: 3

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