HIM 2101 - Medical Language : 3 Credits
The study of terminology common to medicine; utilizing word elements as a basis for building medical terms and analyzing meanings; defining, pronouncing, and spelling commonly used medical terms; conversion of laymanâ€™s terms to appropriate medical terminology. In addition, terminology of specific medical allied health specialties (surgery, dentistry, radiology, etc.) and abbreviations are reviewed.
HIM 2102 - Intro to Pharmacotherapeutics : 1 Credit
An introduction to the variety of drugs used for disease treatment for each body system. A general understanding of how drugs work, their potential and limitations, as well as their diversity and number will be explored.
HIM 2110 - Concepts & Principles of HIM : 2 Credits
Overview of the concepts, principles and practice of the field of health information management; professional roles within the field; professional organizations and the professional Code of Ethics; the content and structure of manual, computerized and hybrid health record and the standards that govern the development of a patient record within a health care facility; creation and management of health documents and e-forms.
HIM 2111 - HIM Technologies in Practice : 2 Credits
Application of technology to HIM practice including electronic health records, clinical information systems, management information systems in HIM; this course will focus on hands on experience with electronic systems including the Academic Electronic Health Record (AEHR) via AHIMAâ€™s virtual lab and other technology applications for creating, managing, and storing and retrieving electronic health data. Prerequisite: HIM 2110.
HIM 2777 - Independent Study : 0 - 4 Credits
HIM 3132 - Medicolegal Issues : 4 Credits
Study of the U.S. judicial system; hospital, medical staff and other professional liability; health information as evidence; consent for treatment; retention and release of medical information; the health record as a legal document; risk management, prevention and potential; confidentiality of health information; and a patient's right to know. Prerequisite: HIM 2110.
HIM 3211 - Classification Clinical Data : 4 Credits
Introduction to classification systems utilized in collecting, maintaining and retrieving specified clinical data in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis on ICD 9 CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding of data by manual or computer methods; relationship of coding to reimbursement; specialized and emerging classifications and nomenclatures. Prerequisite: HIM 2101 &2102, HIM 2110 & 2111 and BIO 3020.
HIM 3311 - Managing Human Resources : 4 Credits
Overview of quality management principles; supervisory management related specifically to managing health information services; employee selection, training and development; labor relations and employee relations; managing difficult employees and implementing disciplinary policies; employee performance; evaluation and compensation. Prerequisite: HIM 2110.
HIM 3777 - Topics: HIM Directed Practice : 0 - 4 Credits
HIM 4222 - Clinical Data Management : 3 Credits
Managing coded data in healthcare organizations; uniform data sets and healthcare informatics standards for health data collection; evaluation of data quality; DRGs, MS-DRGs and other case mix systems; revenue cycle management; data collection for enterprise; reportable and specialized databases; data mining of healthcare data. Prerequisite: HIM 3211.
HIM 4231 - Clinical Quality Management : 4 Credits
Techniques for calculating meaningful clinical, administrative, vital, and public health statistics; medical staff organization and function; evaluation of patient care; clinical information analysis; integrated quality improvement activities; patient safety; case management; utilization management; risk management; and performance improvement processes. Prerequisites: HIM 3211.
HIM 4232 - Ambulatory Reimbursement Syste : 1 Credit
Coding hospital outpatient and physician office records using the CPT/HCPCS coding system; reimbursement issues related to ambulatory/outpatient coding.. Prerequisite: HIM 3211.
HIM 4315 - Management Tools and Strategie : 4 Credits
Problem solving and decision making techniques; performance and production monitors; tools and techniques for process improvement and workflow analysis; project management; financial management concepts essential for managing departmental operations; the healthcare financial environment; financial statements, capital and operational budgeting. Prerequisite: HIM 3311.
HIM 4411 - HIS Strategies & Applications : 2 Credits
Principles of information systems development; user involvement in application design and implementation; review and assessment of existing and emerging health care information systems applications. Prerequisites: HIM 4222, HSC 2203, CIS 3105, 3107, 3108.
HIM 4421 - Alternative Health Record Syst : 2 Credits
Health record content and format; regulatory and accreditation requirements; privacy & security requirements, data standards and classification systems; computerized information systems; reimbursement and compliance issues; quality measures and reporting, and current trends and issues in a variety of types of primary healthcare settings. Prerequisite: HIM 4231, HIM 4232.
HIM 4423 - Applied Research in Health Information Management : 3 Credits
This course focuses on the role of applied research in health care services, health informatics, and health information management. Topics include research design, research methods, evaluation and outcomes research, research process, data analysis, the data-to-information-to-knowledge continuum, and ethical issues in research. Students will analyze published research projects, develop a research proposal and data collection tool(s), prepare an IRB submission, conduct and present the results of an applied research study.
HIM 4520 - Progression Program Directed P : 2 Credits
Directed Practice is a component of the professional practice experience for distance/online program with no or minimal current work experience in health information services. The focus is on the common functions, procedures and staffing requirements in hospital-based health information services. Prerequisite: HIM 2110 and HSC 2203.
HIM 4530 - Progression Prog Clin Visits : 2 Credits
Clinical Visits is a component of the professional practice experience for students in the distance/online program. Students visit and learn about the information systems in specialty or unique non-hospital settings, agencies or facilities. Prerequisites: Permission of HIIM Department.
HIM 4540 - Progression Prog Admin Proj : 2 Credits
Administrative Project is a component of the professional practice experience for students in the distance/online program. The focus is on defining and conducting a faculty-approved practice-related project with the support of an on-site mentor. Prerequisites: Permission of HIIM Department.
HIM 4550 - Progression Prog Affiliation : 2 Credits
Management Affiliation is a component of the professional practice experience for distance/online students. It provides a supervised professional practice experience that focuses on management or other approved practice environment. The Management Affiliation can be completed in hospitals, medical centers, clinics or other alternative settings across the United States. Prerequisites: Permission of the HIIM Department.
HIM 4555 - Professional Practice Placement : 4 Credits
This is a supervised professional practice experience (internship) that includes managerial or other related professional practice roles and experience in health information management departments and other health information related areas. Hospitals, medical centers, clinics and alternative healthcare facilities across the United States are used. An administrative project, visits with users of health information (finance, decision support, registries, etc.) or unique healthcare facilities or agencies are an integral component of the clinical internship.
HIM 4556 - Seminar in HIM : 2 Credits
Seminar is a student-centered experience revolving around internship experiences. Students discuss and present professional practice experiences; share learning experiences, and present project work. In addition, employment preparation and career opportunities are a focus. HIM professionals in unique career settings are invited to interact with the students. Preparation for the credentialing examination is explored to help the student transition successfully into the professional world. Prerequisite: HIM 4555 or HIM 4530, 4540, 4550.
HIM 4777 - Topics in HIM : 0 - 4 Credits
Courses not a part of the regular Health Information Management curriculum but taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity.
HIM 4999 - HIM Independent Study : 1 - 4 Credits
Advanced investigation in an area of special interest. Topic must be approved by department chair; may be related to a problem existing in a healthcare facility or may be research oriented.