Health Informatics & Information Management Courses

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HIIM 120
Healthcare Delivery in the U.S. (4)

Overview of U.S. health care delivery systems: Various healthcare settings including inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, home health, hospice, and behavioral health. Medical staff, educational preparation of health care professionals, medical ethics. Roles of government. Healthcare financing.

HIIM 125
Hospital and Clinic Patient Records (5)

Uses, content, interpretation, evaluation and basic processing procedures of hospital, physician office, and dental medical records. Overview of paper record storage and access systems. Electronic health records for the hospital setting. Personal health records. Medical identity theft prevention procedures.

HIIM 134
Medical Terminology (5)

Study of word elements (prefixes, suffixes and roots), terms in anatomy and physiology, selected diseases, symptoms, procedures, x-ray and laboratory tests in common usage, and commonly used medical abbreviations. Accurate spelling, meaning of terms and word elements, and pronunciation. Student option grading.

HIIM 154
Revenue Cycle Management (5)

Overview of inpatient/outpatient health insurance plans, revenue cycles, health insurance claims, health insurance terminology, reimbursement methodologies for professional services, completion of billing forms, fraud and abuse/HIPAA issues, processing, various prospective payment systems.

HIIM 170
Legal Aspects of Health Care (4)

An introduction to legal concepts, release of information standards, HIPAA requirements, confidentiality, privacy and security of data, court functions, and fraud/abuse issues.

HIIM 171
Basic ICD-10 Coding (5)

Instruction and practice with ICD-10CM/PCS coding including its relationship to health data and revenue cycle management. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher BIOL& 170 HIIM 125, HIIM 134, HIIM 174 and HIIM 175 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM Advisor permission required.

HIIM 172
Outpatient Coding (5)

Instruction and practice in outpatient coding using CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Ethical and legal coding practices stressed. Reimbursement methodologies related to APC's and RBRVS. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher - HIIM 171 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM Advisor permission required.

HIIM 173
Intermediate Medical Coding (5)

Intermediate abstracting and coding various patient health records with ICD-10 and CPT utilizing encoders/groupers. Review for MS-DRGS, APCs, HCCs, and RAs. Address physician queries, computer-assisted coding, reimbursement, compliance, and ethical/legal topics. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 172. HIIM advisor permission required.

HIIM 174
Pharmacology (3)

Terminology for medication ordering, dosing, administration. Effective use of drug references. Classes of drugs and common drugs in each class. Effect of drugs on living organs and tissues, side effects of drugs, contraindications, drug-drug interactions, controlled substances and schedules, common drug regimens.

HIIM 175
Human Diseases (5)

Introduction to principles of general mechanisms of diseases including etiology, prognosis, signs and symptoms. Relationship of normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur as a result of illness. Rationale for common therapies, laboratory tests & drugs for selected diseases.

HIIM 180
Intro to Reimbursement and Coding (3)

Introduction to reimbursement and coding. Instruction and practice with ICD-10CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT coding including its relationship to health data. Ethical and legal practices addressed. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 or BTWRT 215 and BIOL& 170 or HIIM 134 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required.

HIIM 219
Healthcare Statistics (4)

This course provides an overview of health facility & public health statistical data collection, calculations, & reports. Review of basic mathematical functions, measures of central tendency & variability, census calculations/reports. Data presentation. Institutional Research Review Board processes. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher in MATH& 146 and HIIM 242; Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in HIIM 125.

HIIM 220
Quality Improvement in Healthcare (5)

Quality improvement in healthcare. Review of quality improvement concepts, utilization review, patient safety, and risk management principles. Credentialing processes identified. The influences of Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance and other professional review organizations explored. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in HIIM 172, HIIM 219, and HIIM 225. HIIM advisor permission required.

HIIM 224
Management for Health Information Supervisors (5)

Introduction to supervision with emphasis on the application of management principles in the Health Information Management (HIM) Department. Course topics include management functions, leadership, budget preparation, employee training, and the legal aspects of supervision. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher in HIIM 170, HIIM 219, HIIM 220, and HIIM 225. HIIM Advisor permission required.

HIIM 225
Health Informatics Essentials (5)

Intro to health informatics; how information is processed, technology and applications uses, including electronic health records; system architecture, selection and implementation; health information exchange and interoperability; data analytics and decision support. HIIM 120 with a grade of 2.0 or higher recommended.

HIIM 226
Alternative Care Record Systems (4)

Introduction to alternative care settings including regulatory, documentation, and reimbursement issues, information management, trends, and the role of the HIM professional in ambulatory care, dialysis, dental, rehabilitation, long-term care, home health, hospice, registries, behavioral health, substance abuse, and correctional facilities. Prerequisite: Completion of HIIM 225, HIIM 171 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required.

HIIM 228
Medical Coding Practicum (3)

Virtual ICD-10 and CPT coding practicum of patient health records. Electronic encoder/grouper used for code selection and Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) designation. Coding credential preparation/support. Prerequisite: Completion of HIIM 173 with 2.0 or above. HIIM advisor permission required.

HIIM 233
Prep for Professional Practice Experience (PPE) (1)

Preparation for professional practice experience in the HIIM workplace. Note: HIIM 233 must be completed within six months of taking HIIM 234.

HIIM 234
Professional Practice Experience (4)

Experience performing CAHIIM-required health information technology (HIT) competencies. This practice may be conducted in a wide range of healthcare settings and is a non-paid, laboratory experience. Students also prepare to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam. Note: HIIM 233 must be completed within six months of taking HIIM 234. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher in HIIM 173, HIIM 219, HIIM 225 and HIIM 233. Completion of HIIM 220 and HIIM 226 or concurrent enrollment.

HIIM 235
Health Information Management Projects (4)

Student teams learn basic project management skills while developing plans for a new clinic health information department. Project areas include department staffing, role-based EHR access, policies and procedures, privacy/security training, as well as new equipment and technology proposals. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in all courses required in the HIT program. HIIM advisor permission required.

HIIM 238
Health Data Management (5)

A foundational overview of health data management. Topics covered include healthcare data sources and uses; applications for organizing, analyzing data, and presenting data; as well as practice using these applications.

HIIM 239
Health Data Visualization (2)

Introduces health data visualization principles, techniques, and tools. Students learn to tell a story with data, communicating observations in a clear and compelling way.

HIIM 240
Health Data Project (2)

Provides experience by completing a health data project. Students apply skills learned in previous coursework regarding health data management, analysis, and visualization.

HIIM 241
Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) Coding (2)

Fundamentals of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) and Risk Adjustment (RA) coding with an emphasis on accurate diagnosis coding and revenue cycle impact. Prerequisite: Completion of HIIM 172 and HIIM 154 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

HIIM 242
Spreadsheet Applications in Health Information Management (3)

Practice using spreadsheet functionality for common HIM tasks. Prerequisite: BUSTC 150 Excel suggested. Mandatory decimal grading.

HIIM 243
HIIM Job Search (1)

This course provides guidance and practice into how to conduct an HIIM job search. Students should be planning to start their job search in the next few months.

HIIM 291
Special Topics In Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. HIIM advisor permission only. Student option grading.

HIIM 292
Special Topics In Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. HIIM advisor permission required.

HIIM 293
Special Topics In Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. HIIM advisor permission required.

HIIM 295
Special Topics In Health Informatics/Info Mgmt (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Health Informatics & Information Management. HIIM advisor permission only.

HIIM 297
Individual Project In Health Infor/Info Mgmt (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.

HIIM 298
Individual Project In Health Infor/Info Mgmt (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.

HIIM 299
Individual Project In Health Infor/Info Mgmt (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Health Informatics & Information Management. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: HIIM advisor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.