Courses

Check out the Class Schedule for Health Informatics/Info Mgmt classes

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 120
Healthcare Delivery in the U.S. (4)

Overview of the 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. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 or BTWRT 215 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 125
Hospital and Clinic Patient Records (5)

Uses, content, interpretation, evaluation and basic processing prodcures 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. Prerequisite: HIIM 124 Medical Terminology or BIOL& 170 Human Biology, with a 2.0 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or BTWRT 215 with a 2.0 or better or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 154
Revenue Cycle Management (5)

Overview of revenue cycle management including reimbursement methodologies, health insurance, compliance/fraud and abuse, patient access, revenue integrity, and backend billing and claims processing. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 172 or concurrent enrollment. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 or BTWRT 215 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 172
Outpatient Coding (5)

Instruction and practice in coding outpatient patient health records using CPT ahd HCPCS coding systems. Ethical and legal coding practices addressed. Reimbursement methodologies identified. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher - HIIM 171 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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 2.0 or higher of HIIM 172. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in HIIM 134 or BIOL& 170. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Prerequisites: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher of HIIM 134 and BIOL& 170. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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 225, and HIIM 220. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Prerequisite: HIIM 120 and HIIM 125 with a 2.0 or better or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 226
Alternative Care Record Systems (4)

Introduction to alternative care settings including regulartory, 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 219, HIIM 225, HIIM 171 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 228
Medical Coding Practicum (2)

Virtual coding practicum using ICD-10 and CPT. Coding and abstracting of patient health records in compliance with official coding guidelines. Use of an electronic encoder/grouper system which includes Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs). HIPAA adherence. Prerequisite: Completion of HIIM 173 with a 2.0 or above. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 233
Prep for Professional Practice Experience (PPE) (1)

Preparation for professional practice experience in the HIIM workplace. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in HIIM 173, 219, 225. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher in HIIM 173, 219, 225 and 233. Completion of HIIM 220 and 226 or concurrent enrollment. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 235
Health Information Management Projects (4)

Student teams research, develop, and present plans for a new clinic health information department including timeline, department staffing, job descriptions, role-based EHR access, policies and procedures, privacy/security training, copier proposal, coding proposal, and data management plan. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in all courses required in the HIT program. HIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Prerequisite: Completion of a grade of 2.0 or higher - HIIM 154, 172; 219, 225 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in BUSTC 150. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 240
Health Data Project (2)

Provides professional practice experience by completing a health data project. Students apply skills learned in previous coursework regarding health data management, analysis, and visualization. Prerequisite: Completion with a grade of 2.0 or higher - HIIM 238, HIIM 239 or concurrent enrollment. HIIM advisor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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. Mandatory decimal grading.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 242
Spreadsheet Applications in Health Info Mgmt (3)

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

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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 only.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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 only.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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.

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INFO MGMT 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.