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Course Descriptions

HIM 140 - Survey of Health Information Technology Concepts

3 Credits

This course will introduce students to basic health care documentation and electronic health records. The course will introduce students to health information privacy, HIPAA, NYS Patient Access and advanced directives. Included will be an introduction to health care quality indicators, processes, and tools, as well as credentialing and risk management.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers/allied health personnel to support documentation requirements throughout the continuum of health care.
2. Describe methods and importance of health record documentation in various settings to support diagnoses, reflect patient progress, clinical findings, and discharge information.
3. Demonstrate fundamental use of electronic health records to document and influence care coordination.
4. Explain how principles of data exchange relate to patient and population care.
5. Recognize minimum data sets necessary for each transition of care.
6. Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to health information management.
7. Apply privacy, confidentiality, and security measures to protected health information.
8. Describe the impact that federal legislation has had on the development of quality assessment and improvement.
9. Describe policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards.
10. Describe data collection methodology, tools, and analysis to identify trends.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023