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HIM 200: Health Information Systems

Course Description

This course will focus on the use of electronic information systems in healthcare. It integrates medical administrative and clinical record management and computer technology for performing common medical practice functions. The course covers computer hardware and software components, network and World Wide Web technologies, decision support systems, health information standards, information system acquisition or in-house development, implementation, evaluation, user training, and maintenance. Students get hands-on experience of electronic health record creation, updating, maintenance, and utilization to gain proficiency in the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR). (3 credits)

This course meets certain CAHIIM competencies for HIM Majors.

Prerequisites

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Articulate how information systems function in healthcare organizations to assist healthcare providers and administrators.
  2. Describe the role health information systems in improving healthcare quality.
  3. Evaluate health information systems and data storage design.
  4. Explain the legal issues concerning the protection and dissemination of electronic health information.
  5. Recommend elements included in the design of audit trails and data quality monitoring programs.
  6. Collaborate in the design and implementation of risk assessment, contingency planning, and data recovery procedures.
  7. Manage the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support of health information technologies.
  8. Recommend device selection based on workflow, ergonomic and human factor.
  9. Assess system capabilities to meet regulatory requirements.
  10. Plan the development of networks, including intranet and Internet applications.
  11. Apply knowledge of database architecture and design to meet organizational needs.
  12. Evaluate system architecture, database design, and data warehousing.
  13. Create a request for information and request for proposal and evaluate the stages of the procurement process.
  14. Discover threats to data integrity and validity.
  15. Implement policies and procedures to ensure data integrity both internally and externally.
  16. Describe various technologies used in HIM and the HIM professionals role.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Note: Health Information Management majors must earn a final grade of C to pass the course.

Assignments

Weight

Discussion (Weeks 1-8)

20%

Quizzes (Weeks 1-8)

30%

Course Project and Assignments

50%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore

  • Sayles, Nanette. (2014). Introduction to Computer Systems for Health Information Technology. 2nd ed. American Health Information Management Association. ISBN-13: 9781584263937

Course Schedule

(Note: Course week runs Monday 12:00 am EST - Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1,10

Topics: Introduction to Computers; Common Software Applications

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Competency Assignment: Networks, Intranet and Internet
  • Complete Quiz

2

2,4,5,6,14,15

Topics: Data Quality; Privacy and Security

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 12
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Competency Assignment: Risk and Recovery - Evaluate Audit Trail
  • Quiz
  • Introduction to Course Project: Lead an IT Implementation Project

3

11,12

Topics: Databases; Data Warehouses

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 4
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Competency Assignment: Database Management
  • Complete Quiz

4

2,7,13

Topics: System Selection and Implementation

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 5
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Course Project: Lead an IT Implementation Project
  • Complete Quiz

5

1,3,16

Topics: Data Storage and Retrieval; Computers in HIM

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Competency Assignments: Data Storage and Retrieval
  • Course Project: Lead an IT Implementation Project
  • Complete Quiz

6

1,2,3

Topics: Administrative Information Systems; Clinical Information Systems

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 8
    • Chapter 9
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Course Project: Lead an IT Implementation Project
  • Complete Quiz

7

8,16

Topics: Electronic Health Records; Speech Recognition

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 10
    • Chapter 11
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • DUE Course Project: Lead an IT Implementation Project
  • EHR Lab

8

9,16

Topics: Role of HIM Professionals in Information Systems;The Future of Computers in Healthcare

  • Reading:
    • Chapter 13
    • Chapter 14
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Competency Assignment: Regulatory Requirements
  • Complete Quiz
  • Complete Course Evaluation

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

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