This course introduces students to the purpose and value of healthcare data analytics. Students will study data analytical processes that enable decision making. Topics will include: Database management and querying, data visualization, data capture tools, data mining, data warehouses, and decision support. Students will analyze clinical information and data to identify trends of quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare. Students will also focus on information governance strategies in the healthcare field and information planning throughout a healthcare organization. This will include the following topics: Data formatting, data dictionary management, health information as an asset, and the value of information to drive organizational performance. (3 credits)
This course meets certain CAHIIM competencies for HIM Majors.
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
- HIM 115: Principles of Health Information Management
- HIM 200: Health Information Systems
- HIM 315: Healthcare Statistics
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the role of data analytics in healthcare operations.
- Apply analytic techniques to healthcare data.
- Analyze healthcare data for decision making purposes.
- Apply data extraction methodologies.
- Explain the role of HIM professionals in healthcare data analytics.
- Recommend organizational action based on knowledge obtained from data exploration and mining.
- Analyze clinical data to identify trends that demonstrate quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare.
- Apply knowledge of database querying and data exploration and mining techniques to facilitate information retrieval.
- Evaluate administrative reports using appropriate software.
- Define information governance.
- Distinguish between data governance and information governance.
- Collaborate in the development and implementation of information governance initiatives.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
|Discussion (Weeks 1-8)||19%|
|Final Exam (Week 8)||6%|
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Kloss, L. (2015). Implementing Health Information Governance. AHIMA Press. Chicago, IL. ISBN-13: 9781584260875
- Oachs, P. and A. Health Information Management Concepts, Principles and Practice. 6th ed. Chicago, IL: American Health Information Management Association, 2020. ISBN-10: 1-58426-725-9 or ISBN-13: 978-1-58426-725-6
Note: This ISBN includes a FREE AHIMA Student Membership code. This textbook is used in several HIM courses and should be saved for preparation for the RHIA exam.
- Microsoft Excel Version 2007 or higher
(Note: Course week runs Monday 12:00 am EST - Sunday 11:59 pm EST):
|Week||SLOs||Readings and Exercises||Assignments|
Topic: Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics
Topic: Analytics in Healthcare
Topic: Data Exploration
Topic: Data Visualization
Topic: Decision Support
Topic: Introduction to Information Governance
Topic: Implementing Information Governance (cont...)
Topics: Information Governance Beyond Direct Patient Care & Final Exam
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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