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HIM 435: Health Care Data Analytics and Information Governance

Course Description

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 health care 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.

This course meets certain CAHIIM competencies for HIM Majors.

Prerequisites

  • 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:

  1. Describe the role of data analytics in healthcare operations.
  2. Apply analytic techniques to healthcare data.
  3. Analyze healthcare data for decision making purposes.
  4. Apply data extraction methodologies.
  5. Explain the role of HIM professionals in healthcare data analytics.
  6. Recommend organizational action based on knowledge obtained from data exploration and mining.
  7. Analyze clinical data to identify trends that demonstrate quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare.
  8. Apply knowledge of database querying and data exploration and mining techniques to facilitate information retrieval.
  9. Evaluate administrative reports using appropriate software.
  10. Define information governance.
  11. Distinguish between data governance and information governance.
  12. Collaborate in the development and implementation of information governance initiatives.

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

AssignmentsWeight
Discussion (Weeks 1-8)19%
Written Assignments66%
Quizzes9%
Final Exam (Week 8)6%
Total100%

Required Textbooks

(Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore)

  • Kloss, L. (2015). Implementing Health Information Governance. AHIMA Press. Chicago, IL. ISBN-13: 9781584260875
  • Oachs, P. and A. Watters. (2016). Health Information Management Concepts, Principles and Practice. 5th ed. AHIMA Press. Chicago, IL. ISBN-13: 9781584264897
    Notes: This textbook is used in several HIM courses and should be saved for preparation for the RHIA exam.

Additional Resources

  • Microsoft Excel Version 2007 or higher

Course Schedule

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

WeekSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignments

1

1,3,6

Topic: Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics

    • Readings:
      • There are no assigned readings this week.

  • Videos:
    • HDA1.UHDA01. Unit 1 Lecture 1
    • HDA1.UHDA02. Unit 1 Lecture 2
  • Watch Videos
  • Participate in the Discussion
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Graded Activity: Type of Analytics
  • Week 1 Quiz

2

1,5

Topic: Analytics in Healthcare

    • Readings:
      • Oachs & Watters Chapter 17 (pp. 534-536)

  • Videos:
    • HDA1.UHDA06.Unit 3 Lecture 1, 2
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Watch Video
  • Participate in the Discussion
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Written Assignment: Secondary Data Presentation

3

2,4,8,9

Topic: Data Exploration

    • Readings:
      • There are no assigned readings this week.

  • Videos:
    • HDA1.UHDA04.Unit 2 Lecture 1
  • Watch Video
  • Participate in the Discussion
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Competency Assignment:Descriptive Statistics
  • Competency Assignment: Using Filters and Creating a Pivot Table Report

4

2,4,8,9

Topic: Data Visualization

    • Readings:
      • Oachs & Watters Chapter 18

  • Videos:
    • HDA1.UHDA04.Unit 2 Lecture 1
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Watch Videos
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussion
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Quiz
  • Competency Assignment: Column Charts and Histograms
  • Competency Assignment:Testing for Independence with Chi Square

5

3,6,7

Topic: Decision Support

    • Readings:
      • There are no assigned readings this week.

  • Videos:
    • HDA1.UHDA09.Unit 4 Lecture 1
  • Watch Videos
  • Participate in the Discussion
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Written Assignment: Clinical Decision Support Presentation

6

10,11

Topic: Introduction to Information Governance

  • Readings:
    • Kloss Chapters 1-3
    • Oachs & Watters Chapter 3 (pp.78-81)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussion
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Written Assignment:Essay Questions
  • Quiz: Data Goveranance or Information Governance?
  • Written Assignment:Memo to the CEO

7

12

Topic: Implementing Information Governance (cont...)

  • Readings:
    • Kloss Chapters 4, 10 & Appendix "Healthcare Information Governance and Management Assessment Tool"
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Written Assignment- Ch. 19 Case Study - Managing & Communicating Change (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

8

1-12

Topics: Information Governance Beyond Direct Patient Care & Final Exam

  • Readings:
    • Chapter Kloss Chapter 9
    • Review chapters for final exam
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Saturday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Final Exam (Due by Saturday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Course Evaluation

Final Exam
Chapters 1-11, 14, 16, 17 & 18
SLOs 1-12

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