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HIM 499: Health Information Management Capstone

Course Description

This is the required capstone course in the Charter Oak State College Health Care Administration concentration and should be taken in the student's last semester. This should be taken as the last course in HIM major program. This course is designed to allow students to share their professional practice experience with classmates in structured discussions and to prepare their practicum project for formal presentation. Students will evaluate and synthesize course information in relation to their practice experience. Case studies will be used to review core HIM competencies and to stimulate new ideas and reasoned conclusions. In addition, students will prepare for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam by reviewing all core competencies and completing weekly exam simulation questions. This course must be taken at Charter Oak State College. (3 credits)

This course meets certain CAHIIM competencies for HIM Majors.

Prerequisite

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

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

  1. Demonstrate general knowledge of courses in medical sciences, healthcare administration and business administration.
  2. Apply problem-solving processes, technologies, systems, and innovative thinking to solve problems and to create solutions.
  3. Apply both qualitative and quantitative analysis to the decision-making processes.
  4. Communicate effectively and specifically demonstrate an ability to design, write, and produce a professional document.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, creatively, meet deadlines, and operate interdependently with colleagues and the faculty supervisor using appropriate assertiveness.
  6. Demonstrate professional competency in the CAHIIM entry-level competencies for an HIM professional.

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

Assignments

Weight

Discussions

20%

Project Assignments

10%

Final Project Report

50%

RHIA Exam Review Quizzes and Mock RHIA Exam

20%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

(Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore)

  • Capstone Writer. (2009). Producing the Capstone Project. Lulu Publishing. ISBN-13: 9780557088454
  • Shaw, P. and Carter, D. (2016). RHIA Exam Preparation - with Access Code. 6th ed. Chicago: AHIMA Press. ISBN-13: 978-1-58426-491-0
    Note: This textbook is also used in HIM 498.

Additional Resources

  • All textbooks from core HIM courses should be used for review.
  • 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.

Course Schedule

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

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

4,5

Topics: Introduction to the Capstone Project and RHIA Exam Preparation

  • Reading:
    • RHIA Exam Preparation pg. v-viii
    • Producing the Capstone Project - Part 1: A, B and C
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Submit Project Title and Project Statement (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • RHIA Exam Research and Application (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

2

1,4,5,6

Topics: Project Proposal and Health Data Management Review

  • Reading:
    • Textbook review at students discretion
    • Producing the Capstone Project - Part 2: A, B and C
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Submit Project Proposal (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • RHIA Exam Review Practice Questions: Health Data Management (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • RHIA Exam Review Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

3

1-6

Topics: Developing the Project Report; Health Statistics and Research Support Review

  • Reading:
    • Textbook review at students discretion
    • Producing the Capstone Project - Part 3
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • RHIA Exam Review Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

4

1-6

Topics: Developing the Project Report; Information Technology and Systems Review

  • Reading:
    • Textbook review at students discretion
    • Producing the Capstone Project - Part 3 (cont...)
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • RHIA Exam Review Quiz (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Submit Project Graphs/Visuals (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

5

1-6

Topics: Developing the Project Report; Organization and Management Review

  • Reading:
    • Textbook review at students discretion
    • Producing the Capstone Project - Part 3 (cont...)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • RHIA Exam Review Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Submit Project Rough Draft (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

6

1-6

Topics: Refining the Project Report; Privacy, Security and Confidentiality Review

  • Reading:
    • Textbook review at students discretion
    • Producing the Capstone Project - Part 3 (cont...)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • RHIA Exam Review Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

7

1-6

Topics: Final Project Due; Legal and Regulatory Standards Review

  • Reading:
    • Textbook review at students discretion
    • Producing the Capstone Project - Part 3 (cont...)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • RHIA Exam Review Quiz
  • Submit Final Project (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

8

1-6

Topics: Project Presentation; RHIA Exam Simulation

  • Reading:
    • Textbook review at students discretion
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Postings must be completed on three separate days throughout the week by Saturday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Mock RHIA Exam (Due by Saturday11:59 pm EST)
  • Present Project to Classmates
  • Complete Course Evaluation

COSC Accessibility Statement

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