HIT 236 - Quality Improvement
A study of the components of a hospital-wide quality assurance program, including quality assessment, utilization management, credentialing, and risk management. Collection, organization, and presentation of data will be included.
Prerequisite: HIT 222 Medical Legal Aspects, HIT 117 Reimbursement Methodologies
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the development of quality review in the healthcare industry.
2. Identify the pioneers of QI and discuss their theories.
3. Explain QI processes that include ongoing monitoring and evaluation.
4. Describe JCAHO standards that impact the quality of care in healthcare organizations.
5. Perform quality assessment audits, analyze the findings, and display findings using visual tools.
6. Discuss the development of utilization management in healthcare.
7. Identify the various components of utilization management that include preadmission, admission, and continued stay reviews.
8. Discuss the development of risk management programs.
9. Identify court decisions, federal regulations, and JCAHO standards that relate to risk management.
10. Explain risk identification and risk control activities used in the healthcare industry.
11. Develop quality improvement tools and policies that can be used in health information departments.
12. Explain and construct a frequency distribution.
13. Calculate measures of central tendency and variation.
14. Present data using tables, charts, and graphs.
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