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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIT 101 - Introduction to Health Information Systems

Introduction to the organization of healthcare delivery and overview of the profession.  Definition of, standards for, and development of both paper and electronic health records as to content, format, evaluation and completion.  Numbering and filing systems, registries, indexes, forms and screen design are addressed.  A study of methods for compiling statistics for administration, medical staff, and licensing and accrediting agencies.  Vital statistics, public health statistics, and hospital statistics are covered.

Credits: 4
3 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

1.  Trace the development of the health information profession and understand the responsibilities of the health information professional.
2.  Identify the purpose and structure of AHIMA.
3.  Recognize and describe the uses, users, and functions of the health record.
4.  Understand the content, documentation requirements, and formats of the health record in various healthcare settings.
5.  Understand the advantages of electronic health records over paper-based and hybrid records.
6.  Identify and define terms, initiatives, and technologies used in the planning and implementation of the electronic health record.
7.  Describe the purpose, development, and importance of healthcare data sets and standards.
8.  Identify and define the various reimbursement methodologies for healthcare reimbursement.
9.  Recognize the purpose, development, and maintenance of registries and indexes used in healthcare.
10.  Understand the role that ethics plays in the health information profession.
11.  Identify the types of vital statistics that are collected in the healthcare industry.
12.  Identify and explain statistical terminology used in the healthcare industry.
13.  Compute the following statistics:  Census Data, Percentage of Occupancy, Discharge Data, Length of Stay, Mortality, Obstetrical, Autopsy, Infection, and other rates.