A study of the U.S. healthcare system to help students understand the critical issues facing healthcare in its ever-changing environment and to gain a sense of the complex multidimensional nature of healthcare delivery in the United States.
This course outlines the application of marketing principles to health care organizations and the public health arena. Students will apply those principles in the development of a marketing plan.
An overview of public and community health including history, management, prevention and epidemiology of disease. Emphasis on the role of community and government health agencies regarding health promotion and disease prevention activities.
This course is an introduction to patient or client education skills and theory. It also focuses on health traditions of culturally diverse clients and how those traditions must be considered during effective patient education. In particular, the course will move from the general health traditions of world populations and religions, to the more specific behaviors and expectations of U.S. populations. Gender, age, and class will all be considered in the studies.
A broad examination of communication theory, application, and research in health care delivery and management. Examines many different levels and channels of communication including the development and application of interpersonal communication, small group communication and teamwork, organizational communication, communication ethics, leadership, and motivation skills in dealing with health care providers, staff, and consumers in a variety of health care environments. Cross-listed with COMM 3230.
Study of human resource principles and practices in Health Care facilities. The general topics include: job analysis and work flows, compensation, recruitment and selection, performance appraisals, discipline, legal environment, unions, safety and health.
Basic theories and concepts of management. Emphasis is on individual and group behavior, interpersonal skills, decision making, leadership theory, planned change, motivation, teamwork, organizational design and culture within the context of the health care organization.
This course is designed to build upon the concepts introduced in basic accounting courses and develop proficiency in applying administrative financial techniques in health care decision making. Prerequisites: ACTG 2010, Quantitative Literacy, HIM SI3200.
Discussion and analysis of the economic models controlling healthcare markets with subsequent investigation of the complex federal, state, and local policies and policymaking processes which result from those models in U.S. healthcare systems. Prerequisites: HAS 3750 and ECON SS2010.
Review of legal responsibilities of physicians, other healthcare workers, and healthcare institutions and means by which health-related laws and regulations are developed and implemented. Issues involved in healthcare professional ethics are discussed and evaluated. Prerequisite: HAS 3260.
Designed to provide individuals with the skills necessary for the preparation, planning and evaluation of instruction. The Philosophy, theory, and effective methods and techniques of teaching the adult learner.
Designed to provide individuals with skills necessary for the implementation of instruction. Presentation practice is provided with peer evaluation and feedback.
Application of health administration core curriculum to specific practice issues in the long-term care setting. Setting-specific organization structures, relationships with healthcare providers, services offered, financial management issues, and regulatory issues are investigated. Prerequisite: HAS 4400.
A review of long-term care facility operations utilizing computer-based simulations. Teams of students make operational decisions utilizing financial statements, census reports, staffing schedules and other relevant factors. Prepares students for specific types of situations and questions encountered on the long-term care administrator licensing examination. Prerequisite: HAS 4520.
This course is designed to explore health and health care systems in countries other than the United States. Emphasis will be directed toward illnesses and treatments, health promotion, environmental and economic issues, governmental infrastructures that support health, and cultural considerations. The course will be targeted to the professional interested in international health information and experiences.
A capstone course for seniors designed to provide integration and application of theory through the use of case study analysis. Departmental approval required.
Topics in allied health education studies tailored to the particular needs and interests of the student. Class may be repeated with program approval.
Provides opportunities for observation, participation and practical application of administrative and management skills in the institutional setting. Departmental approval required.
Topics, issues, and trends in Health Care. May be repeated with program approval.
Introduction to the health information profession. Job duties, functions, and the professional organization are discussed. Health care settings, numbering and filing systems and equipment, master patient indexes, health information documentation requirements, discharge analysis and incomplete chart control are presented. Introduction to the process, terminology, and stylistic conventions of medical report transcription. Prerequisites: HTHS 1101 and HTHS LS1110.
Application of the health information statistical systems that are commonly maintained in health information services, institutional review board and human subjects in research. HIPAA privacy law, development of policies and procedures and release of information are discussed. Prerequisite: TBE TE1700 or TBE TC1703 or TBE TC1503.
ICD-9-CM and CPT classification, conventions and coding procedures are introduced and practiced. Prerequisite: HTHS LS1110 and HTHS 1111 or equivalent.
CPT classification, conventions and coding procedures are introduced and practiced. Abstracting medical information from health documentation for coding facility outpatients, physician and professional billing is presented, discussed and practiced. Prerequisite: HIM 2300.
Discussion of issues parallel to or founded in the use of classification systems: Federal reimbursement systems, coding compliance, quality auditing, peer review organizations, and database reporting.
An introduction to database monitoring, maintenance and use. Data definition, vocabularies, terminologies and dictionaries are discussed. Clinical abstracting and report writing are practiced. A working knowledge of database management is developed. The HIPAA security law, development of polices and procedures to enforce the security rule are covered. Prerequisite: TBE TE1700 or TBE TB1702 or TBE TB1502.
Student's final experience in the health care setting. Skills and learning from the classroom and laboratory are reinforced and practiced. The student observes in other health care settings. Projects assigned give the student expertise in technical functions, e.g., ICD-9-CM, CPT, and other coding systems. Prerequisite: HIM 2000.
Student's final experience in the health care setting. Skills and learning from the classroom and laboratory are reinforced and practiced. The student observes in other health care settings. Projects assigned give the student expertise in technical functions, e.g., ICD-9-CM, CPT, and other coding systems. Prerequisite: HIM 2861.
A survey of the clinical, research, and administrative applications of computers in the health care industry from which health care information is currently derived. The role of this technology and of the data collected in accomplishing the objectives and procedures of the principle functional areas in health care organizations is emphasized as are the interrelationships of the organizational units with respect to data acquisition, storage, analysis, retrieval, and use.
An overview of information technology issues and management for healthcare managers. Healthcare computer applications, infrastructure planning, IS organizational structure, IT procurement, systems analysis, and evaluation are presented and discussed.
In-depth study of the structures of health care information, i.e. clinical information structures such as clinical data sets and severity of illness indices, health record structures in computer-driven formats, administrative structures for purposes of case-mix analysis, clinical correlation, and analysis of utilization patterns, financial structures necessary to the business management of health care organizations, and disease/operations classification systems structures necessary to reimbursement and epidemiological data collection and analysis. Prerequisite: HIM 3000.
The goals and objectives of epidemiology, its policy and procedure, and its foundation and support in health care information are the focus of this course. Investigation of an epidemic, measures of mortality, incidence and prevalence, measures of risk, biological variability, probability, screening, sampling, statistical significance, correlation, multiple regression, retrospective and prospective studies, and survival analysis are discussed. Advanced techniques for the statistical analysis of institutional case-mix and quality improvement data are presented. Prerequisite: Must meet WSU Quantitative Literacy requirement.
Quality assessment, disease processes, risk management, and utilization review systems are presented to the student with an emphasis upon integration. TQM/CQI processes are examined and practiced.
A comprehensive introduction to health care application development, including local and wide area networks, the internet and intranets, database structure, database tools, data management, and information management. Prerequisite: IST 3110.
A comprehensive introduction to the planning, design, and construction of health care information systems, using the systems development life cycle and other appropriate design tools. Prerequisite: HIM 3400.
Design concepts and information systems used in biomedical research and investigation by drug companies, genetic engineering firms, academic institutions, and individual researchers and the support of same by health information professionals are discussed. The major national research policy-making bodies (NIH, NCHS, CDC) and their research protocols are reviewed. The student also learns what techniques and resources facilitate biomedical literature searches and how to assist a researcher in the pursuit of published information. An overview of the development, structure, and management of a health care institutional medical library is presented.
Management issues of health information services departments are discussed and worked through with reference to planning information services, organizing work force, procedures, and resources, staffing work units with qualified personnel, influencing information services teams performance, controlling/evaluating health information services performance and products, and resolving organizational conflict involving information issues. Background is developed to facilitate evaluation of a vended system's ability to meet health care information applications, objectives and procedural requirements. "Entrepreneurial" skill is developed to lead organizations in finding solutions to their information management problems. Prerequisite: HIM 3050 and HAS 3260.
Senior health information management students complete a research project and thesis in partial fulfillment of program requirements. By the completion of the course, the senior student will be able to specify a thesis topic, specify individual thesis learning objectives, specify individual thesis learning activities, develop a thesis project time-line, implement the thesis project, write the thesis, and present it to the Health Information Management faculty and students. Topics are chosen by the student but require approval by the Program Coordinator.
Weber State University 2007-2008 Catalog