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. Prerequisites: HTHS 1101 and HTHS LS1110.
The HIPAA privacy and security law, institutional review boards and human subjects research, development of policies and procedures for privacy and security, and release of information are discussed.
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.
ICD-10-PCS coding, conventions and guidelines are introduced and practiced. Students will gain exposure to procedure coding using the ICD-10-PCS system for hospital inpatient claims. Prerequisite: HIM 2300.
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: NTM TE1700 or NTM TB1702 or NTM 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.
Student's final experience in the coding setting. Skills and learning from the classroom and laboratory are reinforced and practiced in a simulated setting. Prerequisite HIM 2300.
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.
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: 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.
A foundation in the language of medicine, pathophysiology and pharmacology will be discussed and developed.
This course prepares students to manage and create health data elements and data sets; and to develop and maintain organizational policies, procedures and guidelines for management of health information. Compliance with health care information laws, regulations, standards, and preparation for accreditation and licensing processes is discussed and practiced.
Coding and classification conventions and procedures are developed and practiced. The course will also include auditing of coded data for accuracy.
This course prepares the student to collect, analyze, present and organize data to improve quality of patient care and revenue cycle management. The management of clinical data required in reimbursement systems and prospective payment systems in health care delivery are discussed.
This course prepares students to design and implement security measures to safeguard protected health information. The management, access, disclosure and use of PHI to ensure confidentiality is discussed. How to investigate and resolve health care privacy and security issues and problems are introduced.
A foundation of electronic heath record terminology and the information systems life cycle is explored. The important basis upon which successful EHR implementation must rely – project management, strategic planning, and migrations from the current state are discussed. Skills in selecting, negotiating for, implementing and operating the electronic health record and its corresponding databases are developed. The use of data dictionary, data models, database management and design for electronic health records are introduced.
Managing the HIM function including the monitoring of industry trends and organizational needs for change, strategic and operational planning, training or educational activity development, and preparation for accreditation and licensing processes are discussed.
Provides opportunities for observation, participation and practical application of health information management skills in the institutional setting.
Weber State University 2012-2013 Catalog