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HIT 208 - Health Information Management

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course provides the health information technology student with management principles necessary for entry-level employment as a health information supervisor. In addition to general management topics such as communication and interpersonal skills; teams and committees; leadership concepts and techniques; and labor laws, much of the course is devoted to specific health information management topics. These include health information workflow and process monitors; plans and budgets and developing orientation, in-service and continuing education programs for healthcare employees. The students also spend time sharing and evaluating specific management-related experiences learned during their professional practice at area healthcare facilities. Students have the opportunity to achieve a Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification as part of this course. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the function of common management tools.
  2. Identify the traits related to leadership effectiveness.
  3. Articulate the benefits of teamwork and committees.
  4. Identify the steps in creating an effective team.
  5. Develop position descriptions, performance standards, staffing structures and work schedules for use as tools in human resource management.
  6. Conduct appropriate orientation, in-service and training programs for various healthcare employees.
  7. Explain the components of operational and capital budgets and describe the financial management functions of HIM professionals.
Listed Topics
  1. Organizational tools such as policies, procedures, organization charts
  2. Leadership traits and functions
  3. Roles, function and benefits of teams and committees
  4. Communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Staffing, recruitment, orientation, training and retention
  6. Workflow and process monitors
  7. Organizational plans, budgets and resource allocation
  8. Human resource labor laws and regulations
Reference Materials
Textbook, software packages, internet sites, etc.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/26/2021

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