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HIT 100 - Healthcare Informatics

Credits: 4
2 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

Co-requisites: MAT 108  

This course presents an introduction to the health information management (HIM) profession and the health record. Topics included are health data structure, content and standards; health information department functions; healthcare delivery systems; and data security, dictionaries, integrity and mapping.  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. Describe healthcare organizations from the perspective of key stakeholders.
  2. Apply policies, regulations and standards to the management of information.
  3. Identify policies and strategies to achieve data integrity.
  4. Explain the use of classification systems, clinical vocabularies and nomenclatures.
  5. Modify components of data dictionaries and data sets.
  6. Recommend privacy and security strategies for health information.
  7. Investigate healthcare information system structure. 
  8. Summarize standards for the exchange of health information.
  9. Use data visualization processes to facilitate decision making. 
Listed Topics
  1. Introduction to the HIM profession and HIM functions
  2. Information privacy and security
  3. Data structure, content and information governance
  4. Data integrity, dictionaries and data sets
  5. Health record data collection tools
  6. Health Information Exchange 
  7. Emerging technologies and initiatives in the HIM field
Reference Materials
Textbook, workbooks, internet sites, software packages, health records, 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:
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/13/2021

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