HIM 101 - Health Information Technology I (4 credits)
Introduces values, uses and content of the medical record. Defines numbering, filling and retention policies and practices. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits.
HIM 113 - Medical Terminology and Disease Processes I (3 Credits)
Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, stem words, and technical terms; puts emphasis on the causes and treatment of selected disease processes. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.3 credits.
HIM 114 - Medical Terminology and Diseases Processes II (3 Credits)
Continues the study of prefixes, suffixes, stem words, and technical term; puts emphasis on the causes and treatment of selected disease processes. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.3 credits.
HIM 130 - Healthcare Information Systems (3 credits)
Teaches basic concepts of microcomputer software (to include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. Focuses on microcomputer applications and information systems in the Healthcare environment. Provides a working introduction to electronic health information systems for allied health, teaching students how the adoption of electronic health records affects them as future healthcare professionals. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.
HIM 150 Health Records Management (3 credits)
Presents documentation format and content of the medical record relevant to the coding function. Introduces application of standard techniques for filing, maintenance, and acquisition of health information. Examines the processes of collecting, computing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data related to health care services. Includes legal and regulatory guidelines for the control and use of health information data. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.
HIM 151 Reimbursement Issues In Medical Practice Management (2 credits)
Introduces major reimbursement systems in the United States. Focuses on prospective payment systems, managed care, and documentation necessary for appropriate reimbursement. Emphasizes management of practice to avoid fraud. Lecture 2 hours per week. 2 credits.
HIM 163 - Anatomy and Physiology for Administrative Health Professionals (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Medical Terminology or HLT 143 or HIM 111.
Introduces the structure and function of the systems of the human body as applied by administrative health professionals. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.
HIM 198 - Seminar and Project (1-5 Credits)
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. 1-5 credits.
HIM 226 - Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation (2 credits)
Presents the legal requirements associated with health record documentation. Emphasizes the policies and procedures concerning the protection of the confidentiality of patient's health records. Lecture 2 hours per week. 2 credits.
HIM 233 - Electronic Health Records Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: HIM 130 and HIM 230
Studies new trends in management and processing of health information with emphasis on the electronic health record (EHR). Covers the definition, benefits, standards, functionality, confidentiality and security, and impact of the EHR in the healthcare environment. Explores implementation of the EHR including infrastructure required, project management techniques, information technology systems, workflow processes and redesign in various health care settings. Discusses legal issues created by implementation of the EHR. Lecture 3 hours per week.3 credits.
HIM 253 Health Records Coding (3-5 credits)
Examines the development of coding classification systems. Introduces ICD-9-CM coding classification system, its format and conventions. Stresses basic coding steps and guidelines according to body systems. Provides actual coding exercises in relation to each system covered. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-5 credits.
HIM 254 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement (3-4 credits)
Stresses advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual medical records. Introduces CPT-4 coding system and guidelines for out-patient/ambulatory surgery coding. Introduces prospective payment system and its integration with ICD-CM-9 coding. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits.
HIM 295 – Topics in (1-5 credits)
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. 1-5 credits.