Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

HIM 1000 - Introduction to Health Information Management

Credit Hours: 3.0

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None

This course is the initial course that provides a foundation for the HIT certificate and AS degree programs. It is designed to introduce the various course topics that will follow within the program. Focus is to provide an overview to the healthcare delivery system, the health information management profession, the HIM department, functions with emphasis on information management. During the course, students will learn about the health information profession, the organization of healthcare in the United States, the role of providers, information systems related to the health record, storage and retention, functions and documentation requirements of the health information, content and structure, and data sets for various types of healthcare facilities. The course will introduce legal, ethical, privacy, security and confidentiality issues and practices applicable to health information. In addition, components of the National Healthcare Worker requirements will be met. This course must be passed with a grade of C or better. Note: Projects within the course will require use of Word, Excel, PowerPoints, and the Internet. Student is to ensure that they are comfortable with using these applications. Course is by permission only.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)