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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM 1800C - Professional Practice Experience: Introduction to HIM Basic Principles

Credit Hours: 2.0

All prerequisite courses are required.
Prerequisite(s): HIM1000, HIM2012, HSC2531 with minimum grade of C
Corequisite(s): None

This course is a combination of working in the HIM lab, and off-site experiences. Students will utilize software programs such as release of information and incomplete health records. Students will further learn the organizational structure of HIM departments, the sequential flow of work, filing systems, forms development and control, abstracting of information, analysis, and health record completion and how all this is done electronically via the electronic health record system. Other topics include customer service, communication skills, importance of teamwork and critical behaviors for individual success. Focus of the professional practice experience is overview of the traditional HIM department in the acute care facility. This course must be passed with a grade of C or better. This course will encompass being placed in a professional practice experience that requires a minimum of 30 hours at the assigned site during regular business work hours; student is to plan proactively.

Occupational (A.S. and A.A.S.)