May 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog
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HIMT 1301 - *Introduction to Health Information Management


This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of health information management. The development, content and management of the medical record will be explored as well as a basic overview of health care delivery systems. An emphasis is placed on hospital and medical staff organization; stakeholders of the U.S. Healthcare System; healthcare delivery forces; policy and organizational strategies; patient record content; procedures in filling, numbering and retention of patient records; quantitative analysis; release of patient information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; regulatory and accrediting agencies; and the transition to an electronic health record.

Semester Availability: (Subject to Change) Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: Acceptable placement score or completion of all Learning Support Competencies in Reading and Writing or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 0810  and READ 0810  as determined by placement.
Contact Hours: 30 lecture hours, 30 lab hours per semester
Vocational/Career Program Designation: *Designated primarily for vocational/career programs
This course may be accepted as transfer credit by some colleges and universities, but that decision is made by the receiving institution. This course is collegiate level work, but it has been developed with a purpose other than being a university parallel course.
Division: Health Sciences
Department: Health Information Management

Credits: (3)


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