Health Informatics and Information Management


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  • Course Description

    • HI 309. Topics in Health Informatics and Information Management. Overview of health informatics and methods of applying information technology to health information management functions, including collection, storage, management, analysis, and reporting of health care data and information; the impact of selected national health information initiatives on health information systems. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)  
    • HI 311. Database Applications in Health Information Systems.Basic principles of data structure and data quality; data modeling; database design and development; management of data resources and databases. (4 semester hours) (3-1-0)
    • HI 315. Health Information Management in Hospitals.Health information systems in the acute hospital setting including record content, record retention requirements, accreditation and licensure, manual filing and numbering systems, vital statistics, and the computer-based record. (4 semester hours) (3-1-0)  
    • HI 316. Health Informatics & Information Management across Health Care Settings. Health informatics and information management in long term care, home health care, ambulatory care, behavioral health, hospice, and other health care settings; includes documentation requirements, licensure and accreditation standards, quality assessment, reimbursement methodologies, electronic health records and information systems. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HI315  
    • HI 318. Medical Concepts I. A study of current clinical concepts in diseases and their treatments with emphasis on medical language. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology  
    • HI 319. Medical Concepts II. A study of current clinical concepts with emphasis on specified diseases and their causes, lesions, manifestations, and treatments. (4 semester hours) (4-0-0) Prerequisite: HI318  
    • HI 325. Coding and Classification Systems for Diagnoses. Classifying diagnoses with limited introduction to classifying procedures; case mix classifications; relationship between various classifications and provider reimbursement mechanisms for inpatients. (4 semester hours.) (3-1-0) Prerequisite HI318. Pre or Corequisite HI319  
    • HI 326. Human Resource Management. Principles and policies of personnel administration including interviewing, evaluating, and compensating with emphasis on health care settings. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)  
    • HI 327. Coding and Classification Systems for Procedures. Classifying procedures; case-mix classifications; relationship between various classifications and provider reimbursement mechanisms. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite HI318. Pre or Corequisite HI319
    • HI 329. Health Care Data Structure. A study of health care data, its collection, analysis and uses with emphasis on infrastructure and regulatory requirements to support electronic health records. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HI311
    • HI 330. Special Topics. Elective. Content Varies. May be repeated for credit. (1-3 semester hours) Prerequisite: Permission of program director
    • HI 381. Health Information Administration Professional Practice Experience I. In this supervised professional practice experience, students will spend 40 clock hours observing and/or practicing health information administration in affiliated health care organization(s) (or organizations that support or regulate health care organizations or health care professionals). Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. (1 semester hour) (0-0-1)
    • HI 416. Research Design and Statistics for Health Informatics and Information Management. A study of basic topics of research design and statistics. Special focus on critical review and techniques of applied research for health information professionals. (3 semester hours) (3‐0‐0)
    • HI 422. Management of Health Information Systems. Best practices in planning, organizing, staffing, and directing health information services, including human resource management. (4 semester hours) (4-0-0)
    • HI 424. Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Management. Clinical data and reimbursement management; compliance strategies and reporting; charge description master management; case-mix management; audit processes for compliance and reimbursement; payment systems (such as prospective payment systems, APCs, RBRVS, RUGs, MSDRGs, etc.); revenue cycle management. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)  
    •  HI 425. Health Care Systems Design and Analysis. A study of computerized health information systems with emphasis on systems design and analysis and systems integration. (4 semester hours) (3-1-0) Prerequisites: HI311 and HI315
    • HI 426. Affiliation. This supervised professional practice experience requires the student to spend 160 clock hours practicing health information administration in an affiliated health care organization (or one that supports or regulates health care organizations or health care professionals). Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. Course also includes professional presentations from the students. (4 semester hours) (0-0-4)
    • HI 427. Seminar. A study of methods of identifying and arriving at satisfactory solutions to problems that may be encountered in health information management. Comprehensive examination. (1 semester hour) (1-0-0)
    • HI 428. Quality Management and Performance Improvement Strategies. Principles of performance improvement applied to health care organizations. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS416
    • HI 429. Health Information Management and the Law. Principles of law and their application in the health care field, the health record as a legal document, release of information, confidential communications, consents, authorizations and risk management. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HI315
    • HI 430. Special Topics. Treatment of specific subjects not dealt with fully in other courses.  This elective course may be repeated for credit.  (Hours and credit to be arranged)
    • HI 451. Directed Study. Projects related to advanced health informatics and information management topics to demonstrate management and leadership skills. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) 
    • HI 482. Health Information Administration Professional Practice Experience II. This supervised professional practice experience requires the student to spend 40 clock hours practicing health information administration in an affiliated health care organization (or one that supports or regulates health care organizations or health care professionals). Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. (1 semester hour) (0-0-1)
    • HI 483. Health Informatics and Information Management Professional Practice Experience. This supervised professional practice experience requires the student to spend 80 clock hours practicing health information administration in an affiliated health care organization (or one that supports or regulates health care organizations or health care professionals). Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. Course also includes professional presentations from the students. (2 semester hours) (0-0-2)