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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Allied Business Schools, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Health Information Management

50 hours.
Various, distance learning format.
March 2007 - December 2014.
Learner Outcomes: 
Students will be able to: outline the history, legislation and organization of health care delivery in the United States, identify the development and role of the patient record and the standards set for health care professionals, construct the background and implementation of health information technology and be able to differentiate among the health information networks, recognize the various users of patient health data, the roles of patient records and the data needs for different types of health care settings, name the functions, contents, and standards of electronic health records, identify various coding and naming styles used in health records and the institutions charged with maintaining each, outline the role and infrastructure of computer use in the health industry from its early application to present day and emerging technologies, list the phases of the general and information system lifecycles including development, implementation, research, and analysis, list the steps of systems readiness, members of the information systems staff and the value of effective staff training, compute health care statistics, including mortality and morbidity rates, measures of central tendency and dispersion and then determine the most appropriate use of these statistics in health information management, define epidemiology and differentiate among epidemiologic study designs, list steps involved in designing a research proposal and recognize outcome measures of the study designs, enumerate the steps and key players involved in quality health care, summarize the steps to preventing and managing risks, and differentiate among process improvement tools, explain health care data, list its public and private users, evaluate the importance and methods of formulating a data dictionary for health information system, explain why health information management professionals should have a solid knowledge of legal issues and specify typical issues affecting the HIM professional.
This course acts as a resource tool that covers different health care organizations and guides students through the various areas of the HIM field. Instruction focuses on: reading assignments, module exercises, quizzes, and a final exam.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Health Information Management (3/12).