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COURSE NUMBER: HITT240
COURSE TITLE:Supervision for Health Information Technologists
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3.0
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course includes a study of the management theories and practices essential to efficient management of a health information management department. The following will be covered: organizational processes, human resources, financial and physical resources, management principles, productivity, budget preparation, budget controls, development of goals, objectives, policies and procedures, job descriptions, performance evaluations, in-service, team leadership, communication, problem solving, and cultural diversity in the workplace.

PREREQUISITES:
Completion of HITT225 with a grade of C or better.

NOTES: The expanded version of objectives is available from the HITT director. This course is not available for web registration.

This course is not available for web registration.

COURSE OBJECTIVES / GOALS:
At the conclusion of this course the HIT student will be able to:
  1. Put into practice the professional and technical supervisor skills
  2. Apply planning, organizing, delegating in order to achieve needed productivity standards
  3. Develop goals, objectives, policies, position descriptions, and work standards
  4. Recruit, select and train new employees to meet established standards
  5. Implement organizational changes through teams
  6. Identify and solve safety and cope with violence in the workplace
  7. Develop leadership, coaching, counseling and disciplinary skills
  8. Cultivate communication, meeting and negotiation skills
  9. Create a budget that meets the demands of cost-control
  10. Utilize creativity, in solving problems and delegating activities
  11. Analysis reasons for workplace stress and burnout and develop methods of reducing these stresses
  12. Design a plan to increase personal marketability and career development
  13. Develop a plan for efficient personal networking with HIM and other professionals
  14. Discuss methods to sharpen workplace political skills
  15. Design and generate reports using appropriate software
  16. Use the principles of ergonomics and human factors in work process design
  17. Apply the fundamentals of teams and committees
  18. Monitor staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions, and provide feedback to management and staff regarding performance
  19. Communicate benchmark staff performance data
  20. Prioritize job functions and activities
  21. Make recommendations for items to include in budgets and contracts
  22. Monitor and order supplies needed for work processes
  23. Recommend cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals
  24. Contribute to work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisite in relation to job functions


TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Leading People
  • Operational & Financial Management
  • Developing Employees
  • Special Skills
  • Self-Enhancement for Supervisors


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
McConnell, Charles R., Umiker’s Management Skills for The New Health Care Supervisor, 6th Edition, 2014, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Boston

EVALUATION:
There shall be assigned reading, homework, and group projects along with mini test, the midterm and final exam.

LABORATORY:
Simulated lab will include case studies, role playing, in-service projects, interviewing, and counseling sessions.

ASSESSMENT:
There shall be assigned reading, homework, and group projects along with mini tests, the midterm and final exam.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

REVISION:
Fall 2013

RECORD UPDATED:
2013-12-17 15:51:00