Supervision for Health Information Technologists
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:
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.
Completion of HITT 225 with a grade of C or better.
This course is not available for web registration.
COURSE OBJECTIVES / GOALS:
The expanded version of objectives is available from the HITT director. This course is not available for web registration.
At the conclusion of this course the HIT student will be able to:
- Put into practice the professional and technical supervisor skills
- Apply planning, organizing, delegating in order to achieve needed productivity standards
- Develop goals, objectives, policies, position descriptions, and work standards
- Recruit, select and train new employees to meet established standards
- Implement organizational changes through teams
- Identify and solve safety and cope with violence in the workplace
- Develop leadership, coaching, counseling and disciplinary skills
- Cultivate communication, meeting and negotiation skills
- Create a budget that meets the demands of cost-control
- Utilize creativity, in solving problems and delegating activities
- Analysis reasons for workplace stress and burnout and develop methods of reducing these stresses
- Design a plan to increase personal marketability and career development
- Develop a plan for efficient personal networking with HIM and other professionals
- Discuss methods to sharpen workplace political skills
- Design and generate reports using appropriate software
- Use the principles of ergonomics and human factors in work process design
- Apply the fundamentals of teams and committees
- Monitor staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions, and provide feedback to management and staff regarding performance
- Communicate benchmark staff performance data
- Prioritize job functions and activities
- Make recommendations for items to include in budgets and contracts
- Monitor and order supplies needed for work processes
- Recommend cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals
- Contribute to work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisite in relation to job functions
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
- Planning and Organizing
- Leading People
- Operational & Financial Management
- Developing Employees
- Special Skills
- Self-Enhancement for Supervisors
McConnell, Charles R., Umiker’s Management Skills for The New Health Care Supervisor, 5th Edition, 2010, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Boston
There shall be assigned reading, homework, and group projects along with mini test, the midterm and final exam.
Simulated lab will include case studies, role playing, in-service projects, interviewing, and counseling sessions.
There shall be assigned reading, homework, and group projects along with mini tests, the midterm and final exam.
Dec 22 2011 12:52PM