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Areas of Study | | HITT240 syllabus

COURSE TITLE:Supervision for Health Information Technologists

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 HITT101 with a grade of C or better.

This course is not available for web registration.

Upon completion of this course, students 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. Analyze 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.

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

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A percentage system will be used to determine student's grades. Point values will be assigned to homework, attendance, test, quizzes, mid-term, and final.

90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
59 & below = F

NOTE: Must receive C or better to pass

This course addresses the following domains of knowledge identified by the American Health Information Management Association as indicators of entry-level competency for Health Information Technology. See the student handbook for a complete list of domains and subdomains.

Domain I. Data Content, Structure & Standards
  Subdomain I.A. Classification Systems

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  4. n/a
  Subdomain I.B. Health Record Content and Documentation
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  4. n/a
  Subdomain I.C. Data Governance
  1. n/a
  Subdomain I.D. Data Management
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain I.E. Secondary Data Sources
  1. n/a
  2. n/a

Domain II. Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy & Security
  Subdomain II.A. Health Law

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain II.B. Data Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain II.C. Release of Information
  1. n/a

Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
  Subdomain III.A. Health Information Technologies

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain III.B. Information Management Strategic Planning
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain III.C. Analytics and Decision Support
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain III.D. Health Care Statistics
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain III.E. Research Methods
  1. n/a
  Subdomain III.F. Consumer Informatics
  1. n/a
  Subdomain III.G. Health Information Exchange
  1. n/a
  Subdomain III.H. Information Integrity and Data Quality
  1. n/a

Domain IV. Revenue Management
  Subdomain IV.A. Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement

  1. n/a
  2. n/a

Domain V. Compliance
  Subdomain V.A. Regulatory

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain V.B. Coding
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain V.C. Fraud Surveillance
  1. n/a
  Subdomain V.D. Clinical Documentation Improvement
  1. n/a
  2. n/a

Domain VI. Leadership
  Subdomain VI.A. Leadership Roles

  1. Summarize health information related leadership roles
  2. Apply the fundamentals of team leadership
  3. Organize and facilitate meetings
  Subdomain VI.B. Change Management
  1. Recognize the impact of change management on processes, people and systems
  Subdomain VI.C. Work Design and Process Improvement
  1. Utilize tools and techniques to monitor, report, and improve processes
  2. Identify cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals
  3. Utilize data for facility-wide outcomes reporting for quality management and performance improvement
  Subdomain VI.D. Human Resources Management
  1. Report staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions
  2. Interpret compliance with local, state, and federal labor regulations
  3. Adhere to work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisitions in relation to job functions
  Subdomain VI.E. Training and Development
  1. Explain the methodology of training and development
  2. Explain the return on investment for employee training/development
  Subdomain VI.F. Strategic and Organizational Management
  1. n/a
  2. Understand the importance of healthcare policy-making as it relates to the healthcare delivery system
  3. Describe the differing types of organizations, services, and personnel and their interrelationships across the health care delivery system
  4. Apply information and data strategies in support of information governance initiatives
  5. n/a
  Subdomain VI.G. Financial Management
  1. Plan budgets
  2. n/a
  3. Explain budget variances
  Subdomain VI.H. Ethics
  1. Comply with ethical standards of practice
  2. Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics
  3. Assess how cultural issues affect health, healthcare quality, cost, and HIM
  4. Create programs and policies that support a culture of diversity
  Subdomain VI.I. Project Management
  1. n/a
  Subdomain VI.J. Vendor/Contract Management
  1. n/a
  Subdomain VI.K. Enterprise Information Management
  1. n/a
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at:

Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

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