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| HITT245 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||HITT245|
|COURSE TITLE:||Current Trends in Health Information Technology|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||3|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:||136|
The course examines information technology (IT) and its application to the healthcare delivery systems. The role of the health information management department in the development of IT will be reviewed. Discussion of current issues relating to health care and health information management will be discussed.
Completion of HITT101
with a grade of C or better.
This course is not available for web registration.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the latest trends in health information and information technology.
- Describe the role of health information in the development of the information management system.
- Demonstrate an understanding of "Systems Life Cycle" (through hands-on-projects).
- Discuss current trends, technology and issues affecting the health information management professional.
- Contribute to the definitions for and apply clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in the organization's health information system.
- Collect and maintain health data (such as data elements, data sets, and databases).
- Apply information system policies and procedures required by national health information initiatives on the healthcare delivery system.
- Apply policies and procedures to the use of networks, including intranet and internet applications to facilitate the Electronic Health Record (EHR), Personal Health Record (PHR), personal health, and other administrative applications.
- Apply knowledge of database architecture and design (such as data dictionary, data modeling, data warehousing, and to meet department needs).
- Coordinate, use, and maintain systems for document imaging and storage.
- Apply confidentiality and security measures to protect electronic health information.
- Protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology.
- Apply departmental and organizational data and information system security policies.
- Use and summarize data completed form audit trials and data quality monitoring programs.
- Contribute to the design and implementation of risk management, contingency planning and data recovery.
- Participate in the implementation of legal and regulatory requirements related to the health information infrastructure.
- Maintain archival and retrieval systems for data information stored in multiple formats.
- Describe data security concepts
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
- Fundamentals of Information Systems
- Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems
- Information Systems for Managerial and Clinical Support
- Information Security
- Health Data Structure, Content and Standards (EHR)
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Data Storage and Retrieval (i.e. data mining)
- National Health Information Initiatives on the healthcare delivery system
- Healthcare Privacy, Confidentiality, Security and Legal, and Ethical Issues
- Healthcare Information Systems
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstoreEVALUATION:
A point system will be used to determine the course grade. The grade will be based on classroom discussions, homework, workbook assignments, special reports, tests, quizzes, 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
- Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current guidelines
- Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding
Subdomain I.B. Health Record Content and Documentation
- Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete, and
Subdomain I.C. Data Governance
- Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health
Subdomain I.D. Data Management
- Collect and maintain health data
- Apply graphical tools for data presentations
Subdomain I.E. Secondary Data Sources
- Identify and use secondary data presentations
Domain II. Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy &
Subdomain II.A. Health Law
Subdomain II.B. Data Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
- Apply confidentiality, privacy and security measures, policies and procedures
for internal and external use and exchange to protect electronic health
- Apply retention and destruction policies for health information
Subdomain II.C. Release of Information
- Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of
protected health information
Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Subdomain III.A. Health Information Technologies
- Utilize software in the completion of HIM processes
- Explain policies and procedures of networks, including intranet and Internet
to facilitate clinical and administrative applications
Subdomain III.B. Information Management Strategic Planning
- Explain the process used in the selection and implementation of health
information management systems
- Utilize health information to support enterprise wide decision support
for strategic planning
Subdomain III.C. Analytics and Decision Support
- Explain analytics and decision support
- Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making
Subdomain III.D. Health Care Statistics
- Utilize basic descriptive, institutional, and healthcare statistics
- Analyze data to identify trends
Subdomain III.E. Research Methods
Subdomain III.F. Consumer Informatics
Subdomain III.G. Health Information Exchange
- Explain current trends and future challenges in health information exchange
Subdomain III.H. Information Integrity and Data Quality
- Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of
health data both internal and external to the health system
Domain IV. Revenue Management
Subdomain IV.A. Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement
- Evaluate the revenue cycle management processes
Domain V. Compliance
Subdomain V.A. Regulatory
- Analyze policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with
regulations and standards
- Collaborate with staff in preparing the organization for accreditation,
licensure, and/or certification
- Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to health information
Subdomain V.B. Coding
- Determine accuracy of computer assisted coding assignment and
recommend corrective action
Subdomain V.C. Fraud Surveillance
Subdomain V.D. Clinical Documentation Improvement
- Identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data
Domain VI. Leadership
Subdomain VI.A. Leadership Roles
- Summarize health information related leadership roles
Subdomain VI.B. Change Management
Subdomain VI.C. Work Design and Process Improvement
Subdomain VI.D. Human Resources Management
- Adhere to work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisitions in
relation to job functions
Subdomain VI.E. Training and Development
Subdomain VI.F. Strategic and Organizational Management
- Understand the importance of healthcare policy-making as it relates to the
healthcare delivery system
- Apply information and data strategies in support of information governance
Subdomain VI.G. Financial Management
Subdomain VI.H. Ethics
- Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics
Subdomain VI.I. Project Management
Subdomain VI.J. Vendor/Contract Management
- Explain vendor/contract management
Subdomain VI.K. Enterprise Information Management
|STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:||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: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook|
|DISABILITY SERVICES:||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.|