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Health Information Management (HIMT)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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HIMT 1111 Introduction to HIM (A)

3 credits

Students are introduced to the roles of the health information management technician in a variety of health care settings. The educational and credentialing requirements for the HIM professional will be discussed along with an overview of the U.S. health care delivery system and the various reporting and accrediting requirements.

Lecture: 3 hours

HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology (A, SP, SU)

2 credits

This course provides advanced study of medical terminology. Students learn how word parts determine the meaning of medical terms. Medical terminology of diseases/disorders, treatments, procedures, and pharmacological agents are also studied. Material is presented in a systems approach which includes an overview of anatomy and physiology, medical abbreviations and pronunciation of medical terms.

Lecture: 2 hours

HIMT 1135 Health Data Management (A)

3 credits

Students are introduced to categories of data collected and maintained by health care providers and the concept of data flow in the paper, hybrid, and electronic health record (EHR).

Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Corequisite: HIMT 1111
Lab fee: $62.00

HIMT 1135A Health Data Management--Collection (A)

1.50 credits

This course provides the theory component of health data management. The student is introduced to data collected and maintained by health care providers and the regulatory and accreditation standards requirements.

Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 1 hour
Corequisite: HIMT 1111

HIMT 1135B Health Data Mgmt--EHR (A)

1.50 credits

This course provides hands-on experience with the electronic health record (EHR). Health record content is reviewed and data flow as it relates to navigation and use of the EHR.

Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 1 hour
Corequisite: HIMT 1111
Lab fee: $62.00

HIMT 1141 Pharmacology (A, SP, SU)

2 credits

This course surveys the major drug classifications. Indications and contraindications for use of drugs are presented with emphasis placed on the correlation between drug therapy and disease.

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: HIMT 1121; minimum grade of “C”

HIMT 1245 Clinical Classification I (SP)

3 credits

Students are introduced to the ICD-9-CM coding system used to code diagnoses and procedures. Basic principles of ICD-10-CM/PCS are introduced.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1121, HIMT 1256, BIO 1100; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisite: BIO 2300
Lab fee: $41.00

HIMT 1255 Clinical Classification II (SP)

3 credits

Students are introduced to CPT-4 coding used to code outpatient procedures and services.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1121, HIMT 1256; BIO 1100; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisite: BIO 2300
Lab fee: $41.00

HIMT 1256 Clinical Documentation & Disease (A)

2 credits

Students study clinical information used to support diagnoses and services provided to patients as it pertains to health care data management.

Lecture: 2 hours
Corequisite: HIMT 1121

HIMT 1265 Medical Reimbursement (SP)

3 credits

Students are introduced to revenue cycles, payers, and reimbursement systems as they apply to the payment of health care services.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: HIMT 1111; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: HIMT 1245, HIMT 1255
Lab fee: $62.00

HIMT 1274 Introduction to Medical Coding & Reimbursement (A, SU)

2 credits

This course provides an overview of hospital- and physician-based medical coding and reimbursement principles.

Lecture: 2 hours
Lab fee: $41.00

HIMT 2133 Legal Aspects of Health Information (A)

2 credits

Students study the legal principles and regulations governing the management and disclosure of health information.

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: HIMT 1111; minimum grade of “C”

HIMT 2257 Introduction to Health Statistics (SP)

2 credits Students study the basics of statistical computation as it relates to health care. Procedures for collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting health care data are presented.

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, MATH 1030, CSCI 1101; minimum grade of “C”

HIMT 2259 Quality and Resource Management (SP)

3 credits

Students study internal and external requirements for establishing, operating, and maintaining quality improvement and utilization management programs. Accreditation standards pertaining to the quality of health information are discussed, along with the methods used for benchmarking, credentialing, patient outcomes monitoring and evaluation, case management, and risk management.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1135, CSCI 1101; minimum grade of “C”

HIMT 2267 Principles of Management (A)

2 credits

Students study the functions related to planning, organizing, controlling, budgeting, and evaluating human resources.

Lecture: 2 hours

HIMT 2294 Special Topics in Health Information Management (A, SP, SU)

1-3 credits

This course is designed to present pertinent topics and trends in the health information management field.

Lecture: 1 hour
Corequisite: HIMT 2860 or HIMT 2870

HIMT 2860 Professional Practice Experience Medical Coding Applications (A)

4 credits

Students are provided professional practice experience (PPE) in medical coding and reimbursement. This course is intended to help students bridge the gap between the classroom and work environment. Instructor permission required.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1135, HIMT 1245, HIMT 1255, HIMT 1256, and HIMT 1265; minimum grade of “C”
Lab fee: $153.00

HIMT 2870 Professional Practice Experience HIM Applications (SP)

4 credits

Students are provided professional practice experience (PPE) in basic HIM functions (e.g., storage and retrieval, record completion, release of information) through software applications and possible visits to health care facilities. Students are assigned projects requiring the application of concepts studied throughout the HIMT curriculum including the creation of a database project. Instructor permission required.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1135, HIMT 2133, HIMT 2860, and CSCI 2325; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: HIMT 2257, HIMT 2259, HIMT 2294
Lab fee: $62.00

HIMT 2870A PPE HIM App HIM Functions (SP)

2 credits

Students are provided professional practice experience (PPE) in basic HIM functions (e.g., storage and retrieval, record completion, release of information) through software applications and possible visits to health care facilities. Instructor permission required.

Lecture: 0.5 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 1111, HIMT 1135, HIMT 2133, HIMT 2860; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: HIMT 2259, HIMT 2294, HIMT 2257
Lab fee: $31.00

HIMT 2870B PPE HIM App HIT Concepts (SP)

2 credits

Student are assigned projects requiring the application of concepts studied throughout the HIMT curriculum including the creation of a database project, workflow redesign, EHR maintenance and installation. Instructor permission required.

Lecture: 0.5 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: HIMT 2870A, CSCI 2325
Lab fee: $31.00