An internet-based course whose content includes a lecture and lab that covers the study of health care delivery and new trends of development in the management and processing of health information with emphasis on project management and the preparation of management documents. Topics include computerized medical record systems, consulting in medical records, cancer registries, financing health care, and record keeping practices for ambulatory care centers, long term care centers, and mental health care centers.
A supervised professional practical experience (PPE) in the health information department of a hospital with adequate facilities to provide varied work opportunities in health information management. Students will work under the supervision of a qualified Registered Health Information Administrator, Registered Health Information Technician or other qualified personnel to whom they are assigned. Students will also receive college faculty consultation.
An Internet-based course whose content consists of a lecture and lab that includes study of the purpose and use of the ICD-9-CM and HCPCS level II classification systems. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and official inpatient and outpatient coding guidelines. Students will assign ICD-9-CM codes to diagnosis/procedure statements and HCPCS level II codes to outpatient procedures and services. Case abstracts and patient records will also be used to assign codes. Use of the ICD-9-CM and HCPCS level II coding manuals and a computerized encoder is included.
A lecture-based course that includes the study of body systems and functions, including the structure, meaning, and use of medical terms related to diseases and operations of the human body. Body systems studied include integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, sensory organs, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, genitourinary, and digestive. Units on psychiatry, psychology and pharmacology (drugs) are also covered. Students also learn how to use research medical information (e.g., such as reputable electronic medical references).
A lecture and lab-based course that covers the study of record keeping practices in the hospital and physician's office. Emphasis is placed on the health information management profession; hospital and medical staff organization; patient record content; procedures in filing, numbering and retention of patient records; quantitative analysis; release of patient information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; and regulatory and accrediting agencies.