2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Feb 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

HIM 155 - Health Information Management Computer Systems

Description: Computer systems and their applications within the disciplines of health care and Health Information Management (HIM).

Prerequisites: CSA 126  

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Course Content:
  1. Computer concepts
  2. Communication and internet technologies
  3. Common software applications
  4. Health information systems
  5. Voice recognition technology
  6. Health Information Technology (HIT) systems
  7. Application of HIT systems
  8. System acquisition, evaluation architecture, design
  9. Document archival, retrieval, and imaging systems
  10. Maintenance and monitoring of data storage systems
  11. Screen design
  12. Data retrieval, maintenance, integrity, security

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use technology for data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of information. (1,4) Domain I.A.1, I.B.2, II.B.1-2, IV.A.1
  2. Distinguish common software applications such as spreadsheets, databases, word processing, graphics, presentation, and e-mail in the execution of work processes. (2-4) Domain IV.A.2
  3. Utilize specialized software in the completion of HIM processes such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement and imaging. (5,6,11) Domain IV.A.3
  4. Apply policies and procedures to the use of networks, including intranet and internet applications, to facilitate the electronic health record (EHR). (7) Domain IV.A.5
  5. Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support of EHRs. (8) Domain IV.A.5
  6. Apply knowledge of database architecture and design to meet departmental needs. (8) Domain IV.B.1
  7. Outline appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage. (9) Domain IV.C.1
  8. Query and generate reports to facilitate information retrieval. (9) Domain IV.C.2
  9. Identify and follow retention and destruction policies for health information. (9,10) Domain IV.C.3
  10. Apply confidentiality and security measures to protect electronic health information. (11,12) Domain IV.D.1
  11. Evaluate data integrity and validity using software and hardware technology. (12) Domain IV.D.2
  12. Apply departmental and organizational data and information system security policies. (12) Domain IV.D.3
  13. Use and summarize data compiled from audit trail and data quality monitoring programs. (12) Domain IV.D.4