Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AHS 134 - Introduction to Health Information Management

Description: Introduction to the history, evolution and functions performed in the Health Information Management profession. Emphasis on health record content and use within and outside the Health Information Management (HIM) Department.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. History, certification and accreditation
  2. The health record
  3. Record filing and numbering systems
  4. Data sets and standards
  5. Clinical vocabularies and classification systems
  6. Health Information Management (HIM) department
  7. Registries and indexes
  8. Data sources, primary and secondary
  9. Performance improvement, utilization management and review
  10. Ethical issues
  11. Health services organizations and delivery
  12. Information technology, systems and security
  13. Organizational and human resource management

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Compare educational programs and professional credentials offered by the American Health Information Management Association and related organizations. (1) 
  2. Asses the role of the Health Information Management (HIM) profession in health care delivery and outline how HIM professional interact with other healthcare professionals. (1,11) 
  3. Report on the structure and functions of a typical HIM department. (6) 
  4. Summarize the structure, purposes, functions and the users of health records. (2) 
  5. Examine health record filing and numbering systems and describe their advantages and disadvantages in specific types of health care settings. (3) 
  6. Distinguish the purpose, types and use of healthcare data sets. (4) 
  7. Compare clinical vocabularies and classification systems and describe their function, structure and use. (5) 
  8. Classify routine functions and services performed within the HIM department. (6) 
  9. Articulate the purpose, development and maintenance of common registries and indexes in relationship to Health Information Management. (7) 
  10. Outline the appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing, reports, registries and databases. (8) 
  11. Explain the role of a HIM professional in performance improvement, utilization management and risk management. (9) 
  12. Discuss ethical principles and professional values. (10) 
  13. Connect the organization and components of health care delivery systems and the applicable health information initiatives and standards. (11) 
  14. Correlate basic computer concepts relevant to hardware and software, internet technologies and health information applications. (12) 
  15. Connect the principles, functions and usual practices of organizational resource management (human or material), leadership and work planning. (13)