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Foundations of HIM

Course Number: 10530162
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-530-162 FOUNDATIONS OF HIM ...introduces learners to the healthcare delivery system, and the external forces that influence healthcare delivery. Sets an understanding for the expectations and standards related to professional ethics, confidentiality and security of health information. Differentiates the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data standards, and the relationships between them. Prepares learners to collect and maintain health data to ensure a complete and accurate health record. ***It is highly recommended students have basic computer skills prior to taking this course. Students should know how to use web browsers and basic functions Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word.

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Course Competencies

  1. INVESTIGATE the various external forces that influence the healthcare delivery system (past, present and future)
  2. DIFFERENTIATE among the types of organizations across the continuum of healthcare delivery
  3. INVESTIGATE the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between various healthcare providers and professionals throughout the continuum of care
  4. DEMONSTRATE professional ethical standards
  5. EXAMINE the health record (paper and electronic)
  6. PERFORM record completion processes
  7. INVESTIGATE information governance in healthcare systems
  8. ENSURE quality of health data
  9. EXAMINE clinical terminologies, classification and coding systems used for healthcare data collection, reporting and exchange
  10. UTILIZE secondary data sources