BU-917: Healthcare Information Management

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-917 Healthcare Information Management

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 1 lab hour

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

This course covers the development, evolution and use of healthcare information technology in the healthcare industry. It is also designed to show how healthcare information management professionals serve the patient, physician, and the public by using the highest ethical standards to manage healthcare information through the use of both database software and paper formats.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

Certificate Program - Healthcare Administration

Certificate Program - Medical Office Assistant

Certificate Program - Office Administration Assistant

Certificate Program - Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing­

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe the evolution of healthcare information management in paper-based, hybrid, and electronic formats and interpret how this evolution has caused growth and expansion of careers in this field.

  2. Discuss the technological requirements for an electronic health record system and identify components that comprise the EHR.

  3. Successfully use database technology that simulates the functioning of electronic health records.

  4. Identify standards for health record documentation for accreditation, compliance and risk management purposes.

  5. Explain legal, ethical, and medical issues in healthcare information management in written and/or verbal format.

  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the technical terminology related to the field of health information management technology in preparation for certification exams.

  7. Identify the users of health records, explain various functions of HIM hybrid and electronic environments, and discuss the importance of health records in all clinical and administrative responsibilities.

  8. Explain the types of healthcare data and how they are used to measure and improve quality-of-care delivery.

  9. Critique technological requirements for an electronic health record system and identify the components and ancillary systems for an EHR.

  10. Identify data standards, describe data storage options, and explain data security/confidentiality/privacy guidelines.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Participation

  2. Assignments

  3. Exams

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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