Health Information Management (HIF)

HIF 300  Health Data Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Focuses on the study of the origin, content, and format of healthcare records across the continuum of healthcare in both traditional and non-traditional settings, including paper, hybrid, and electronic health records and the standards that govern the development of records. Other topics include accreditation and regulatory requirements, methods to assess and retrieve health data and patient records, registries, structure and content standards pertaining to healthcare data sets and data sources, record analysis, and storage and retention. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 200.

HIF 310  Clinical Classification Systems and Basic Statistics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to classification systems, taxonomies, terminologies and the coding of data by manual or the use of encoders. The students will be exposed to ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS, but ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS will be emphasized. Principles of data collection, preparation, analysis and interpretation of healthcare statistics, including calculations related to managing Health Information Departments will be taught along with statistics used in quality management activities and organizational assessment, vital statistics, and computerized statistical packages. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 132, HIT 200, and BIO 375.

HIF 320  Information Technology and Systems     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on a study of computer concepts and applications in the management of health information systems. The class emphasizes the role of the health information manager in data storage and retrieval; database querying and data mining techniques; and design and generation of administrative reports using appropriate software. Data security, design of audit trails, participation in risk assessment, contingency planning, data recovery procedures, local and wide area network data definitions, data administration, database structure, data dictionaries, data modeling, and database administration are covered. Also studied are work simplification, system analysis and functional standards. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 300 and ACT 301.

HIF 330  Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Management     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Content includes the study of the legal and ethical issues involved in the management and delivery of healthcare services and inter-relationships between institution, physicians, and patients. Topics include release of information, quality documentation, retention of records, HIPAA privacy and confidentiality, ethical standards of practice, fraud and abuse, risk management, contracts, consents, and other current medico/legal issues. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 200 and HIF 300.

HIF 350  Quality Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on the study of history, organization and coordination of facility-wide management and performance improvement processes that involve team and process thinking; outcomes measurement; review of utilization of healthcare and other cost-containment programs; risk management and the application of evaluation techniques. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 310 and HIF 330.

HIF 371  Professional Management Experience I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on assignments to promote competency levels required of entry-level health information management professionals and to integrate basic knowledge and to begin the transition required to function as a manager. Many assignments will be completed in a lab setting utilizing records, encoders, and software necessary for practical applications of management skills. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 310, and HIF 330, can be taken concurrently with HIF 320 and HIF 350.

HIF 410  Human Resources and Operations Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Focuses on human resources management practices and strategic leadership management. Topics include staffing, employee development, training, benefits, employer relations, recruitment, work measurement, change management, project management, and human factors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MGT 350.

HIF 420  Clinical Data Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Focuses on the management of classification systems used in collecting, maintaining and retrieving specified clinical data in a variety of healthcare settings; implementing and managing applications and processes for clinical classification, nomenclatures, chargemaster and claims management; validating coding and managing the processes for compliance and reporting; and managing the use of clinical data required in reimbursement systems. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 279, HIF 300, and HIF 310. (Declared majors in Population Health Management are exempt from prerequisites for this course).

HIF 430  Applied Health Informatics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Focuses on various clinical, administrative, and specialty systems applications, such as administrative, clinical decision support systems, electronic health record and computer-based health record systems, nursing, ancillary service systems, patient numbering systems at master and enterprise levels. Apply systems development and systems life cycle concepts to the selection of healthcare information systems. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 320.

HIF 440  Financial and Resource Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Builds on the study of healthcare organizations and their management. Topics include problem solving and decision making, establishing performance and production monitors, knowledge of financial management concepts and accounting principles essential for managing health information management departments, operations, and cost-benefit analysis for resource needs. Course also includes the reimbursement cycle from patient registration to claims billing with an emphasis on federal regulations and the role of HIM regarding payment systems. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ACC 201, HIF 410, and HIF 420.

HIF 460  Applied Research     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on applied research in health care services, health informatics, or health information management. Topics include research design, research methods, evaluation and outcomes research, research process, data analysis, and ethical issues in research. Students will analyze published research projects, prepare a research study proposal, and conduct an applied research study. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 310 and NUR 314.

HIF 465  Professional Management Experience II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: During this supervised professional management experience, students will perform management-level activities at an approved health related facility. The management activites are designed to prepare the student for entry-level management roles in health information management settings. Virtual laboratory and other activites simulating work performed in health-related facilities will aslo be used in this professional management experience class. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

HIF 470  Health Informatics Senior Seminar     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Course is a student-centered experience where students present and discuss their professional management experience; develop an analysis of their employment readiness; explore employment opportunities and career preparation, and complete a comprehensive exam. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.