HITT190 Introduction to Health Information Technology

Department of Professional Studies: Allied Health & Nursing: Health Information Technology

I. Course Number and Title
HITT190 Introduction to Health Information Technology
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is an introduction to healthcare delivery systems with emphasis on organizational compliance, structure and accreditation, licensing and/or certification with regulatory agencies. This course covers revenue cycle management, claims management and bill reconciliation processes. Topics include chargemaster maintenance and health data classification.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. identify the regulators of healthcare, including government and non-government entities;
      2. demonstrate an understanding of the role of the federal, state, and local governments in the provision of healthcare;
      3. analyze Health Information Technology systems in terms of their support of organizational operations;
      4. describe the content of the acute care medical record and its relationship to the development of the organization-wide information management plan;
      5. abstract medical records using the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set guidelines; and
      6. analyze medical records to determine if all state and federal guidelines are adhered.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. functions of the health record
    2. content and structure of the health record
    3. electronic health records
    4. healthcare data sets
    5. clinical vocabularies and classification systems
    6. reimbursement methodologies
    7. health information technology functions
    8. secondary data sources
    9. healthcare statistics
    10. clinical quality management
    11. healthcare delivery systems
    12. ethical issues in health information technology
    13. principles of work planning and organizations
    14. chargemaster maintenance
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Revision/Approval Date: Approved 6/15/2011