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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
HEALTH SERVICES
HEALTH INFORMATICS & HLTH INFORMTN MGMT

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HIHIM 407 Foundations for Healthcare Vocabularies (3)
Focuses on health concepts, documentation, healthcare taxonomies, and clinical vocabularies, terminologies, classifications, and nomenclatures required for health data analysis, clinical coding, and clinical systems associated with the electronic health record.

HIHIM 408 Management Concepts with HIM Applications (3)
Covers core management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and contracting in healthcare environment and decision-making, operations, supervision, and communication foundations for health information administration.

HIHIM 409 Disease Concepts for Managers (4)
Develops a methodology for understanding and communicating dimensions of disease states as all health state that a person might experience. Presents clear, effective ways to describe the diversity of health conditions and focuses on disease from a health information systems perspective.
Instructor Course Description: Fernando D Vega

HIHIM 410 Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Health Data Systems (5)
Covers current issues in healthcare; relationship of the healthcare system to health data systems: accreditation, licensure and professional standards; health records analysis, statistics, data linkage, application of professional standards to health records and record management systems; retrieval, tracking, and retention systems.

HIHIM 412 Healthcare Coding (5)
Covers healthcare coding principles for International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets used in diagnosis and procedure code assignments for research and reimbursement by healthcare providers in all settings. Prerequisite: HIHIM 409.
Instructor Course Description: Gloria G Anderson Kathleen Peterson

HIHIM 413 Revenue Cycle Management (3)
Covers the revenue cycle management of health information administration.

HIHIM 420 Healthcare Computer Systems and Electronic Health Records (5)
Current health information systems and the role of health informatics; technology infrastructure and health informatics standards, electronic health records, definitions, functions, issues, and barriers; hospitals, ambulatory care, home health and long-term care and computer applications. Prerequisite: HIHIM 410; HIHIM 411.

HIHIM 421 Health Information Systems Analysis (5)
Examines lifestyle systems development process and tools, project management and team coordination, analysis of health information systems, and user requirements. Prerequisite: HIHIM 420.

HIHIM 450 Organizational Theory in Health Facilities and Healthcare Delivery (3)
Addresses the organization of healthcare services across the spectrum of healthcare delivery systems - both governmental (federal, state, local) and private. Financing of healthcare services and related policy issues are explored.

HIHIM 454 Finance Concepts for Healthcare Managers (4)
Covers financial concepts applied to today's healthcare environment, financial management tools, and budgeting.
Instructor Course Description: Bartel H. Broussard

HIHIM 455 Professionalism and Leadership (4)
Professional development, leadership assessment and ethics, interpersonal skills and effective communication, and human resource management requirements.
Instructor Course Description: Susan T. Helbig

HIHIM 456 Quality Assurance and Research in Healthcare (5)
Quality improvement, risk management, and utilization management in healthcare; design and analysis of quality improvement systems, including use of data systems in quality assurance and research; health data retrieval, analysis and presentation, and review of relevant healthcare informatics research. Prerequisite: statistics; medical terminology.

HIHIM 460 Management Project I (3)
Explores the development of management skills and competencies, and a seminar through site experience in healthcare facilities with campus and clinical faculty. Prerequisite: HIHIM 410

HIHIM 462 Management Project II (5)
Explores applied management using a formal capstone project in a healthcare setting. Prerequisite: HIHIM 460.

HIHIM 470 Legal Concepts for Health Fields (3)
Examines principles of law as applied to the health field, with reference to health information management.

HIHIM 480 Management, Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making (5)
Provides the tools and experiences useful at a management level for problem-solving and decision-making in health information administration.

HIHIM 490 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15)

HIHIM 499 Independent Study (1-5, max. 5)

HIHIM 510 Enterprise Systems and Electronic Health Records (3)
Covers industry drivers, development, compliance framework, and certification of electronic health record systems status and operations addressed through strategic decision making and leadership: data movement among enterprise clinical, business, administrative systems to legal health record; and barrier and benefit assessment within major institutional culture and technology initiative changes. Offered: A.

HIHIM 520 Law, Policy, and Ethics in Health Informatics and Health Care (3)
Provides an overview of data models, architecture platforms, and relational database theory and technology. Covers design and uses of databases in patient record systems, registries and indexes, and health databases, security, privacy and ethical issues, database design, data integrity, field properties, tables, reports, queries, and data retrieval. Offered: W.

HIHIM 525 Database Concepts and Applications in Health Informatics (3)
Explores the laws, policies, and issues involved in oversight and management of health data and health information systems. Defines the legal health record and the requirements, role, and uses. Covers the legal and ethical framework, issues and concepts, and the role of e-discovery on the emerging health data environment. Offered: Sp.

HIHIM 530 Privacy and Security in Electronic Environments (3)
Covers the laws, regulations, policies, and practice related to the confidentiality, privacy, and security of health information in an electronic environment. Federal and state laws and regulations require specific performance in the acquisition, use, storage, and maintenance of health information. Examines systems and practices. Offered: Sp.

HIHIM 535 Clinical Vocabularies, Terminologies, Classifications, and Mapping (3)
Covers clinical terminologies, classifications, and mapping, which provides information on taxonomies and metadata, information objects, and classification theory in organizing information in an electronic system. Includes current initiatives in terminologies and data mapping in electronic health record systems. Offered: S.

HIHIM 540 Community Health Information and Information Exchange (2)
Covers community and consumer health informatics associated with health services provides; electronic health records that address internal and external standards; accreditation and regulatory requirements needed to provide quality care; and health information exchange from policy to implementation. Offered: A.

HIHIM 550 Healthcare Data Management - Health Record to Enterprise (2)
Covers the conceptualization, design, and management of data initiatives and knowledge needed by the healthcare enterprise. Reviews data integrity principles and guidelines to determine methodology for evaluation development and management of internal and external information requirements. Offered: W.

HIHIM 555 EHR/HI Systems Operations and Improvement (2)
Addresses leadership and management of an organization's health information assets that are required as the nation transitions to interoperable health information systems. Offered: W.

HIHIM 556 Environment of Care (2)
Explores the current healthcare environment related to healthcare safety issues. Examines an overview of major health and safety challenges and responses; focusing on the impact of the issues in improving health and safety in healthcare and information resources needed. Offered: Sp.

HIHIM 560 Special Topics in Health Informatics (1-3, max. 6)
Presents problem solving opportunities on health industry information issues, strategies and unmet challenges. Topics reflect the current state, progress, and future expectations faced by healthcare and health information managers.

HIHIM 599 Capstone Project (3)
Provides a practice-based problem solving experience that draws on health informatics and information management; health industry knowledge; leadership and management strategies; and applies project management skills to design, plan, and implement a management project in healthcare and healthcare related organizations. Offered: S.

HIHIM 600 Independent Study or Research (*)