HIM110 Health Information Technology

5 credits (4 lec hrs/wk, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Introduces the concept of health information management and health informatics including the components of content, use the structure of healthcare data along with information keeping practices in both paper and electronic systems.

HIM182 Health Care Delivery Systems

3 credits/term (3 lec hrs/wk)  Explains the past, present, and future influences on the delivery of health care. Covers provider organizations and settings in health care, financing of health care, causes and characteristics of health care utilization in the Unites States, regulation and monitoring of health care systems, and ethical issues associated with health care technology.

HIM283 Health Information Systems

3 credits/term (3 lec hrs/wk) Health Information Systems Introduces the history and current status of information systems in health care: information architectures, administrative and clinical applications, evidence-based medicine, information retrieval, decision support systems, security and confidentiality, bioinformatics, information system cycles, the electronic health record, key health information systems and standards, and medical devices. Teaches strategies and tools to insure the development and/or selection of health information systems. Discusses the role of healthcare information and communication technologies in healthcare delivery including their role in improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare delivery.

HIM285 Healthcare Financing and Compliance

3 credits/term (3 lec hrs/wk)  Provides an understanding of the essential components of financing and compliance in health care facilities.    

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