Course Abstract Details

HIT-112, Healthcare Data Content and Structure

Credits: 3

Course Description

HIT-112, Healthcare Data Content and Structure, introduces students to the field of Health Information Technology. Students will become familiar with the content, use, and structure of health care data and medical records. Students will also become familiar with the organization of healthcare providers and insurers. Legal and ethical issues associated with health information will be examined extensively. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099, with a "C" grade or better. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Previously offered as HIT-101; credit will not be given for both.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 

1. Understand the history of the healthcare delivery systems and the forces that now challenge hospitals today. (PG.6) 

2. Describe the structure, content and use of the health record. (GE.1, PG.2, PG.3) 

3. Understand the basics of healthcare statistics and be able to describe their use in healthcare decision-making. (PG.2) 

4. Identify the components and use of basic healthcare data sets in different healthcare settings. (PG.2) 

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic ethical and legal issues that impact health information technology today. (GE.7, PG.2) 

6. Identify the reimbursement methodologies utilized in the current healthcare delivery system. (PG.6) 

7. Understand the importance of clinical data management and performance improvement activities in the healthcare environment. (PG.2, PG.6) 

8. Identify the major types of information systems applications used in healthcare organizations. (GE.4, PG.6) 

9. Recognize emerging trends affecting the development of healthcare information systems. (PG.6) 

10. Discuss issues relating to both privacy and security of health information. (GE.1, GE.7, PG.6)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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