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HIM - Health Information Management

HIM 233


(3.00 CR.)

Prerequisites: HIM 130, HIM 230 and program placement into the Health Information Management degree program or the Clinical Data Coding Career Studies Certificate or permission of the instructor. Studies new trends in management and processing of health information with emphasis on the electronic health record (EHR). Covers the definition, benefits, standards, functionality, confidentiality and security, and impact of the EHR in the healthcare environment. Explores implementation of the EHR including infrastructure required, project management techniques, information technology systems, workflow processes and redesign in various healthcare settings. Discusses legal issues created by implementation of the EHR. Lecture 3 hours per week.