Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
HIM 271
Course Title:
Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers medical staff organization, physician credentialing, and quality improvement techniques in the healthcare setting. Prerequisites: HIM 110, HIM 120. Prerequisites/concurrent: HIM 274. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to prepare the organization for accreditation, licensure, and certification.
  2. Use data from facility-wide outcomes reporting for quality management and performance improvement.
  3. Explain how the utilization review and case management processes affect the revenue cycle.
  4. Analyze data and utilize tools to monitor, report, and improve processes in support of executive decision making. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate these learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students:

  1.  Answer theoretical and application questions on information covered in the lecture, graded assignment and reading assignments.
  2.  Complete a variety of work assignments to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts.
  3.  Be able to work on a group project and communicate project to remainder of class.
  4.   Demonstrate ability to appropriately prepare and edit written communications and medical reports.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Subject Matter, Concepts, Themes, Issues:
The following list outlines the concepts, themes and issues you need to understand and be able to use appropriately. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding in written and oral form, individually and in groups. See attached.