Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
HIM 277
Course Title:
Health Information Management Lab
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Course Description

Provides an opportunity to practice supervisory and lead worker skills that include policies and procedure development, productivity calculations, budget planning, job descriptions, and data and information governance. Corequisites: HIM 272.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply retention and destruction policies for health information.
  2. Plan budgets.
  3. Create programs and policies that support a culture of diversity.
  4. Apply information and data strategies in support of information governance initiatives.
  5. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data.
  6. Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making.

Course Activities and Design

Case studies may be used.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

  • Successful completion of assignments as outlined on the lab schedule.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies and skills:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Health record content
  • Laboratory testing
  • Medical imaging