CCOG for HIM 293 Spring 2024

Course Number:
HIM 293
Course Title:
Health Information Directed Practice
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Course Description

Provides practicum experience in health information management functions utilizing medical record technologies in a classroom simulation and/or under the direct supervision of facility personnel in local health care facilities. Includes practice exams in preparation for the national Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT) Exam. Prerequisites: HIM 121, HIM 141, HIM 182, HIM 270, HIM 273, HIM 275, HIM 281, HIM 283. Prerequisites/concurrent: HIM 262.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in a variety of skills required of Registered Health Information Technicians.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

  1. Completing the entire 40 hours at the assigned healthcare facility.
  2. Completing all required exams and assignments.
  3. Turning in all required paperwork by the date on the course syllabus.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

To complete the outcomes the student must have skills and knowledge in:

  • health record content
  • ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding
  • state and federal laws on release of patient information
  • state laws regarding subpoenas
  • data display
  • critical thinking
  • written and oral communications
  • quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • anatomy and physiology and medical science
  • ancillary testing and imaging
  • pharmacology
  • documentation requirements
  • registries and indices
  • data collection tools
  • data searching
  • accreditation standards
  • data quality
  • generic screening
  • physician incomplete records
  • filing and retrieval systems
  • patient confidentiality