Health Information Systems

HIS Course Descriptions

HL100. Introduction to Health Information Management. 3 credit-hours. This course introduces the student to the history of the profession of the health information technician and the management of health information. Students learn about the organization of healthcare facilities, the members of the healthcare team who contribute to and use health information, and trends in the management of healthcare records. Students will learn about the format and content of medical records, and develop a beginning knowledge of the organization and storage of health information. Fall

HL105. US Healthcare Systems. 3 credit-hours. This course provides an overview of the Unied States healthcare system. The history of the volution of healthcare will be explored, along with the role of local, state, and federal government in healthcare delivery. An introduction to a variety of provider models and service delivery systems found in both private and public healthcare facilities will be covered, including different types of healthcare facilities. The influence of reimbursement methodologies and finance on healthcare delivery will be explored. Spring

HL110. Foundations of Medical Science I. 3 credit-hours. This introductory course is designed to provide students a general overview of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive systems of the human body. Basic principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, treatment procedures, pharmacology and medical terminology are included for each body system. Fall

HL120. Foundations of Medical Science II. 3 credit-hours. This introductory course is designed to provide students a general overview of the urinary, reproductive, endocrine, and nervous systems as well as the special senses of the human body. Basic principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, treatment procedures, pharmacology and medical terminology are included for each body system. Spring

HL135. Health Information Law and Ethics. 2 credit-hours. A study of the impact of the United States legal system and various healthcare regulations and ethics on the health information management environment. Fraud and abuse, patient privacy and confidentiality, protected health information, release of information, and professional practice law and ethics will be explored. Fall

HL200. Medical Insurance Billing. 2 credit-hours. In this course students will receive an introduction to common 3rd party payers, insurance terminology, and medical billing. They will learn skills including claim forms preparation and processing, and electronic claim submission, and will review introductory medical coding. They will also examine plan options, payer requirements, state and federal regulations, and abstracting of source documents. Prerequisite: HL 100, HL105, and HL120 with a C or better. Fall

HL250. Medical Coding. 3 credit-hours. This course provides in-depth study of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD- 10-CM) and Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) using sample exercises and medical records to develop skill and accuracy in coding in various healthcare settings. Students will apply official coding guidelines and knowledge of commonly accepted payment methodologies to medical record coding covering all body systems. Prerequisite: HL200 with a C or better. Spring

HL270. Management of Health Information Services. 3 credit-hours. The study of management, supervision, and human resource principles as they apply to health information departments in various healthcare settings. Students will learn how to measure and manage productivity of HIM staff and explore the HIM mangament role in relations to other hospital departments. BA 212 with a "C" or better. Spring

CS110. Introduction to CIS. 3 credit-hours. An overview of computer information systems. This survey course introduces computer hardware, software, procedures and systems and human resources and explores their integration and application in business and other segments of society. The fundamentals of computer problem solving and programming in a higher level programming language are discussed. It prepares business majors and others to be intelligent users of computers and to understand the basics of successful computer information systems, programs, procedures, data, people, hardware, programming and applications in society. Prerequisite: MA 145 or above. Fall

CS115. Healthcare Information Technologies. 3 credit-hours. This course covers the elements of the electronic health record planning and implementation process as well as the ongoing management of systems. It provides a solid background about EHR history, trends, and common challenges. Students will also explore technology and software applications in various healthcare disciplines. Spring

CS120. Introduction to Programming. 3 credit-hours. This class is designed as an introductory programming class for users with little or no programming background. Its approach is object-oriented and data-driven. It introduces sound programming techniques through hands-on exercises. It offers real-world MIS and business-related examples to help prepare individuals for their first job. Users learn how to plan, program, and debug Visual Basic applications using modern programming techniques. Prerequisite: MA 145 or above. Fall

CS240. Database Management for Health Information Systems. 3 credit-hours. Introduction to application program development in a data base environment with an emphasis on loading, modifying and querying the database using Access 2000. Discussion and application of data structures, indexed and direct file organizations, models of data including hierarchical, network and relational. Discussion of storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation. Prerequisite: CS 350. Fall

CS280. Advanced Database Concepts for Health Information Systems. 3 credit-hours. Investigation and application of advanced database concepts including database administration, database technology, selection and acquisition of database management systems. In-depth practicum in data modeling and system development in a database environment. Overview of future trends in data management. Prerequisites: CS 380, MA 190, MA 200. Spring

CS299. Health Information Internship. 3 credit-hours. A practical experience that in which the student applies their knowledge and skills in real-world situations within HIM s and other hospital departments or health care facilities. Spring

BA212. Principles of Management. 3 credit-hours. The study of the role of managers and management in organizations, emphasizing the process of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Included is a survey of techniques in goal setting and strategy, decision making, leadership, and motivation. $30.00 course fee. Prerequisite: EN 160. Fall. Spring

AC100. Introduction to Accounting. 3 credit-hours. An introduction to the terminology, concepts, and principles of modern accounting procedures including record keeping, classifying, reporting, and analyzing basic financial information. Basic record keepingfunctions for both service and merchandising enterprises will be covered. Fall