Catalog: 2012–2013 Catalog Year
HIT 180: Introduction to Health Information Management
- Name: Introduction to Health Information Management
- Discipline: Health Information Technology (HIT)
- Units (Credits): 3
- Schedule History: See when this course was offered over the last three years.
- Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
- Academic Division: Nursing and Allied Health
Prerequisites and Recommended Courses
- Prerequisites or Corequisites: HIT 118 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.
I: Catalog Course Description
Introduces Health Information Management procedures including professional ethics and processes to assure quality health care through quality information.
Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to know the following:
- Apply health information management concepts to health care settings.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of health care delivery and settings in the United States.
- Describe career opportunities for health information management professionals.
- Differentiate among types of patient records, including the documentation issues associated with each.
- Select a numbering and filing system that is appropriate for a health care setting.
- Implement record storage and circulation methods that are appropriate for a health care setting.
- Use indexes and registers for health data collection.
- Apply legal aspects of health information management.
- Provide an overview of coding and reimbursement issues in the context of health information management.
III: Course Linkage
Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.
Educational Program Mission Outcomes.
MISSION - This course is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate that they:
- Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
- Are able to acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement.
- Can present themselves effectively to a potential employer.
- Will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate resources to remain current in the chosen occupational field.
- Have developed an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.