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BTAC 142 - Health Information and Delivery Systems

Credits: 5
Introduces the organization, financing, regulatory and delivery structures of healthcare services, providers, payers, and agencies in the U.S. Focuses on the use of data structure, content and standards, data sets and retrieval. Explains the role of Information Technology in healthcare. Addresses current issues in healthcare and the roles and functions of various healthcare professionals.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 97  or instructor consent.

Course Fee: $20.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe and distinguish between the different types of healthcare delivery systems responsible for providing healthcare.
  2. Identify the different types of healthcare providers, disciplines, common departments and general structure found within healthcare organizations. HIM.
  3. Describe the structure and use of health information and the importance of health record documentation.
  4. Explain medical providers’ duties and responsibilities in record keeping and general patient care.
  5.  Explain the components of an electronic health record (EHR) and documentation requirements for all health records.
  6. Apply statutes and regulations governing retention of health records and health information.
  7. Describe manual and automated filing systems for health information.
  8. Explain the basic computer concepts, electronic communication and internet technologies used with healthcare documentation.
  9. Differentiate between impersonal and personal use of health information.
  10. Describe the importance of the Code of Ethics of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  11. Explain the fundamental need of Informational Technology (IT) specialty products used in healthcare settings.
  12. Define the types of coding classification systems, healthcare data sources and data sets used in healthcare.
  13. Define and differentiate between the different health record data collection tools.
    • Define data retrieval, maintenance, quality, integrity, security processes and monitoring.
    • Define document archival, retrieval, and imaging systems. 
  14. Identify and describe the regulators of healthcare, including govemment and non-government entities and outline the role of the federal, state, and local governments in the provision of healthcare.
    • Identify current legislation and standards which Impact access, privacy, confidentiality, and security of patient information.
  15. Define key legal concepts related to healthcare including the impact of ethics, morals, fraud and abuse in a healthcare setting.
  16. Apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the control and use of health information.
  17. Describe procedures for handling patient requests for access to health information and policies and statutes governing the release of confidential health information.
  18. Describe the information protected by the HIPM Privacy Rule.
  19. Explain the legal concerns that arise from the electronic health record (EHR).

Program Outcomes
 

  1. Define key legal concepts related to healthcare including the impact of ethics, morals, fraud and abuse in a healthcare setting.
  2. Apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the control and use of health information.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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