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AHS-1015-VO03F - Introduction to Health Information Systems

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Flex courses are online courses with flexible assignment submission, allowing students to manage their completion pace during the semester. Flex courses remain open for enrollment throughout the first half of the semester. Flex course enrollment for Fall 2021 ends on October 29.

Synonym: 207998
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-07-2021 to 12-20-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Amy Bourgeois | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 12/17 (as of 07-28-21 8:05 AM)

Course Description:

This course introduces students to data management in the healthcare setting, including the role of health information professionals, technologies used to support health information processes within the revenue cycle, and the importance of accuracy, patience rights, HIPAA and data security. Students explore healthcare delivery systems, including the role of accrediting and regulatory agencies, facility and staff organization, and health record content and management.

Essential Objectives:

1. Identify fundamental components of the healthcare delivery system in the United States, including the role of regulators and accrediting bodies.
2. Describe the roles of major federal, state, and local agencies in health protection, health care, and strategies for assuring health care quality and equity.
3. Discuss social factors that lead to health disparities and the importance of accurate health data to support research and identify health inequalities within the healthcare system.
4. Describe the role of a health information management professional.
5. Discuss healthcare data, primary and secondary record systems, and data quality and integrity as they relate to health information systems.
6. Describe health information technologies in support of organizational operations, including the revenue cycle.
7. Identify components of the electronic patient record as it applies to various healthcare settings with special emphasis on JCAHO & AOA Standards & Medicare Conditions of Participation.
8. Describe the design, maintenance, accuracy, and security of computerized information systems, including electronic medical records.
9. Explain the creation and maintenance of health information disease indexes and registries.
10. Identify current trends in healthcare, including value-based care, population health initiatives, and adapting reimbursement practices.
11. Discuss laws and ethics related to health care, patient privacy and confidentiality (HIPAA), types of consents, and proper release of health information.
12. Research and establish educational, career, and professional goals related to the field of health information systems, including relevant certifications.


AHS-1015-VO03F Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Amy Bourgeois
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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