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Revision Date: 25-May-23
 

Fall 2023 | AHS-1015-VO03F - Introduction to Health Information Systems


Flex Class

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 2023 ends on October 30.


Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-05-2023 to 12-18-2023
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-25-2023 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-06-2023 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

Amy Bourgeois
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

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, patients' 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.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations, along with free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials.

Fall 2023 textbook/book details will be available on 2023-05-03. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

For Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials details, see the Canvas Site for this class.

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


Methods

Teaching Methods

  • Textbook
  • Lectures, Articles and other Reading Materials, Videos, etc. A list of resources and links are provided each week.
  • Demonstration of Learning Discussions
  • Case Studies, Conceptual Maps, Web Reports
  • Assessments/quizzes.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Methods

Students will be evaluated on the following:

  • Completion and performance of all Demonstration of Learning Discussions
  • Completion and performance on all assignments: Case Studies, Conceptual Maps, etc.
  • Completion and performance on assessments/quizzes.

Course Completion and Final Grade Determination

Students will have many opportunities to demonstrate their academic success in this course. A student’s final grade will be based on the following criteria:

  • 40% Class discussion (Demonstrate Your Learning)
  • 30% Chapter Assessments (quizzes)
  • 30% Assignments (homework, reviews, etc.)

To complete and pass the course students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete all projects, assignments, assessments and exams by the end of the semester.
  • Must have passing grade in all three graded sections (class discussion, chapter assessments, assignments).

Course Outline

Modules over a 15 week period:

  • Module 1: Health Information (HI) Systems, Management and Technology – An Overview
  • Module 2: Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Module 3: Health Information Management Professionals
  • Module 4: Health Care Settings and Patient Care
  • Module 5: Information Systems - Electronic Health Records
  • Module 6: Health Care Disparities and Inequities
  • Module 7: Health Information for Quality Improvement
  • Module 8: Legal Aspects of Health Information Management
  • Module 9: The Balance Between Business and Patient Care

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

Students are expected to progress through the following modules:

  • Module 1: Health Information (HI) Systems, Management and Technology – An Overview
  • Module 2: Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Module 3: Health Information Management Professionals
  • Module 4: Health Care Settings and Patient Care
  • Module 5: Information Systems - Electronic Health Records
  • Module 6: Health Care Disparities and Inequities
  • Module 7: Health Information for Quality Improvement
  • Module 8: Legal Aspects of Health Information Management
  • Module 9: The Balance Between Business and Patient Care

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. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  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 Integrity


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.