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AHS-1015-VO03Y - Introduction to Health Information Systems

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Synonym: 203915
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 11-03-2020 to 12-21-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-12-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 12-01-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Kelly Berge | View Faculty Credentials
This section is waitlisted. Please contact your nearest center for availability..

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Course Description:

Introduces students to fundamental theories of data management in the healthcare setting. Historical and current recordkeeping practices will be explored as well as a basic overview of health care delivery systems. Topics include the role of accrediting and regulatory agencies, facility and staff organization, health record content, record management, and the transition to an electronic patient record.

Essential Objectives:

1. Explain the structure, organization, and staffing of health care services from public and private perspectives; identify and describe various health care delivery systems and diverse health care settings.
2. Explain history and the role of a health information management professional.
3. Define and describe the patient record as it applies to hospital inpatient & outpatient, physician office, and alternate care settings.
4. Describe the contents of the patient record with special emphasis on JCAHO & AOA Standards & Medicare Conditions of Participation.
5. Describe the design, maintenance and utilization of manual and computerized health information systems for filing, numbering and storage of patient information.
6. Explain the creation and maintenance of health information disease indexes & registries.
7. Discuss laws and ethics related to health care, patient privacy and confidentiality (HIPAA), types of consents, and proper release of health information.
8. Explain the maintenance of data accuracy, security, privacy and confidentiality in manual and computerized information systems.
9. Identify current trends in health care and describe the roles of major federal, state and local agencies in health protection, health care, and assuring health care quality.
10. Research and establish educational, career, and professional goals related to the field of health information systems.


Fall 2020 textbook data will be available on July 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

AHS-1015-VO03Y Textbooks.

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: Kelly Berge
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

Notes: Please email me or text at 973-883-5945

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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