Health Information Management Technologist Curriculum

Administrative Medical Assisting

The Evolving Healthcare System in the United States

Learning Outcomes:

HT 100

  • Healthcare in the United States
  • Functions, Careers, and Credentials of the HI Health Professional: Documenting, Maintaining, and Managing Health Information, Past and Present
  • Health Informatics and Health Information Technologist Shaping the Evolving Healthcare System

Processing Health Information

Learning Outcomes:

HT 105

  • Maintaining Health Records: An Overview
  • External Forces: Regulatory and Accreditation Influences
  • The Active Health Record in Acute Care Settings
  • The Post-discharge Health Record

The Meaningful Use of Digital Health Information

Learning Outcomes:

HT 110

  • Maintaining Health Records: An Overview
  • The Electronic Health Record: Meaningful Use of Patient Records
  • privacy, and security of Digital Records
  • The Patient’s Role in Healthcare

Exploring New Roles for Health Information Profession

Learning Outcomes:

HT 115

  • Expanding Roles and Functions of the Health Information Technologist and Health Informatics Health Professional

An Overview of PrimeSUITE’s Practice Management and Electronic Health Record Software

Learning Outcomes:

HT 120

  • Practice Management Applications
  • Why Adopt Electronic Health Record Applications?
  • Electronic Health Record Applications
  • The Flow of Information from Registration through Processing of the Claim

Health Data Structure, Collection, and Standards

Learning Outcomes:

HT 125

  • The Health Professionals Who Maintain and Use Health Information
  • Data versus Information
  • Computer-Based Health Information Media
  • Screen-Based Data Collection Tools
  • Collecting Data Elements
  • Electronic Health (Medical) Records (EHR) (EMR)
  • Laws, Regulations, and Standards
  • Similarities and Differences between a Physician’s Office and Hospital Information Systems

Content of the Health Record—Administrative Data

Learning Outcomes:

HT 130

  • Maintaining Health Records: An Overview
  • Administrative Data Elements
  • Administrative Uses of Data
  • Accountable Care
  • The Master Patient (Person) Index (MPI)
  • Registering a New Patient in PrimeSUITE
  • Scheduling an Appointment
  • Editing Demographic Data
  • Checking in a Patient
  • Capture Insurance Information
  • Utilize the Help Feature

Content of the Health Record—the Past Medical, Surgical, Family, and Social History

Learning Outcomes:

HT 135

  • Forms as Data Collection Tools
  • The Past Medical, Surgical, Family, and Social Histories
  • Handling Inconsistent or Unclear Information
  • Documenting Vital Signs

Content of the Health Record—the Care Provider’s Responsibility

Learning Outcomes:

HT 140

  • The SOAP Note
  • The History of Present Illness (HPI)
  • The Review of Systems (ROS)
  • The Physical Exam
  • Medical Dictation and Transcription
  • Voice (Speech) Recognition Technology
  • Electronic Prescribing (ePrescribing)
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
  • Tracking Physicians’ Orders
  • The Problem List

Financial Management: Insurance and Billing Functions

Learning Outcomes:

HT 145

  • Claims Management—Why and How
  • Use of an Encounter Form
  • The Claims Process Using PrimeSUITE
  • Diagnosis and Procedure Coding Using PrimeSUITE
  • The Relationship between Documentation and Coding
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Accounts Receivable—Getting Paid
  • Managing Accounts Receivable in PrimeSUITE
  • Compliance

Privacy, Security, Confidentiality, and Legal Issues

Learning Outcomes:

HT 150

  • The HIPAA privacy, and security Standards
  • Evaluating an EHR System for HIPAA Compliance
  • The Role of in EHR Implementation
  • Joining Security Measures
  • Handling Sensitive and Restricted Access
  • Data Integrity
  • Join Policies and Procedures to Release Health Information Using PrimeSUITE
  • Accounting of Information Disclosures
  • Information Exchange
  • Compliance Plans
  • Safeguarding Your System and Disaster Recovery Planning

Management of Information and Communication

Learning Outcomes:

HT 155

  • Internal Communications
  • Importing Documents to the EHR
  • Master Files and Templates
  • Customization
  • Using Software to Organize Your Work—Task Lists
  • Using Software as a Reminder

Decision and Compliance Support: Utilizing the Database

Learning Outcomes:

HT 160

  • Using the Dashboard in PrimeSUITE to Meet Meaningful Use Standards
  • Datand Information Used in Decision Support
  • Use of Report-Writer for System Reports
  • Custom Report Writing
  • Uses of Indexes
  • Uses of Registries
  • The Credentialing Process

Looking Ahead—The Future of Health Information and Informatics

Learning Outcomes:

HT 165

  • Health Information versus Health Informatics
  • Barriers to Adopting an Electronic Health Record
  • Emerging Technologies and Models
  • Making the World of Health Informatics User-Friendly and Convenient
  • Virtual Private Networks—Advancing the Use of EHRs Remotely Yet Securely

Health Information Technologist Practicum, Apprenticeship and Capstone

Learning Outcomes:

HT 400

After successful completion of this study course students participate in the Apprenticeship and Capstone to perform skills required of a practicing Health Information Technologist.


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