hcis265 | undergraduate

Medical Health Information

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This course focuses on the documentation of medical data and how managing data can be vital to the treatment and care of individuals in the health care system. Students will examine development, forms, routing, filing, and storage of patient’s records in a variety of health care settings. Students will also review issues related to quality and data management, as well as privacy and security compliance.



This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9 weeks

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    Informatics versus Information Systems

    • Differentiate between health information and health informatics

    • Discuss future trends in EHR access for consumers, organizations, and their employees.

    Standards of Collecting Data

    • Explain regulations that govern health data collection standards.

    • Describe vendor choices and certification standards for electronic health records (EHR) and hospital information systems (HIS).

    • Describe the flow of information from registration through claims processing.

    The Modern Health Record

    • Describe influences of electronic health record (EHR) adoption.

    • Discuss the applications of electronic health records.

    • Summarize the role of health care professionals in maintaining electronic health records.

    Health Data and Administrative Tasks

    • Discuss the importance of accurate patient demographic data.

    • Identify various administrative tasks with an EHR. 

    Forms and Clinical Tasks

    • Describe the functions of the History & Physical (H&P), associated diagnostic test results, and Discharge Summary forms.

    • Identify various clinical tasks with an EHR.

    Fiscal Responsibilities and the Health Record

    • Describe the purpose and function of the encounter form.

    • Explain the process of claims management and its impact on financial management.

    Disclosure: Privacy and Security

    • Describe privacy and security rules regarding covered entities and how records are stored.

    • Apply security measures of the electronic health record in EHR software.

    • Demonstrate the reporting of patient health information (PHI) disclosures and release of information (ROI).

    Organizing Data and Information

    • Use software to make decisions and organize the work environment.

    • Describe the importance of internal communication in the health care environment.

    Master Patient Indexes and Reporting

    • Demonstrate creating a custom report with EHR software.

    • Describe the purpose and use of master patient indexes (MPIs) in registry reporting.

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