hcr210 | undergraduate

Patient Records: Keeping It Real

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Documenting patients’ health information is central to the continuity of medical care and the collection of medical data. This course examines the content, development, format, routing, filing, and storage of patient records. Settings include hospitals, physicians’ offices and alternate care facilities. Students review uses of health data and legal aspects of health information management.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 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

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    Medical Settings - Where Medical Records Live

    • Contrast the responsibilities that distinguish health records administrators from health records technicians.
    • Illustrate the functions of U.S ealth care settings.

    Document Faces - Patient Records' Multiple Personalities

    • Distinguish differences between administrative data and clinical data.
    • Recognize the importance of knowing why and how incident reports are handled.
    • Review record formats.

    Document Contents - The Care and Feeding of Patient Records

    • Define acute care, in-patient reports.
    • Determine career interests in medical records settings.
    • Conduct interviews with medical records personnel.

    Filing Systems - Dress Codes for Medical Records

    • Resolve the difficulty of managing newborns’ medical records.
    • Apply alphabetic and numeric filing procedures.
    • Distinguish types of filing systems used by different sized facilities.

    Storage and Retrieval - Going on Dates and Coming Home Late

    • Compare and contrast record organization across different sized facilities.
    • Compare and contrast filing controls across different sized facilities

    Secondary Sources - Who Courts Medical Records

    • Apply a personal policy of information sharing to the use of medical records by registers and registries.
    • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of master patient indexes.
    • Argue for or against an internet-based health care information database.

    Legal Issues - Keeping Medical Records Out of Jail

    • Identify legal terms relevant to medical records.
    • Determine career interests in medical records compliance.
    • Outline restrictions on the disclosure of protected health information.

    Records Management—The Life and Times of Medical Records

    • Review record management issues that typically differentiate different sized facilities.
    • Create record management guidelines for a new, medium-sized medical facility

    The Relationship of Patient Records to Health Care

    • Determine the effect of accrediting organizations upon hospital operations.
    • Discuss various standards for medical records.
    • Describe the role of modern legislation on health records management.
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