hcr210c | undergraduate
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 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Insurance and Coding Information
- Explain the purpose of coding regulations.
- Describe the relationship between managed care information and health records.
- Identify the classification systems used to code a health record.
Health Data Collection: Indexes and Registries
- Describe the purpose of master person indexes.
- Identify the characteristics of an Internet-based health care information database.
- Describe the scheduling process.
- Explain the importance of accurate scheduling.
- Differentiate record organization and filing controls across different sized facilities.
- Apply alphabetic and numeric filing procedures.
- Identify the rules that govern record retention.
- Explain the consequences of inappropriately sharing health information.
Legal Aspects of Health Information Management
- Explain legal compliance in the health care workplace.
- Identify legal terms relevant to health records.
- Identify physical and technical safeguards used to secure protected health information.
Overview of the Health Record
- Explain the importance of the health record.
- Identify key components of the health record.
- Identify structured coding systems.
Health and Wellness Settings
- Identify various U.S. health care settings.
- Examine the utilization of health records in various settings.
- Identify career opportunities in various health settings.
- Explain the importance of information capture and report generation.
- Describe challenges related to the documentation of health records.
- Describe processes when sharing documentation with other stakeholders.
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