Health Information Technology Program:
The purpose of this program is to provide students with the ability to define operational and strategic objectives for health information management systems and to guide the understanding of systems to meet those objectives. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the Insurance Claim Process in such systems; the proper interpretation and utilization of processed information for health care payers. This includes hands-on use of the software and information standards that will furnish the students with practical knowledge to multiple electronic medical record system, and software for clinical data collection, storage and patient information record management.
This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of Medical Records Technology, and the development, content and management of the medical record will be explored as well as a basic overview of the health care delivery system. Emphasis is placed on hospital and medical staff organization; patient record content; procedures in filing; numbering and retention of patient records; quantitative analysis; release of patient information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; regulatory and accrediting agencies; and the transition to an electronic health record.
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