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Health Information Management - AAS

Allied Health

Contact: Bonnie FOLKERTS (620)694-2455
Contact: Becky RICE (620)694-2440
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This degree requires 66 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
AL153 Pharmacology 3

Basic pharmacology for students pursuing allied health professions-basic drugs as related to diseases, effects of drugs on different systems of the body, interaction of drugs, side effects, contraindications and effectiveness in relation to dosages.

BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI100 or BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112 w/Grade of C

BU203 Principles of Supervision 3

Training and participation in using the steps necessary to effectively manage people and solve human relation problems with attention to motivation of self as well as other people.

CS104 Computers in Healthcare 3

Computer use within the healthcare industry: includes computer hardware, software,databases,security, privacy, storage and other computer related systems. Focus is on health information technicians, administrative and clinical systems as well as Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

HR100 Health Record Applications I 1

Lab providing overview of the health information profession; experience in assembly, analysis, and filing of health records; data entry and abstracting of health information; indices; filing of reportable events.

HR103 Health Information Processes 3

Introduction to the health care field and health records with emphasis on the roles of health professionals, functions of the health information department, content and analysis of health records in a variety of health care settings and storage and retrieval of health information and common registries.

HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

HR107 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3

Introduction to the U.S. legal system, laws and ethical issues and how they relate to healthcare.

HR203 Health Record Practicum I 1

Learning experience designed to give students the opportunity to practice skills learned in health information courses to help prepare students to perform technical functions required in a Health Information Department.
Pre-Reqs: HR100 Health Record Application I, and HR103 Health Information Processes, and HR107 Legal Aspects of Health Information

HR208 Quality Improvement in Healthcare 2

Introduction to concepts in healthcare quality improvement with an emphasis on performance improvement, utilization, and risk management.
Pre-Reqs: IS104 Microcomputer Applications, or Departmental Consent

HR210 CPT Coding 2

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding, ICD Coding for outpatient surgery and the physician''''s office and reimbursement issues involved in ambulatory care.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, or Departmental Consent

HR211 Health Record Practicum II 1

Supervised learning experience designed to give the student the opportunity to practice skills learned from the classroom and application courses. Health information projects assigned give the students expertise in technical functions (e.g., ICD coding and MS-DRG assignment, CPT coding, record management in alternate care facilities, quality improvement and utilization management, cancer registries, health statistics).
Pre-Reqs: HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I, and HR214 Health Statistics, and HR217 Health Records Applications II

HR212 Pathophysiology 4

Etiologies, signs, symptoms, courses and complications of diseases, and the modern practices of diagnosis and treatment.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, and BI103 Human A&P

HR214 Health Statistics 2

Health data collection including acceptable terminology, computational methodology and display of health data used in healthcare statistics.

HR215 HIM Clinical Affiliation 2

Supervised learning experience with credentialed health information practitioners in an approved facility and in the online classroom emphasizing acting independently, completing assigned projects, practicing professionalism and demonstrating health information concepts.
Pre-Reqs: Departmental Consent

HR216 Reimbursement Methodologies 3

Reimbursement methodologies for inpatient hospital and physician office billing.
Pre-Reqs: HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I, and HR210 CPT Coding, or Departmental Consent

HR217 Health Record Applications II 1

Laboratory in applying release of information policies and procedures; computation of health care statistics, and principles of supervision.
Pre-Reqs: HR107 Legal Aspects of Health Information, and HR214 Health Statistics, or BU203 Principles of Supervision

HR218 Health Record Applications III 1

Laboratory designed to give the students experience in Prospective Payment Systems concepts and case mix, quality management and utilization review; application of management principles.
Pre-Reqs: HR208 Quality Improvement in Healthcare, and HR216 Reimbursement Methodologies, or Departmental Consent

HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I 4

Basic coding principles utilizing the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS) for the identification, coding, and sequencing of principal, primary, and secondary diagnoses; diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, and BI103 Human A&P, or Departmental Consent

HR223 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding II 3

A continuation of HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I. This course continues the instruction in coding principles utilizing the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) for the identification, coding and sequencing of principal, primary, and secondary diagnoses: diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Pre-Reqs: HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I, or Departmental Consent

HR224 Coding Lab 1

Lab in coding and specialized records utilizing the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ECD-10-PCS), International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition (ICD-0-3) for Cancer Registry activities, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5).
Pre-Reqs: HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I, or Departmental Consent

HR228 Healthcare Analytics 2

Introduction to Principles of data evaluation and analytics specific to the field of Health information Management.
Pre-Reqs: HR214 Health Statistics, and HR222 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I, and IS104 Microcomputer Applications

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

BU109 Business Communications OR EN108 Technical Writing 3
Course Title Credits
BU109 Business Communications 3.00

EN108 Technical Writing 3.00

Health Information Management Composition Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN107 Business English Grammar 3.00

PS100 General Psychology OR PS101 Human Relations 3
Course Title Credits
PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

A grade of "C" or better is required for all degree-specific courses.
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