Health Data Content and Structure

Syllabus Sections

Publish Date

09/10/2010 12:22:05

Health Data Content and Structure


Fall 2010
09/20/2010 - 12/12/2010

Course Information

Section 002
Distance Learning
Anita McAuley

Section 001
Distance Learning
Anita McAuley

Office Hours

  • T W
    2:30 p.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • F
    By appointment only

Course Requirements


METHOD OF EVALUATION: 40% of your grade will be based on  assignments, quizzes and onsite classes, and 60% on exams. No make-up exams will be given.  There will be no exceptions.  All grades will be posted on Blackboard.




TEXTBOOK:                        Health Information Management Technology

                                                An Applied Approach; Second Edition


Merida L. Johns, PhD, RHIA, Editor

ISBN 1-58426-141-2


STUDENT WORKBOOK:            Health Information Management Technology

                                                An Applied Approach; Second Edition


Merida L. Johns, PhD, RHIA, Editor

                                                ISBN 1-58426-161-7

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives


COURSE OBJECTIVES:            Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:


1.         Distinguish between data and information.

2.         Explain the structure and use of health information such as individual, comparative and aggregate.

3.         Differentiate between the various health information media such as paper, computer, or web-based.

4.         Distinguish between the content of health records in the acute care inpatient, hospital outpatient/ASC and physician office settings.

5.         Differentiate between primary and secondary data sources.

6.         Give examples of the most common registries and indexes found in hospitals.

7.         Identify manual/automated techniques used in storage and maintenance of health records.

8.         Differentiate between the UHDDS and UACDS healthcare datasets/types of data collected.

9.         Compare the format and content of various types of outpatient health records.

10.      Locate clinical data in health record documentation.

11.      Explain the coding function and discuss the importance of documentation in coding.

12.      Explain the value of implementing ICD-10 and ICD-10-PCS.

13.      Understand basic concepts and terms associated with the electronic health record (EHR).

14.      Distinguish between physician health record and a patient personal health record (PHR).

15.      Distinguish between licensure and accreditation.

16.      Understand the history of the healthcare delivery system.

17.      Describe the basic organization in the most common healthcare organizations including the physician office and the acute care hospital.

18.      Identify the various licensing and regulatory agencies in the healthcare industry.

19.      Identify coding and reimbursement systems used in the physician office, hospital outpatient/ASC and acute care patient settings.

20.      Describe the health information management department functions and purpose.

21.      Differentiate various types of healthcare disciplines and providers in the continuum of care.