This course is a comprehensive study of the health information management profession and the health record. It introduces the student to the development of the HIM profession as well as the history, structure and function of the American Health Information Management Association. The structure, content, and standards of the paper-based and electronic health record are also covered in this course. Emphasis is placed on healthcare data sets, data collection, storage and retrieval. Specialized health records, indexes and registries will be described and their functionality explained.
Recommended Prereq: Placement in college-level English coursework.