Additional Offerings
This course is also offered during the semesters listed above.

This course provides a detailed study of the impact of computer applications on HIM services and on healthcare information services. In addition, students explore the growth and development of the electronic health record and the field of health informatics. Emphases on the HIM applications include: release of information; use of encoders and groupers; cancer registry; chart locator system; chart deficiency system; and transcription system. The conceptual models and functionality of the electronic health record in the current healthcare environment are defined. The student analyzes the technical components of the electronic health record including: laboratory and pharmacy information systems, picture archiving and communication systems, order sets, clinical protocols, provider order entry, medication administration record, point-of-care charting, and clinical decision support systems. The benefits and barriers of implementing the electronic health record are discussed. Other topics include Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) system, financial information systems, Master Patient Index, systems development life cycle, data quality integrity and security, document imaging, and maintenance and monitoring of data storage systems.

Prereq: HIT100; HIT135; HIT140.

Spring 2018
| Prereq or Coreq required
Ticket # CRN Days Times Location Instructor Status
Course Location

Aurora Downtown Campus
Waubonsee Community College
18 S. River St.
Aurora, IL 60506-4134
(630) 801-7900



Meets between: March 19-May 11