Entry-Level MHIIM Curriculum

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Table 1. Entry-Level Masters Curriculum
Course # Course Name Credit hours
511Health Information Science & Laboratory I

Introduction to the field of health information management, including history of patient records, and functions of a health information/medical record department. Introduction to the organization of healthcare systems and operation of healthcare organization. In-depth study of components, development and use of the record and flow of patient information through the facility; design of forms and computer views; accreditation and licensure standards, ICD-9-CM and HCPCS/CPT coding. Survey of related systems for other health facilities included.

3
513Organization & Administration I

Application of principles of organization, administration, supervision, and human relations to the health information/medical record department. Includes negotiation, communication, team building, problem solving, change management, strategic leadership and organizational behavior. Includes utilization of financial and physical resources, financial management of health care facilities, development of systems, procedures, services, and equipment; controlling quality of departmental functions, and professional ethics. Includes an in-depth study of quality and performance improvement methodologies both in clinical and administrative settings.

3
515Directed Experience I

Directed practical experience in information management procedures, management of personnel, and interdepartmental relationships in health care facilities in Memphis.

2
521Health Information Science & Laboratory II

Introduction to the field of health information management, including history of patient records, and functions of a health information/medical record department. Introduction to the organization of healthcare systems and operation of healthcare organization. In-depth study of components, development and use of the record and flow of patient information through the facility; design of forms and computer views; accreditation and licensure standards, ICD-9-CM and HCPCS/CPT coding. Survey of related systems for other health facilities included.

3
523Organization & Administration II

Application of principles of organization, administration, supervision, and human relations to the health information/medical record department. Includes negotiation, communication, team building, problem solving, change management, strategic leadership and organizational behavior. Includes utilization of financial and physical resources, financial management of health care facilities, development of systems, procedures, services, and equipment; controlling quality of departmental functions, and professional ethics. Includes an in-depth study of quality and performance improvement methodologies both in clinical and administrative settings.

3
525Directed Experience II

Directed practical experience in information management procedures, management of personnel, and interdepartmental relationships in health care facilities in Memphis.

2
542Health Information Technology & Systems II

A review of information systems, the evolution and implementation of the electronic health record, including the necessary supporting information and technology infrastructure; and the application of new techniques to the handling of information in patient care situations; systems analysis and design; systems selection and evaluation; the electronic health record; national initiatives in health information technology and systems; project management. Lectures supplemented with laboratory experience in the computer lab.

3
537Management Affiliation

Five-week management assignment in an accredited hospital, which includes experiences in activities and responsibilities of department managers.

3
550Clinical Foundations of Health Information Management

Study of nature and causes of disease, treatment and management of patients including pharmacology.

3
551Reimbursement Methodologies

Study of reimbursement methods in health care including MS-DRGs, APCs, RBRVS, RUGS as well as commercial, managed care and federal insurance plans and chargemaster management.

3
600 Information Technology and Systems
3
601 Quality Management in Health Services: Information for Quality Care
2
602 Legal Issues in Health Information Technology and Systems
3
603 Leadership for Health Information Technology and Systems
3
604 Financial Management for Health Professionals
3
605 Healthcare Information Systems
3
606 Healthcare Vocabularies and Clinical Terminologies
2
607 Statistics and Decision Making
3
608 Knowledge Management
3
609 Concepts of Research Methodology
3
610 Issues in Health Information Technology Seminar
2
613 Applied Research Project
3
Total Hours
61

Health Information Science and Laboratory I and II

Introduction to the field of health information management, including history of patient records, and functions of a health information/medical record department. Introduction to the organization of healthcare systems and operation of healthcare organization. In-depth study of components, development and use of the record and flow of patient information through the facility; design of forms and computer views; accreditation and licensure standards, ICD-9-CM and HCPCS/CPT coding. Survey of related systems for other health facilities included.

Organization and Administration I and II

Application of principles of organization, administration, supervision, and human relations to the health information/medical record department. Includes negotiation, communication, team building, problem solving, change management, strategic leadership and organizational behavior. Includes utilization of financial and physical resources, financial management of health care facilities, development of systems, procedures, services, and equipment; controlling quality of departmental functions, and professional ethics. Includes an in-depth study of quality and performance improvement methodologies both in clinical and administrative settings.

Clinical Foundations of Health Information Management

Study of nature and causes of disease, treatment and management of patients including pharmacology.

Directed Experience I, II and III

Directed practical experience in information management procedures, management of personnel, and interdepartmental relationships in health care facilities in Memphis.

Management Affiliation

Five-week management assignment in an accredited hospital, which includes experiences in activities and responsibilities of department managers.

Legal Concepts for the Health Field

Principles of law applied to the health field with emphasis on federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting health information practice, confidentiality, privacy and security of information.

Health Information Technology and Systems I and II

A review of information systems, the evolution and implementation of the electronic health record, including the necessary supporting information and technology infrastructure; and the application of new techniques to the handling of information in patient care situations; systems analysis and design; systems selection and evaluation; the electronic health record; national initiatives in health information technology and systems; project management. Lectures supplemented with laboratory experience in the computer lab.

Personnel Administration

Employer-employee relationships, governing laws and regulations, evaluation, selection, training and in-service education, transfer, promotion, dismissal of employees, and problem solving.

Reimbursement Methodologies

Study of reimbursement methods in health care including MS-DRGs, APCs, RBRVS, RUGS as well as commercial, managed care and federal insurance plans and chargemaster management.

Research and Statistics

A review of statistical methods and data analysis as well as data quality and integrity. The course also includes an introduction to principal research techniques and procedures, information retrieval and clinical/biomedical research support.

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