HIIM Courses

The freshman Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) courses are introductions to basic aspects of the profession and expose the student to the wide variety of careers in the HIIM profession.  Sophomore courses introduce individual aspects of HIIM with the intent of building a solid foundation for the student in areas that closely interact. The junior level coursework begins an in-depth view of subjects that contain knowledge in areas utilized in management level positions as well as more specific technical positions. Senior level students focus on applying the knowledge gained in the first three years and build their knowledge level to where the student has value in the workforce as an HIIM professional.  Students can use assignments and/or projects in several of the courses as well as the advanced professional practice to focus on an area or two of particular interest.  

HIIM 110. Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery System. 3 Hr. Overview of Federal, State and Local agencies and their role in the healthcare system.  Emphasis on cost, access, quality and types of organizations and services provided.

HIIM 112. Fundamentals Health Information Management. 3 Hr. Introduction to the health information management profession and the health record. An overview of the health record, data, format, structure, and documentation requirements including accreditation, licensure, regulatory standards and ethical standards of practice.

HIIM 231. Health Information Management Applications. 2 Hr. A study of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and clinical, financial, and administrative applications.  Includes a survey of implementation techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and managing healthcare data.

HIIM 233. HIIM Fundamentals of Disease and Management. 3 Hr. A study of the nature and cause of disease and management, including qualifications and pharmaceutical interventions relevant to HIM tasks.

HIIM 235. Coding and Classifying Diseases. 3 Hr. Basic coding using the latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases. Applications of classifications, taxonomies, nomenclatures, terminologies, and vocabularies to include evaluation and auditing for disease coding.

HIIM 237. Introduction to Professional Practice. 1 Hr. Exploration of Health Informatics and Health Information Management careers, certifications and requirements, resources, curriculum options, student responsibilities, and opportunities for volunteer service.  Observation of practitioners in a variety of facility settings.

HIIM 240. Classification of Healthcare Procedures. 3 Hr. Basic coding of healthcare procedures using government approved classification systems and nomenclatures. Applications of classifications, taxonomies, nomenclatures, terminologies, and vocabularies to include evaluation and auditing for procedure coding. Includes CCA exam prep.

HIIM 242. Healthcare Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle. 2 Hr. A study of systems used for professional and institutional reimbursement in various healthcare settings. Application of revenue cycle principles.

HIIM 244. Principles of Quality Management. 2 Hr. A survey of quality measures, techniques, and theories including utilization review, risk management, patient outcomes, and medical staff credentialing.

HIIM 246. Fundamentals of Clinical Documentation Improvement. 3 Hr. A study of clinical documentation improvement practices and the management of the clinical documentation process.

HIIM 247. Registries in Healthcare. 2 Hr. A study of healthcare registry management and the operational components of registries. To include registry types and registry policy.

HIIM 248. Professional Practice 1. 1 Hr. HIIM clinical practice experience with a focus on coding and classifications systems, revenue and quality management, clinical documentation improvement and the application and use of technologies associated with these domains. 30 hours.

HIIM 351. Data Privacy, Security. 3 Hr. Fundamentals of consumer privacy and security. Provides an in depth study of patient verification and identity management, E-discovery, data security, mobile device security, disaster recovery, and principles related to the release of personal health information.

HIIM 353. Healthcare System Analysis/Design. 3 Hr. Study and evaluation of the health information systems and networks. Concepts, techniques, and tools associated with the systems development life cycle, workflow analysis, network design, systems evaluation and maintenance.

HIIM 355. HIIM Legal Issues. 3 Hr. Study of the U.S. legal structure and legal theories that apply to health information practice and the electronic record environment. Study and application of the essentials of compliance and fraud surveillance.

HIIM 357. Focus on CPT/HCPCS Taxonomies. 3 Hr. Advanced in-depth review of the practical application of healthcare taxonomies (CPT) including reimbursement and guidelines. Prepares the student for national coding certificate exam

HIIM 360. Application of Healthcare Classification Systems. 3 Hr. Advanced practical application of healthcare classification systems and taxonomies to include mapping of terminologies across systems such as ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT.

HIIM 362. Data Governance in Health Systems. 3 Hr. Introduction to health information systems with an emphasis on healthcare vocabulary, standards and models, and computer-based patient record. Focus on data governance and data formats to support integration and interoperability.

HIIM 364. Healthcare Data Design. 3 Hr. Study of design, development, adoption and application of databases. Study of database architecture, data dictionary composition, data modeling, data warehouse and visualization.

HIIM 366. Healthcare Analytics 1. 2 Hr. Concepts of epidemiology; biostatistics, vital statistics; data collection and presentation; study designs as related to health care organizations and their function.

HIIM 368. Professional Practice 2. 1 Hr. Clinical practice experience with continuing focus on coding and classifications systems, data privacy and security, clinical documentation improvement and the application and use of technologies associated with these domains.

HIIM 471. Healthcare Research. 3 Hr. An introduction to the application of the scientific method and research design to health information management.

HIIM 473. Healthcare Analytics 2. 2 Hr. A study of statistical analytics and decision support applications to facilitate decision making and reporting across the healthcare ecosystem.

HIIM 475. HIIM Project Management. 3 Hr. In depth study of successful information system management including information systems planning, management controls, development, project management, operations and quality improvement, and human resource management.

HIIM 477. Leadership in Health Informatics/Information Management. 3 Hr. A survey of leadership models and theories.  Application of change management principles, strategic and operational management concepts.

HIIM 479. Coding Professional Practice Experience. 3 Hr. Clinical coding practice experience. Focus on ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding. with a focus on coding and classifications systems, revenue and quality management, clinical documentation improvement and the application and use of technologies associated with these domains.

HIIM 480. Health Informatics/Information Management Administration. 3 Hr. Financial management and human resource principles applied to the administration of health information systems. Includes a survey of training and development models, workflow and process design.

HIIM 482. Health Informatics and Information Governance. 3 Hr. A study of health and consumer informatics with a focus on the electronic exchange of information, information integrity, data quality and application of information governance principles.

HIIM 484. Capstone in Health Informatics/Information Management. 3 Hr. A comprehensive review of health information practices and principles.  Includes a capstone project and RHIA testing.

HIIM 486. Cooperative Education in Health Information Management. 6 Hr. Professional experience scheduled onsite at a healthcare organization.  Provides supervised, structured work experiences. 240 clock hours of clinical/practicum rotation is required.