Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

Course Hours: 
180
Price: 
$1,000.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Our Health Information Technology (HIT) course provides strategies and concepts related to the comprehensive management of health information. Students will learn how to organize and secure health information to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of the health care delivery system. With an overview of the health care industry and strategies for recording and securing patient processing records, this course equips the learner with tools and techniques for improving the health care system by effectively managing health care data.

 Recomendation(s): CompTIA A+ or 500 hours of hands-on IT technical experience in the healthcare IT field.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the basic structure and terminology of health care information
  • Identify steps for implementing electronic health records
  • Recognize steps for managing health records and the clinical flow of data
  • List the basics of medical coding and the reimbursement process
  • Identify methods for securing health information and remaining compliant

Health Information Technology Module 1   
Health Care Data

  • Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Comparison of Facilities
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment
  • Collecting Health Care Data
  • Basic Concepts
  • Key Data Categories
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Describing Data
  • Data Elements in Health Record
  • Data Quality
  • Data Sets

Health Information Technology Module 2     
Health Information Management Processing

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Government and Private Sector Intervention
  • Implementing an EHR
  • Acute Care Records
  • Clinical Flow of Data
  • Clinical Data
  • Discharge Data Set
  • Data Quality
  • Postdischarge Processing
  • Electronic Health Record Management
  • Other Health Information Management Roles

Health Information Technology Module 3    
Coding and Reimbursement

  • Code Sets
  • ICD-9-CM
  • ICD-10-CM
  • ICD-10-PCS
  • HCPCS/CPT-4
  • Special Purpose Code Sets
  • Uses for Coded Clinical Data
  • Paying for Health Care
  • Types of Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Billing
  • Patient Financial Services

Health Information Technology Module 4     
Managing Health Records

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Other Inpatient Health Care Settings
  • Long-Term Care
  • Behavioral Health Facilities
  • Home Health Care
  • Master Patient Index
  • Identification of Physical Files
  • Legal Systems
  • Chart Locator Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Security of Health Information
  • Record Retention

Health Information Technology Module 5   
Statistics

  • Organized Collection of Data
  • Data Retrieval
  • Presentation
  • Routine Institutional Statistics
  • Reporting of Data
  • Statistical Analysis of Patient Information
  • Uses of Health Information
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Monitoring Quality of Health Information
  • Organization and Presentation of Data
  • Health Care Facility Committees
  • Health Information in Quality Activities

Health Information Technology Module 6   
Legal and Supervisory Issues

  • Confidentiality
  • HIPAA
  • Access
  • Consent
  • Release of Information
  • Preparing a Record for Release
  • Internal Requests for Information
  • Sensitive Records
  • Federal, Corporate, and Facility Compliance
  • HIM Department Management
  • HIM Department Workflow
  • Evaluating Department Operations

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be prepared to sit for the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) national certification exam.

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.
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