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The Associate of Science in Health Information Management Degree prepares students to be
competent health information technicians. Graduates of this program will acquire the skills to
manage health information data. Students will learn to maintain adequate and complete medical
records, and they will be able to participate in cost-effective information processing. They will learn
coding skills and obtain an understanding of the regulatory process and the revenue cycle. Students
will learn to maintain health care data integrity through implementation of technology, such as
electronic health records.
The Associate of Science in Health Information Management Degree program will prepare the students to perform information management services that directly impact the quality of patient care. These functions include organizing, analyzing and technically evaluating health information; compiling various administrative and health statistics; coding diseases, operations, procedures and therapies; maintaining and using health information indexes; creating disease data registries; facilitating storage and retrieval of health data; utilizing computerized health data; and controlling the use and release of health information. Graduates of the program may find employment in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, clinics, nursing homes, physician’s offices, home health care, insurance companies, and health departments in various roles from technical support to supervision of day-to-day operations of the health information department.
|Course Number||Course Name||Semester Credits|
HIU 1002 Mastering eLearning (Non-credit)
This course is non-credit and a prerequisite to starting any degree at HIU. This course helps students to get acquainted with the university and to acquire the essential academic skills related to the online platform and course organization such as online behavior, time management, evaluation process and online ethics that will allow them to enhance their academic integration and success at HIU.
(Prerequisite for Distance Education Programs)
|General Education (15 Credits)|
English Composition I
This course will allow students to develop an understanding of good college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure.
|English Composition I||3.0|
English Composition II
This course is designed to build upon the competencies acquired in English Composition I and to further refine students' writing process . Students develop proficie ncy in academic writing, information literacy, and critical thinking abilities and business documents. Prerequisites: ASB 1001
|English Composition II||3.0|
This course will cover p olynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of func tions, rate of change, transformations, extreme values, modeling, combining functions, one to - one and inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, laws of logarithms, exponential and logarithmic equations, modeling, systems of equations , linear systems in three variables, nonlinear systems of equations, and linear and nonlinear systems of inequalities.
This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of Probability and Statistics th rough assignments and forums. The students will learn to: organized data in different types of graphs, identify the use and misuse of graphical representations, apply and interpret data distribution, measures of center, apply and interpret probability, ap ply and interpret numerical measures of variability, and calculate and interpret area under the normal distribution curve. Prerequisites: ASB 2038
Critical Thinking and Ethics
This course gives a practical background in critical thinking generally and as applied specifically to ethical analysis, argumentation, discussion, writing, and the justification of ethical positions. The emphasis is on understanding the fact s, concepts and ethical claims in the issues, understanding the arguments on each side of the issue, and being able to formulate and defend your ethical conclusions. It will allow the students to apply critical thinking and ethical analysis to various impo rtant general issues, personal conflicts and a variety of case studies in business.
|Critical Thinking and Ethics||3.0|
|Core Courses (45 Credits)|
Human Anatomy and Physiology
This course provides the foundation for an understanding and encompasses both, anatomy and physiology of the human body. It includes cell structure and function and basic concepts of Anatomy and Physiology. The focus of this course is on the basic concepts, cellular level, Integumentary, muscular, and nervous system.
|Human Anatomy and Physiology||3.0|
Health Informatics Applications
This course integrates clinical, financial and administrative data to resolve managerial and patient care problems and introduces the student to Health Informatics Applications including definitions, theory, technologies, workflow and expectations in the informatics field, tools, and professional organizations.
|Health Informatics Applications||3.0|
Principles of Organizational Psychology
This course explores the organizations from the psychological perspective. Various psychology theories and research methods related both to organizational cultures and leadership are examined. Major topics of study include: Communication processes, collaboration processes, leadership and conflict.
|Medical Billing and Insurance||3.0|
Medical Coding I
This course is designed to provide an overview of the medical codes ICD - 9 - CM produced by the coding specialist after review of the medical data or medical chart, based on medical necessity, used to report outpatient diagnosis to Health Plan. The proper and main use of the medical codes is to determine the medical severity of the condition treated and the intensity of the medical service pro vided.
|Medical Coding I||3.0|
Medical Coding II
This course focuses on the analysis and coding of diagnosis, procedures and symptoms with ICD - 9 - CM and ICD - 10 - CM . Definitions and principles of the uniform hospital discharge data set (UHDDS) with emphasis on assignments of the principal diagnosis and sequencing.
|Medical Coding II||3.0|
This course offers the study of various health service reimbursement systems and coding guidelines to optimize health service provider payments. Students w ill study coverage issues, billing demands, mandated documentation, appropriate coding for various health care and related organizations.
Management and Supervision in Health Information
This course introduces the students to the ma nagement of the different systems in medical informatics and its application to the healthcare activities, to understand the proper organization, effect and impact of the informatics tools in the healthcare providers’ activities and direct patient’s care a s well.
|Management and Supervision in Health Information||3.0|
This course is designed to provide an overview of the main structure, elements and composition of the medical language, by reviewing and learning the components that participate and interact to construct t his specialized terminology, and the proper interpretation according to the signs, symptoms, medical conditions and / or procedures analyzed, reviewed or performed.
Foundations of Pharmacology
This course introduces the applicatio n of physicochemical principles to pharmaceutical systems; fundamentals of thermodynamics, pharmaceutical solutions, solubility, complexation and chemical stability; technology of liquid solution dosage forms. This course provides students with an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process and prioritization of needs; with special consideration given to the physiological, psycho/social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. The c ourse ex plores indications, modes of action, effects, contraindications and interactions with selected drugs.
|Foundations of Pharmacology||3.0|
Medicine and Disease in Allied Health
This course discusses disease, its etiology, and pathophysiologic nature. Medical complicatio ns and manifestations of disease states also included. Students learn to evaluate patients, diagnose conditions, develop treatment plans and understand the rationale behind various treatments to judge their appropriateness and potential side effects.
|Medicine and Disease in Allied Health||3.0|
This course examines social, behavioral, and environmental community health - related issues and the controversies that surround them. This course analyzes the various problems and issues focus upon three different dimens ions of health: social, cultural, and economic. The course covers aspects focusing on organizational structures (national, state, and local), provision of health care (health care costs, accessibility to health care, quality of care), and specific health programs and activities for different target populations.
Principles of Organizational Psychology
This course examines social, behavioral, and environmental community health - related issues and the controversies that surround them. This course analyzes the various problems and issues focus upon three different dimensions of health: social, cultural, and economic. The course covers aspects focusing on organizational structures (national, state, and local), provision of health care (health care costs, accessibility to health care, quality of care), and specific health programs and activities for different target populations.
|Principles of Organizational Psychology||3.0|
Information Management for Business
This course focuses on the in formation explosion, the globalization of economies, and the increased competition and how information technology (IT) is being used as a tool to implement business s trategies and gain competitive advantage, not merely to support business operations. This course takes a management instead of a technical approach to the material presented. As such, it should be of interest to students of general management interested in information technology issues and to students of information technology interested in management issues.
|Information Management for Business||3.0|
Principles of Project Management
This course introduces participants to Project Management as a business tool, developing skill s and abilities to solve problems, organize and present projects, ensuring that the proposal relates to an idea based on entrepreneurship. This course focuses on creating high performance teams and developing the leadership of Project Managers.
|Principles of Project Management||3.0|
Principles of Information Technology
This course introduces the student to current information technology with an emphasis on online design and application. Students will be introduced to hardware and software concepts, online media, blogs, and general networking concepts and security, as well as how to effectively develop and manage online identity.
|Principals of Information Technology||3.0|
Associate of Science