1 HIM 222 Computers in Healthcare Proposed Start: Fall 2014 Instructor's Name: Office Location: Office Hours: Office Phone: Course Description: Information Technology for the Health Professions provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology for healthcare students. The course provides a comprehensive survey of the interconnections of information technology (IT) and health care. The class teaches computer literacy and introduces students to the uses of information technology in health care delivery. It includes discussions of hardware and software, communications and networking, ethical issues, and privacy concerns. In addition, it discusses how IT is transforming every aspect of health care from administrative applications (such as the electronic medical record), to clinical systems involved in direct patient care, to special-purpose applications (such as simulation software used in the education of health care professionals). The class examines the impact of IT on health care-specifically in the fields of radiology, telemedicine, surgery, medical devices, pharmacy, dentistry, and informational resources. Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) number Credit and Contact Hours: 4 /Demonstration Lab/Studio 4 Credit Hours Prerequisite: HIM 102 and HIM 125 and HIM 210 and CIS 122 and OFS 214 Books, Supplies, and Supplementary Materials: Textbooks/Reading list Required
2 1. Schnering (2014 ). Case Studies for Health Information Management. 2 Edition. ITP. ISBN: Richard Gartee (2012 ). Electronic Health Records, Understanding and Using Computerized Medical Records (textbook and MEDCIN software pkg.). 2 Edition. Prentice Hall. ISBN: AHIMA (2010 ). Introduction to Computer Systems for Health Information Technology. 1 Edition. AHIMA. ISBN: Manuals/Study Guides Required - None Periodicals Required - None Software Required - None Supplementary materials 1. flash drive Methods of Instruction: - Other - Other Methods - Hands-on Student Learning Outcomes: Course Content Outcomes 1. Discuss new laws affecting privacy and security of medical information examined?hipaa and the effects of the USA Patriot Act on medical privacy. 2. Perform computerization tasks in the medical office, the electronic medical record and bucket billing coding systems, insurance and various accounting reports. 3. Evaluate, examine and translate the electronic health record. 4. Use current computer and medical technologies. 5. Explain and translate the language necessary to comprehend telecommunications, networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. 6. Explain the uses of computers in various aspects of health care delivery including nursing, radiography, psycho/social rehabilitation, pharmacy, and dental fields. 7. Differentiate the wider applications of IT in all aspects of health care. 8. Explain telemedicine developments and how to properly apply this kn owedge in the field of telemedicine. Students will be instructed on sharing
3 patient records and/or x-rays to distance exams, remote operation of medical instruments and teleconferencing. 9. Examine the latest technologies in surgery, pharmacy, dentistry, medical devices, enabling devices, computer assisted instruction, self-help software, and online medical literature databases. General Education Student learning outcomes: Students will demonstrate competence in using academic technology including finding, evaluating and utilizing appropriate information sources. Students will demonstrate an ability to think critically and analytically. Graded assignments and policies: Graded Assignments None Grading policy A = % B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = <60% Major Tests and Quizzes Weekly key term quizzes Final Exam Classroom Policies and Procedures A. General Information B. Attendance Policy C. Make-up Policy D. Extra-credit Policy E. Final Exam Information F. Academic Honor Code The objective of the academic honor code is to sustain a learning-centered environment in which all students are expected to demonstrate integrity, honor, and responsibility, and recognize the importance of being accountable for one's academic behavior. G. College Statement about grades of 'F' and withdrawal from class o Students may withdraw from a course by processing an add/drop form during regular office hours through the Registration and Records Office at Main Campus or Romeoville Campus, or by phone at Please note the withdrawal dates listed on your bill or student schedule.
4 o Every course has its own withdrawal date. Failure to withdraw properly may result in a failing grade of 'F' in the course. At any time prior to the deadline dates established, an instructor may withdraw a student from class because of poor attendance, poor academic performance or inappropriate academic behavior, such as, but not limited to, cheating or plagiarism. H. Intellectual Property Students own and hold the copyright to the original work they produce in class. It is a widely accepted practice to use student work as part of the college's internal self-evaluation, assessment procedures, or other efforts to improve teaching and learning and in promoting programs and recruiting new students. If you do not wish your work to be used in this manner, please inform the instructor. I. Student Code of Conduct Each student is responsible for reading and adhering to the Student Code of Conduct as stated in the college catalog. J. Sexual Harassment Joliet Junior College seeks to foster a community environment in which all members respect and trust each other. In a community in which persons respect and trust each other, there is no place for sexual harassment. JJC has a strong policy prohibiting the sexual harassment of one member of the college community by another. See Catalog or Student Handbook. K. Student Support a. Disability Services: Student Accommodations and Resources (StAR): If you need disability-related accommodations, specialized tutoring, or assistive technology in this class, if you have emergency medical information you wish to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately. Please see me privately after class or at my office. New students should request accommodations and support by scheduling an appointment with the Student Accommodations and Resources (StAR) Office, Campus Center 1125, (815) b. Tutoring: c. Counseling and Advising: d. Academic Resources: e. Support Programs: f. Technology Support: L. Safety M. College Documentation Styles
5 Course Outline Week Unit, Topic, Class Activity Comments Electronic Health Records 1 Perform an internet search on national health information initiatives on the healthcare delivery system. Prepare a two (2) page paper on your findings. Fundamentals of Information Systems Perform an Internet search to obtain information on medical research clinical trails and disease registries. Complete two papers (2-3 pages each, doubled spaced). The first paper will include the name of the trial, what type of patient is 2 involved, what facility is performing the trails, how long is the trial, expected outcomes and other pertinent information. The second paper will be on a disease registry. This paper will include the name of the registry, type of patient included in the registry, and other pertinent information Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems Prepare data bases on patient demographics, diagnosis codes, procedure codes, and type of insurance. Information Systems for Managerial and Clinical Support Develop policies and procedures on using the Intranet and Internet applications in the electronic health record. You can obtain this information directly from the Johns textbook and/or by researching the Internet. Information Security Prepare policies and procedures on maintaining confidentiality and security. Prepare a two (2) page paper on your findings. You will also compose a confidentiality form that will be signed by all healthcare facility employees. Introduction to Information Technology - Hardware, Software, and Telecommunications Perform an Internet search on software and hardware used to protect data integrity. Prepare a 2-3 page paper on this search Medical Informatics: The Health Information Technology Decade Students will be assigned to a team and given one of the following topics regarding data base architecture and design: data modeling, data warehousing, and data dictionary. Your team will be responsible for performing an in-service in class on your topic. This in-service should include a power point presentation along with your written findings
6 An Introduction to the Administrative Applications of Computers: Accounting Prepare an Access database on patient demographics, diagnosis codes, procedure codes, type of insurance, charges and amount due. From this database you will prepare records on type of insurance, charges, and balance due Telemedicine Prepare policies and procedures on departmental and organizational information systems security and how it relates to telemedicine Information Technology in Public Health Students will prepare a report on health record data collection of public health reporting based on the data collection tools discussed in this chapter Information Technology in Radiology Complete assigned Case Studies on data definitions, vocabularies, terminologies, and dictionaries. Information Technology in Surgery - The Cutting Edge Complete assigned Case Studies on data storage and retrieval. A video on Iron Mountain will be shown on storage and retrieval of stored records. Prepare a one page paper on this video Information Technology in Pharmacy and Information Technology in Dentistry Complete assigned Case Studies on data quality and integrity. Information Resources: Computer Assisted Instructions, Expert Systems, Health Information Online Prepare a an Internet search on the personal health record. Sites to research include AHIMA, WebMD, and Google Health. Prepare a power point presentation on your choice of a PHR and how tour choice compares to at least one other PHR system. Information Technology in Rehabilitative Therapies, Computer Medical Devices, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetic Devices Complete assigned Case Study on data sources, primary and secondary. Security and Privacy in an Electronic Age Prepare a two (2) page research paper on current laws, accreditation, licensure, and certification standards related to health information initiatives.
7 Effective Date: 17-Aug-09 Signature of Department Chair: CID: 3151