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Health information management (HIM) is information management applied to health and health care. It is the practice of acquiring, analyzing and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. With the widespread computerization of health records, traditional (paper-based) records are being replaced with electronic health records (EHRs).

Course outline (a)

Chapter 1: Introduction to Health Information Management
Chapter 2: Healthcare Organizations
Chapter 3: Hospital Departments and the Medical Staff
Chapter 4: Health Record Purpose and Components
Chapter 5: Health Record Organization and Storage
Chapter 6: Information Technology in Healthcare
Chapter 7: Electronic Health Records
Chapter 8: Legal Aspects of Health Information
Chapter 9: Classification Systems and Reimbursement
Chapter 10: Healthcare Statistics
Chapter 11: Quality Case Management and Registries
Chapter 12: Financial and Operational Management


Course outline (b)

Chapter 1: Leadership
Chapter 2: Management And Motivation
Chapter 3: Organizational Behavior And Management Thinking
Chapter 4: Strategic Planning
Chapter 5: Performance Improvement In Health Care: The Quest To Achieve Quality
Chapter 6: Information Technology
Chapter 7: Financing Health Care And Health Insurance
Chapter 8: Managing Costs And Revenues
Chapter 9: Managing Healthcare Professionals
Chapter 10: The Strategic Management Of Human Resources
Chapter 11: Teamwork
Chapter 12: Cultural Competency And Diversity
Chapter 13: Ethics And Law
Chapter 14: Fraud And Abuse
Chapter 15: Healthcare Management Guidelines And Case Studies
Case Studies
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
Appendix B: AHIMA Code of Ethics
Appendix C: Sample Health Forms Index

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