||This course is a study of the historical development of the health care delivery system. The student is given an opportunity to learn about the role of the health information professional and how this role is integrated into the health care delivery system. Ethical standards in health information management are covered.
- Explore terminology as it applies to the health care industry.
- Review the American Health Information Management Association mission and functions.
- Describe the development of the Health Information Management profession and the Registered Health Information Administrator and Registered Health Information Technician roles.
- Identify health care facility characteristics and requirements.
- Identify and describe the different regulatory and accrediting agencies.
- Review Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations.
- Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines to support documentation requirements through the continuum of health care.
- Understand the importance of health care policy-making as it relates to the health care delivery system.
- Differentiate the organizations, services and personnel and their interrelationships across the health care delivery system.
- Explain usability and accessibility of health information by patients, including current trends and future challenges.
- Recognize and evaluate the consequences of a breach of health care ethics.
- Assess how cultural issues affect health, health care quality, cost and health information management.
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