|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|HIT 216||Healthcare Delivery Systems||(2-0) 2 Cr. Hrs.|
This course provides for a comprehensive review of the healthcare industry. Trends and changes related to healthcare facilities such as acute care hospitals, specialty hospitals, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, ambulatory care, behavioral care, hospice and home healthcare are investigated. The course will also deal with the impact and use of computers in the delivery and documentation of healthcare and the role of the health information professional within the healthcare delivery system.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of healthcare and respond to their information needs.
- Apply policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards.
- Apply current laws, accreditation, licensure, and certification standards related to health information initiatives from the national, state, local, and facility levels.
- Apply health record documentation guidelines across the continuum of care.
- Assist in preparing the organization for accreditation, licensing, and/or certification surveys.
- Apply information system policies and procedures required by national health information initiatives on the healthcare delivery system.
- Apply policies and procedures to comply with the changing regulations among various payment systems for healthcare services such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and so forth.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the HIT section of the current course schedule for availability.