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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
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OFFT 2050 - Introduction to Health Information

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the organization, analysis, and use of health information used in ambulatory, acute, and long-term care facilities. Topics will include data collection, structure and use of health information. Healthcare data sets, data storage, retrieval, monitoring and compliance reporting will also be discussed.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): CAPL 1010  and OFFT 2010  with grades of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Data definitions, vocabularies, terminologies, and dictionaries
  2. Data monitoring and compliance reporting
  3. Data sources (primary/secondary)
  4. Data storage and retrieval
  5. Data versus information
  6. Health record data collection tools (forms, screens, etc.)
  7. Health record documentation requirements (such as accreditation, certification, licensure)
  8. Healthcare data sets (such as OASIS, HEDIS, DEEDS, UHDDS)
  9. National Healthcare Information Infrastructure (NHII)
  10. Structure and use of health information (individual, comparative, aggregate)
  11. Type and content of health record (paper, electronic computer-based, e-health-personal, web-based)

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply organization-wide health record documentation guidelines.
  2. maintain the accuracy and completeness of the patient record as defined by organizational policy and external regulations and standards.
  3. verify timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries, and/or databases.
  4. apply policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards.
  5. manage health data (such as data elements, data sets, and databases).
  6. apply clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in the organizations¿ health information systems.
  7. analyze documentation in health records.
  8. report compliance findings according to organizational policy.
  9. assist in preparing the organization for accreditation, licensing, and/or certification surveys.
  10. apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of health data

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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