Health Information Management and Exchange Certificate
This program focuses on the collection, management, exchange, and analysis of electronic health information in a secure and confidential manner.
This program is offered in a distance learning format and generally can be completed in three semesters or less. The courses that comprise this certificate program may also be applied to the department's Master's degree program.
Required Foundational Courses
- HSC 2203 | U.S. Health Care System (4)
- HIM 2110 | Concepts & Principles of HIM (2)
- HIM 2111 | HIM Technologies in Practice (2)
Total required semester credits: 18
HIM 6501 - Technology Appl Health Care
Introduction to current and emerging technology applications and data standards in the healthcare industry and how they relate to the collection of patient data and conversion to health information. Legacy, client server-based, and web-based systems examined, along with emerging technologies that support the creation of the electronic health record (EHR). Emphasis is on systems integration, systems security and the processes for evaluating and selecting applications that address organizational goals and functional requirements. Prerequisite: Admission to a HIM graduate program or permission of the department.
HIM 6502 - Develop Clinical Info Systems
Focused on providing students with the expertise to conceptualize and strategically plan and build the appropriate health information infrastructure for supporting the knowledge requirements of the healthcare organization. Topics to be addressed include information systems theory and strategic planning; clinical information systems applications and operations analysis, data and technical infrastructures for the electronic health records; information system acquisition and implementation and the regulatory, standards and ethical environment and future trends in health information systems. Prerequisites: Fundamentals of HIM and US Healthcare System, or permission of the department.
HIM 6505 - Database Methods Clin Info Mgt
Addresses database theory, methodologies for database design and issues related to database administration. Emphasis is on requirements and methodologies for assuring data integrity and security in healthcare enterprise information systems, specifically in relationship to the database environment. Prerequisites: Fundamentals of HIM and US Healthcare System, or permission of the department.
HIM 6509 - Med Vocab & Classif Systems
The representation of clinical data through the use of medical vocabularies and clinical classification systems. Emphasis is on developing expertise in identifying appropriate clinical classification systems and medical vocabularies, identifying their appropriate uses and sources, and applying them within and among health information systems to promote effective communication. Prerequisite: HIM 6501 or permission of department.
HIM 6511 - Health Info. Security Systems
Strategies for designing, implementing, auditing and evaluating the technical, physical and human components of an information security system that maintains a patient's privacy and adheres to a healthcare organization's legal, ethical and organizational requirements Prerequisites: Acceptance to a HIM graduate program or permission of the department.
HIM 6533 - Methods Health Info Exchange
This course explores the concepts of health information exchange across diverse systems and networks. The development, role and future of the National Health Information Network (NHIN) is includes as are other federal, state and national initiatives related to sharing of health information in a secure and confidential manner. The impact of information exchange on seamless delivery of patient care is explored. Case studies are utilized to analyze various methods of data and information exchange. Prerequisites: Acceptance to a HIM graduate program or permission of the department.