Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Health Information Management (HIM)

HIM 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIM 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIM 600 -  Health Information Systems Technology  

This course will give a broad coverage of the tecnhology supporting Health Information Management. The emphasis will be on the infrastructure of health care technology, including topics such as software, hardware, networking, data structure and management, and data capture technologies.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms, Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 605 -  Health Information Vocabularies and Clinical Terminologies  

This course will introduce the standard clinical terminologies (e.g. UMLS, SNOMED, ICD-9, LOINC) and other nursing vocabularies. Students will be able to map clinical terminologies to the appropriate classification system as required in regulations surrounding the electronic health record.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Winter Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 620 -  Financial Management for Health Professionals  

This course is designed to introduce financial accounting and financial management principles as they apply to the healthcare industry. The business of healthcare needs leaders who can develop strategic plans, build appropriate forecasts and manage the revenue cycle using key financial principles.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 625 -  Legal, Ethical and Security Issues in Health Information Management  

This course will explore the legal, ethical and security issues surrounding health care information management. Topics covered will include data integrity, availability and confidentiality, risk assessment, HIPAA and other health laws, encryption techniques, fraud surveillance, data and disaster recovery and ethical institutional policies.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed, Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 630 -  Healthcare Quality Management and Documentation Improvement  

This course will explore the institutional data management practices and policies with a view to quality improvement. This course can help students make a difference in achieving the goals of internal and external audits, accurate reimbursement, and other important initiatives aimed at improving the quality of healthcare.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 635 -  Knowledge Management in Health Information  

This course will apply decision analysis, business intelligence and data analytics to health organization policies and programs. These tools can enhance workflow and lead to process improvement, and must be used in enterprise-wide strategic planning. Topics may include data mining, data warehousing and data modeling.

Prerequisites: ECON 619C and HIM 630C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms, Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIN or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 645 -  Leadership for Health Information Management  

This course is to develop a systems-thinking approach to health care information management. It will focus on topics such as strategic management planning, managing change, enterprise-wide planning and training, dealing with vendors and other stakeholders, EHR/EMR implementation and healthcare policy appropriate to the organization and beyond.

Prerequisites: HIM 600C and HIM 603C and HIM 620C and HIM 625C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 650 -  Applied Research Project  

The Master's Project is designed for the MSHIM student to demonstrate management proficiency at the completion of the program. Projects may include business plans, feasibility studies, work-related solutions, consulting services, research projects or internships in the student's are of concentration.

Prerequisite: HIM 643C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 695 -  Workshop  

A Workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students in the MS 9HIM or MS 9HIO programs.

HIM 750 -  Internship  

Provides the student with an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop competencies through a work-related experience in a profit, or not-for-profit, healthcare related organization.

Credits: 3-12

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HIM 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HIM 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIM 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.