Health Information Analysis and Reporting

Health Sciences
Health Information Management
Course Code
HIMP 2240
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
Students are introduced to the methodology involved in data retrieval, analysis and presentation in compliance with data governance, ethics and the health information management lifecycle.
Course Content

In this course the learner will explore:

  • The principles of data governance and data integrity, including the related methodologies required to ensure quality
  • The attributes and models of quality health data
  • Data collection tools and methodologies
  • The collation of health data using resources such as CIHI and other national and global health databases
  • The presentation of data including appropriate collation, comparison and display of health data and information
  • The statistical analysis of health data
  • Various applications of health data reporting, including health promotion, funding, management, education and research
  • Morbidity, mortality, quality, risk and utilization statistics
Methods Of Instruction

Some or all of the following methods will be used:

  • lecture/discussion
  • case study analysis
  • group work
  • group discussions and exercises
  • independent research
  • quizzes
  • instructor feedback on students' work
  • individual consultation
  • presentation (individual or group)
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.  This is a graded course.  All assignments must be completed to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, successful learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of data governance and integrity, and the importance of related methodologies
  • Analyze health data statistics from a variety of sources and primarily the Canadian Institute of Health Information - Discharge Abstract Database
  • Create reports and presentations of statistical analysis
  • Evaluate all stages of the health information management lifecycle
  • Demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the health information management professional as they relate to data integrity, analysis and reporting
Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks, materials and electronic applications is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.


Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for HIMP 2240
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Summer 2022

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.