Curriculum Guideline

Health Information Analysis and Reporting

Effective Date:
Course Code
HIMP 2240
Health Information Analysis and Reporting
Health Information Management
Health Sciences
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
Lecture 4 hours per week
Method Of Instruction
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)
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
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
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.

Textbook Materials

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