Health Information Management

Course List

Code Course Description
HIMP 2100

Health Information Management Principles and Practices

Students are introduced to theory and principles pertaining to health information management utilizing the health information management lifecycle as an integrated framework.

HIMP 2110

Health Data Classification I

Students are introduced to the theory and principles of health data classification utilizing CIHI Canadian Coding Standards, documentation standards. Students are also given knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and pathophysiology. Students will learn to navigate ICD and CCI classification systems, electronic coding and abstracting systems and complete scenarios within the electronic health record to assign disease and intervention codes.

HIMP 2140

Health Care Systems in Canada

Students will be introduced to the components of health and wellness and how health care is delivered in Canada. Concepts of health and illness will be addressed as well as the inherent cost, structure and function of the Canadian health care system at regional, provincial, federal and international levels. Students will explore data requirements and uses, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the HIM profession in this evolving system.

HIMP 2210

Health Data Classification II

Students will continue to gain knowledge of the data classification process. Theory and principles about disorders and interventions will be discussed. Students will apply their knowledge of CIHI Canadian Coding Standards, documentation standards, as well as medical terminology, anatomy and pathophysiology. Students will continue to learn techniques that are involved with navigating ICD and CCI electronic coding software to assign disease and intervention codes. Students will be given the opportunity to apply diagnosis and intervention coded data to casemix and resource intensity weight methodologies inherent in health management.

HIMP 2230

Professional Practice in Health Information Management

Students are introduced to the roles, responsibilities and practices integral to the health information management profession. Students will examine the framework of the Canadian Health Information Management Association, including the credentialing and certification process. Students will interpret the CHIMA Code of Ethics and discuss applicable health legislation.

HIMP 2240

Health Information Analysis and Reporting

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.

HIMP 2500

Health Information Management Practicum I

This one week extramural provides the student with the opportunity to apply health information management theory in the healthcare setting. Students will gain an appreciation of internal and external stakeholders’ use of health information.

HIMP 2501

Coding Practicum I

This extramural session provides students with the opportunity to apply health data coding and classification standards using ICD and CCI. Students will analyze and apply coding guidelines in acute care facilities or through simulation at the college.

HIMP 3300

Health Information Systems and Technology

Students are introduced to the field of health information systems and technologies (health informatics) including the infrastructure, clinical and interface terminologies and the resultant clinical communication and information exchange.

HIMP 3340

Information & Data Management along the Care Continuum

Students are introduced to health data and information needs across the health care continuum and the integral role and responsibilities of the health information management professional.

HIMP 4400

Risk Management Concepts

Students are introduced to the principles of risk management and the key components of a risk management program in the health care setting. Students will be given the opportunity to utilize tools and strategies to predict, assess and manage risk with a focus on the domains of safety, quality care, privacy and security, documentation and medical errors/incidents.

HIMP 4420

Healthcare Quality Performance Improvement and Management

Students are introduced to the principles and key components of quality performance management in the health care setting. Students will be given the opportunity to utilize tools and strategies to predict, assess and manage quality performance in alignment with administrative and clinical standards as well as regional, national and international performance indicators.

HIMP 4430

Fundamentals of Health Research and Epidemiology

Students are introduced to the concepts of health research, epidemiology, the methods to detect bias, and how to determine validity and reliability. Included in this will be the opportunity to identify a research question and hypothesis, perform a literature review and complete a critical analysis of findings.

HIMP 4500

HIM Practicum II

This six week practicum provides the student with an opportunity to consolidate and apply knowledge in a practical setting within the health sector. Students will complete a project to meet the requirements of both the site and content learning area.

HIMP 4501

Coding Practicum II

This practicum provides students with the opportunity to apply health data coding and classification standards using ICD and CCI. Students will analyze and apply coding guidelines in acute care facilities or through simulation at the college.

OADM 1114

Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology

This course is designed to teach the medical language by the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation and pronunciation of words. Anatomy and physiology are included in order to increase the understanding of the medical vocabulary. Terminology will better enable the medical office assistant student to prepare for work in all medical environments including the preparation of the student for medical transcription.

OADM 1151

Medical Administrative Procedures

This course will introduce the student to the administrative skills specifically required to work in a medical office. The use of transcription equipment will be taught and applied. Therapeutic communication skills will be covered along with confidentiality and medical ethics. Professional behaviour will be reinforced throughout this course.

OADM 1214

Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology II

This course is designed to further the necessary language skills of the Medical Office Assistant. It includes the circulatory, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, endocrine systems and special senses. The causes, transmission and treatment of diseases of the above systems are discussed. The medical vocabulary and knowledge necessary for the medical office assistant in the speciality areas of oncology, nuclear medicine, radiology, pharmacology and psychiatry are included.

OADM 1265

Electronic Medical Records and Medical Billing Procedures

This course is designed to introduce the student to hands-on electronic medical records and electronic medical billing procedures. The student will be given an overview of electronic medical records with an emphasis on privacy, confidentiality and security. The student will learn how to manage a variety of administrative components of electronic medical records. The student will be introduced to all facets of medical billing using at least one medical billing software program.

OADM 1325

Clinical Office Procedures

This course is designed to enable the Medical Office Assistant to perform basic clinical procedures including the use and management of medical equipment. The student will perform basic laboratory tests and assist the physician with specific examinations and procedures. Emphasis is placed on establishing and maintaining medical and surgical asepsis.