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HITT 1210 - Electronic Health Record for HIM

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Health Information Technology Program; HITT 1102 , HITT 1105, and HITT 1106  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: HITT 1201 , HITT 1209 , and HITT 1211  

This course will introduce the basic concepts of an electronic health record system and provide students with a high level understanding of the functions and uses of a healthcare information system. Students will learn the full scope of electronic health records (EHR) and the basic concepts of information security and organizational principles used in health information management.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Winter semester only

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use different types of information and technology.


  1. Introduce the definition of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and describe its various components.
  2. Describe the various components of an EHR.
  3. Describe challenges to developing EHRs and how they have evolved to their current state of implementation in hospitals, ambulatory care, and another setting.
  4. Identify various initiatives to promote the adoption of EHR and health information technology (HIT).
  5. Describe the technologies that support the EHR and their impact on HIM functions.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to adhere to governmental requirements and standards.


  1. Discuss monitoring methods for the enforcement of security policies and procedures.
  2. Describe the primary components of the security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and extensions by the HITECH Act and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  3. Describe the elements of a data security program.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply HIPAA privacy, confidentiality, legal and ethical issues to a health record.


  1. Identify the differences between the terms of confidentiality, privacy, and security.
  2. Discuss the roles of health information management professionals with respect to privacy, security, legal aspects, and data quality in an electronic environment.
  3. Identify the greatest threats to the security of health information.
  4. Discuss methods for minimizing threats to data security.
  5. Describe the general practices used to ensure data and computer security.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the fundamentals of electronic information systems.


  1. Discuss the major components of an information system.
  2. Describe the major types of information systems.
  3. Distinguish between the purpose and functions of the Medical Information System (MIS), Decision Support System (DSS), Electronic System (ES), and Knowledge Management System (KMS).
  4. Describe the steps in the systems development life cycle.
  5. Identify the three major types of information system applications and their general functions used in healthcare organizations.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Fundamentals of Electronic Information Systems
  2. Introduction to Electronic Health Information Systems
  3. Electronic Health Records
  4. Information Security
  5. Principles of Organization and Work Planning

Primary Faculty
Cellitti, Janet
Secondary Faculty
Dunsmore, Kristin
Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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