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HITT 1102 - Introduction to Health Information Management & the Health Care Environment

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Health Information Technology Program; HHSC 1700 , HHSC 1740 , and ITCS 1010  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: HITT 1105 and HITT 1106  

This course provides the student with an introduction to the organization of health care and to the health information management profession. Health record content, documentation requirements, and the accrediting and licensing agencies that govern health information will be reviewed.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Fall semester only

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interpret external standards, regulations and initiatives related to healthcare delivery systems.


  1. Apply policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards.
  2. Apply current laws, accreditation, licensure, and certification standards related to health information initiatives from the national, state, local, and facility levels.
  3. Skilled use of health record documentation requirements including accreditation, certification and licensing.
  4. Evaluate the type and content of health records.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe various healthcare providers and disciplines.


  1. Differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of healthcare and respond to their information needs.
  2. Identify and compare the various healthcare settings presented.
  3. Discuss and analyze health information management application in various healthcare settings.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to distinguish professional and practice-related privacy confidentiality and legal ethical issues.


  1. Apply and promote ethical standards of practice.
  2. Compare current HIM practice with future trends.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply health care information requirements.


  1. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of health data.
  2. Monitor and apply organization-wide health record documentation guidelines.
  3. Apply policies and procedure to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards.
  4. Maintain the accuracy and completeness of the patient.

  • 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
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introduction to the HIM Profession
  2. Purpose and Function of the Health Record
  3. Content and Structure of the Health Record
  4. Healthcare Data Sets and Standards
  5. Clinical Vocabularies and Classification Systems
  6. Health Information Functions
  7. Secondary Data Sources

Primary Faculty
Dunsmore, Kristin
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

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

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