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HITT 2203 - Management for Health Information Management Professionals

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Health Information Technology Program; HITT 2105 , HITT 2108 , and HITT 2109  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: HITT 2202 , HITT 2204 , and HITT 2208  

This course is an overview of management principles for first line managers in the Health Information Management (HIM) field. Topics covered in the course include motivational theory, leadership, supervisory skills, human resource management, budgeting, ergonomics, marketing HIM services, presentation skills and techniques, professional image and development, HIM departmental performance improvement and appropriate oral and communication skills.

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 evaluate various organizational resources.


  1. Use the principles of ergonomics and human factors in work process design.
  2. Apply the fundamentals of team leadership.
  3. Organize and contribute to work teams and committees.
  4. Conduct new staff orientation and training programs.
  5. Conduct continuing education programs.
  6. Monitor staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions and provide feedback to management and staff regarding performance.
  7. Communicate benchmark staff performance data.
  8. Prioritize job functions and activities.
  9. Make recommendations for items to include in budgets and contracts.
  10. Monitor and order supplies needed for work processes.
  11. Recommend cost‐saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals.
  12. Contribute to work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisitions in relation to job functions.
  13. Conduct privacy and confidentiality training programs.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain management duties.


  1. Evaluate, counsel and discipline employees.
  2. Describe the appropriate hiring and interview techniques.
  3. Communicate effectively with employees and supervisors verbally and in when form.
  4. Adhere to policies and procedures of a given organization.
  5. Utilize appropriate management tools such as: time management, project management, and organizational charts, etc.

  • 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
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Organizational Adaptation & Survival
  2. Challenge of Change
  3. The Dynamic Environment of Health Care
  4. Leadership and Management
  5. Planning and Decision Making
  6. Organizing and Staffing
  7. Improving Performance & Controlling the Critical Cycle
  8. Budgeting
  9. The Middle Manager
  10. Committee & Teams
  11. Training & Development
  12. Authority, Leadership & Supervision
  13. Human Resources
  14. Communication
  15. Management for the Health Professional

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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