Health Information Management (HIM)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
HIM 317 Principles of Health Information Management 4 hours. Introduction to the data elements that comprise the patient's health record. Includes data collection, processing and records management. Lab practice. 
HIM 319 Alternative Health Records 4 hours. Health information systems in alternative care settings including records management, quality assessment, and special registries for diagnoses and other patient care classifications. Directed Practice. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): HIM 317 or consent of the instructor. 
HIM 320 Technical Affiliation 2 hours. Orientation to health information management practice via assignments in affiliated institution's medical record departments. Prerequisite(s): HIM 317.
HIM 329 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management 3 hours. Principles of law, confidentiality, and ethics, and their application in the health care field with particular reference to health records. 
HIM 337 Analysis of Health Care Data 4 hours. Health care and research statistics including data display. Collection, evaluation and interpretation of health care data will be covered. Includes a laboratory section. 
HIM 343 Quality Evaluation and Management 3 hours. Examination of processes, internal and external to an organization, used to measure, evaluate and improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care. Directed Practice. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): HIM 317 and HIM 329 or consent of the instructor. 
HIM 361 Human Resources Management 4 hours. Emphasis on personnel management including hiring, discipline, union relations, inservice education, productivity measurement. Students develop and present an inservice program. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
HIM 367 Systems Analysis 3 hours. Fundamentals and tools of systems analysis. Students participate in a systems analysis project for directed practice experience. Focus on healthcare computer applications and facilities design and layout. Prerequisite(s): Completion of 44 semester hours of health information management coursework. 
HIM 374 Health Information Research 3 hours. Student research project applying research principles and methodology to clinical data. Use of statistical software in laboratory section. Presentation of findings in written articles and oral presentation. Prerequisite(s): HIM 337. 
HIM 377 Current Issues in Health Information Management 2 hours. Discussion of current issues relevant to the health information management profession. Prerequisite(s): Completion of 44 semester hours of health information management coursework or consent of the instructor. 
HIM 384 Clinical Practicum 5 hours. Supervised management activities in an affiliated health care facility allowing the student to develop insight, understanding, and skill in medical record/health information practices, procedures, and administration. Prerequisite(s): Completion of 44 semester hours of health information management coursework or consent of the instructor. 
HIM 386 Independent Study 1 TO 5 hours. An optional course where students perform lab work, field work, and/or in-depth descriptive studies regarding topics related to health information management. May be repeated to a maximum of 5 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and enrollment in health information management or health informatics program. 
HIM 410 Introduction to the Healthcare System 3 hours. Overview of the U.S. Health Services System, including its organization and management, economic support system, health care workforce, and delivery system. Previously listed as HIM 310. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught partially or fully online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet.
HIM 432 Coding and Classification Systems 3 hours. Introduction to nomenclatures and classification systems with an emphasis on the ICD-9-CM coding system. Other selected systems also discussed. Previously listed as HIM 332. Extensive computer used required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught partially or fully online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 405 and HIM 451. 
HIM 433 Coding and Reimbursement Systems 4 hours. ICD-9-CM coding for reimbursement, CPT-4/HCPCS coding, data quality management and management reporting. Previously listed as HIM 333. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught partially or fully online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 405 and HIM 432.