Health Information Management - HIM


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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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 and Field work required. Extensive computer use required. Field work required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught Online.

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.

320 Technical Affiliation
2 hours. Orientation to health information management practice via assignments in affiliated institution's medical record departments. Prerequisite(s): HIM 317.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

410 Introduction to the Health Care 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.

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.

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.

451 Health Information Management Theory and Practice
4 hours. Introduction to the data elements and health information systems that comprise the patient's health record in acute and alternative settings, including records management and registries. Extensive computer use required. Field work required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in HIM 410 or equivalent experience.

452 Quality Management and Data Analysis
4 hours. Examination of processes used to measure and improve the quality and effectiveness of health care, including health care and research statistics and data display. Extensive computer use required. Field work required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): HIM 410 and HIM 451 and HIM 454.

453 Principles of Management and Human Resources
4 hours. Principles of Management with emphasis on business functions, procedures, personnel managment, workforce development and productivity measurements as applied to health care settings. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet.

454 Legal Aspects, Risk Management, and Security of Health Information
3 hours. Principles of law, confidentiality, and ethics, and their application to health records, including risk management and security in clinical information systems. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 460.

455 Health Information Systems Analysis and Design
4 hours. Advanced topics in information technology and systems in healthcare. Collection, analysis and management of healthcare data. Fundamentals and tools of systems analysis and design. Extensive computer use required. Field work required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 460 and HIM 454.

481 Healthcare Financial Management
2 hours. An introduction to the principles of healthcare finance, sources of healthcare revenue, expenses, and budgeting. Previously listed as HIM 381. 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 480 or HIM 453 or equivalent experience.

486 Foundations of Health Information Management
2 hours. Provides students new to the health informatics field with knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system and health record content and practice. Extensive computer use required. Field work required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught on-line, students must have an active UIC netID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and enrollment in the MS in Health Informatics program or Post Master's Certificate in Health Informatics.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.