Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog
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HINM 134 - Healthcare Delivery Systems

(TP/SS only) CE-TP/SS

Introduces the student to the contents of the health record in paper and electronic-based formats. The student will analyze, synthesize and evaluate the contents of the health record gaining a detailed understanding of documentation requirements, health care data sets, data ­monitoring and compliance reporting, data definitions, vocabularies, terminologies, nomenclatures, and dictionaries. The student will comprehend the difference between data and information, classification systems and nomenclatures, and primary and secondary data sources. This course also provides an introduction to the historical development of the health care field and organization of health institutions, the health information profession, and health information departments.
  PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the Health Information Management or Coding Certificate Program. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 117  . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 030  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete and accurate.
  • Identify a complete record according to organizational policies, external regulations and standards.
  • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines, to support documentation requirements throughout the continuum of healthcare.
  • Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data.
  • Summarize health information-related leadership roles.
  • Explain the importance of healthcare policy-making as it relates to the healthcare delivery system.
  • Describe the differing types of organizations, services, and personnel and their interrelationships across the health care delivery system.
  • Comply with ethical standards of practice.
  • Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics.
  • Assess how cultural issues affect health, healthcare quality, cost and HIM.

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