Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog
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HINM 144 - Health Data Content, Structure and Standards


Introduces the student to health data structure, content, and standards including the collection and maintenance of health data; application of policies and procedure to ensure the accuracy of health data; verification of timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries, and databases; collection, maintenance, and reporting of data for clinical indices, databases, and registries to meet organizational needs. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the Health Information Management or Coding Certificate Program. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 117 . Two hours lecture, one hour laboratory 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 completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze the documentation in the health record to ensure it supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient’s progress, clinical findings and discharge status.
  • Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete and accurate.
  • Identify a complete record according to organizational policies, external regulations, and standards.
  • Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data.
  • Identify and use secondary data sources.
  • Validate the reliability and accuracy of secondary data sources.
  • Collect and maintain health data.

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