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INFO-B 543 Professional Practicum in Health Information Management I

1-6 credits

  • Prerequisites: INFO B505 Informatics Project Management, INFO B530 Foundations of Health Informatics
  • Delivery: Arranged
  • This course provides professional practice experience. Students complete the project-based practicum under the direction of the assigned site supervisor. The student develops a project and presentation for the site. The student conducts all necessary research and applies project management tools and skills in completing the project.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Verify that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient’s progress, clinical findings, and discharge status.
    • Compile organization-wide health record documentation guidelines.
    • Interpret health information standards.
    • Format data to satisfy integration needs.
    • Advocate information operability and information exchange.
    • Analyze information needs of customers across the healthcare continuum.
    • Manage clinical indices, databases, and registries.
    • Validate data from secondary sources to include in the patient’s record, including personal health records.
    • Identify laws and regulations applicable to healthcare.
    • Analyze HIM principles in regard to court related matters.
    • Analyze privacy, security, and confidentiality policies and procedures for internal and external use and exchange of health information.
    • Recommend elements included in the design of audit trails and data quality monitoring programs.
    • Identify the security and privacy implications of mobile health technologies.
    • Develop and provide educational programs for employees in privacy, security, and confidentiality.


    There is not a syllabus available for this course.