Introduces the generic components of the content, use, and structure of healthcare data and datasets, how these components relate to primary and secondary record systems, and how to introduce legal and ethical issues applicable to health information. Discussions will include health record content, documentation requirements comparing the various regulatory agency requirements, and an introduction to payment and reimbursement systems. The organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare services in both the hospital and the medical office practice will also be discussed.
Upon completion of this course, students will:
- Explain the fundamentals of the healthcare delivery system in U.S. and the health information profession.
- Identify components of the healthcare record.
- Describe the use, structure, as well as the legal and ethical issues of healthcare data.
- Discuss documentation requirements and reimbursement systems.