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Sophomore or Junior Year- Fall Semester
Course Title: Description Hours
HIM 2300 Healthcare Resources, Payers, And Consumers: Introduction to roles of professionals in meeting standards of regulatory agencies and voluntary organizations in healthcare delivery systems. Data collection, quality, access, retention, technology and impact on healthcare financing. 3
HIM 2310 Acute Care Clinical Classification Systems And Services: Principles of coding diseases, conditions and procedures with the International Classification of Disease System. Practice in the assignment of codes using both computerized and manual methods. 4
HIM 2230 Healthcare Documentation Requirements: Inpatient and ambulatory health care data requirements will be identified and analyzed, including collection, analysis and implementation. Form design and screen design will be developed and reviewed. 3
HIM 2260 Legal And Ethical Issues In Healthcare Services: Medico-legal practice and professional ethics in healthcare. Overview of the legal system, identification of medico-legal topics, and related ethical concerns. Hard copy and electronic health record legal issues examined in detail. 3
BUAD 3030 or BMGT 2030 Managerial And Behavioral Processes In Organizations: Introduction to managerial and organizational concepts designed to develop knowledge, attitudes, techniques and skills in creating and managing innovative, adaptive organizations. Interactive exercises, videos, cases, discussions and lectures will be used.
OR
Supervision:
Explores the role of first-line managers in organizations with special emphasis on the responsibilities of supervisors. These responsibilities include delegation, communication, problem-solving, training and leading.
3
Sophomore  or Junior year- Spring Semester
HIM 2320 Ambulatory Clinical Classifications Systems And Services: Principles of coding with the HCPCS classification system. Practice in the assignment of codes using both computerized and manual methods. 4
HIM 3240 Health Information Administration Practices: Theory and principles related to facilities, organizations and agencies in healthcare. Focus on HIM strategic planning, departmental responsibilities, marketing, training and development, privacy and security, compliance, and research and epidemiology. 4
BUAD 3050 or CNET 2150 Information Technology Management: The role of computers and information systems in business decision-making will be carefully examined. The student is expected to develop computer-based applications for business decision making and problem solving through the use of state of the art software, including advanced spreadsheets, database and web design tools.
OR
Computer Hardware:
Knowledge of computer hardware for the purpose of acquisition, installation and maintenance at the equipment level. The curriculum is aligned with the A+ certification standards.
3
INFS 3250, or CMPT 2460 and CMPT 1420

Software Applications In Business: This course is designed to acquaint students with the application of integrated software to business decisions, report writing and presentations. Student will gain hands-on experience with popular business software packages. (3 hrs.)
OR

Advanced Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet: Students will learn intermediate and advanced functions of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets in order to utilize them effectively in workplace situations. (2 hrs.) AND Microsoft Access Database Applications: Hands-on analysis of the use of Access in solving workplace problems with an emphasis on the entering, updating, manipulating, storing and retrieving of information. (2 hrs.)

3-4
HCAR 4360 Quality Improvement In Health Care: Purpose and philosophy of quality assessment and system design. Selection/application of tools for data collection, analysis and problem resolution. Incorporates requirements of Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 3
Junior or Senior Year- Fall Semester
HIM 3940 Healthcare Content and Record Management: Generalized health information administrative duties in regards to staffing, managing, record release, storage and retrieval, coding, abstracting, utilization management, quality improvement, computer applications in health information practice. 4
HIM 2350 Reimbursement Methodologies And Compliance: DRGs, APCs, RBRVs and reimbursement methods used by federal, state and private insurance. Compliance issues and case mix reviewed. Processes explored for providing and improving healthcare cost containment and quality. 2
HIM 4210 Healthcare Statistics, Registries, Research: Various procedures specific to health information practice will be addressed including medical information, calculation and interpretation of health care statistics, tumor registry and health care records. 4
HIM 4230 Compliance and Ethical Issues in Healthcare: This course presents an overview of the compliance and ethical issues facing the health care industry. The importance of corporate compliance programs and standards, policies, and procedures healthcare organizations should have in place to assure compliance with government funded programs will be the focus of the course. “ Senior standing status required” 3
INFS 3370
or CNET 2200

Business Data Communications: An introduction to data communications in business. Topics include local-area and wide-area networks, including the Internet; hardware and media; network topologies; client-server networks; and network operating system software. (3 hrs.)
OR
Network Technologies: Examines the network technologies utilized in today's networks. Emphasis is placed on understanding hardware and software concepts and protocols referred to in technical publications and advanced network studies. (4 hrs.)

2
ELECTIVE Business Data Communications: An introduction to data communications in business. Topics include local-area and wide-area networks, including the Internet; hardware and media; network topologies; client-server networks; and network operating system software. (3 hrs.)
OR
Network Technologies: Examines the network technologies utilized in today's networks. Emphasis is placed on understanding hardware and software concepts and protocols referred to in technical publications and advanced network studies. (4 hrs.)
3-4
ELECTIVE Students consult with their adviser to select a course that meets the student's interest and the program requirements. 3
Senior Year - Spring Semester
HIM 4910 Integrative Capstone Experience: Course consists of demonstrating proficiencies and competencies in HIM core course through project assignments. 3
HIM 4940 Professional Practice Experience: Specialized administrative assignment within health information management in a facility, agency or organization. Students submit a major project for the site and members of the related HIM community of practice. 4
HIM 4500 Health Care Informatics: This course introduces students to informatics as it applies to healthcare. Healthcare information systems are identified and the importance of the technology and its effect on healthcare delivery, communication, confidentiality, financing, and education are examined. An introduction to key medical areas in which computers are used will be discussed. 4
ELECTIVE Students consult with their adviser to select a course that meets the student's interest and the program requirements. 3
Total 65-67

Program requirements are subject to change, review the University catalog or contact your academic adviser for up-to-date information.

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The University of Toledo is regionally accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and is authorized to offer degrees online. The program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

Last Updated: 10/24/17