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Course Description

Health Information Technology - HIT 210

Healthcare Statistics for Health Information Management (2-2) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course introduces students to terminology, definitions and computational methodology of the basic and most frequently used health statistics. Topics examined include healthcare data collection, report generation, data analysis and interpretation as well as data presentation techniques.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Collect health data for use in healthcare statistical reporting.
  • Comprehend basic descriptive, institutional and healthcare vital statistics.
  • Compute census statistics.
  • Calculate length of stay and discharge statistics.
  • Compute mortality and autopsy rates.
  • Determine morbidity and complication rates.
  • Calculate staffing and productivity levels for health information functions.
  • Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making.
  • Derive meaningful conclusions through data analysis.
  • Apply graphical tools for data presentation.
  • Verify timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries and/or databases.
  • Explain analytics and decision support.
  • Explain common research methodologies and why they are used in healthcare.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 210247203Healthcare Stats Info Mgmt 3Pizzino T$160.0011/24/0OpenS  09:00 AM-12:54 PM RC455
S  09:00 AM-12:54 PM RC415
 210247265Healthcare Stats Info Mgmt 3Pizzino T$160.000/24/3ClosedM  06:00 PM-09:54 PM RC480
M  06:00 PM-09:54 PM RC415