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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Health Information Technology - HIT 210

Healthcare Statistics for Health Information Management

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 210247265Healthcare Stats Info MgmtRMT3Pizzino T6/24/0Open$135.00M  06:00 PM-09:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 210217250Healthcare Stats Info MgmtRMT3Pizzino T15/24/0Open$135.00M  06:00 PM-09:54 PM WEBWEB
M  06:00 PM-09:54 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday