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HIM 233 Electronic Health Records Managment (3 Credits)
Provides an in depth analysis of the electronic health record (EHR). Explores the features of EHRs as they relate to practical deployment in the healthcare setting. This course has a lab component

If you do well in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the history and theory of EHRs
  2. Identify the core functions of EHRs
  3. Describe the functional benefits of EHRs
  4. Describe the flow of medical information into an EHR
  5. Apply the different methods of capturing and recording EHR data
  6. Use electronic health record software
  7. Apply clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in the organization’s health information systems; collect , organize, and present data; and use specialized databases to meet specific organization needs (e.g., medical research, disease registries
  8. Apply electronic information system policies and procedures required by national health information initiatives; participate in the implementation of legal and regulatory requirements related to the health information infrastructure
  9. Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support for organization-wide information systems; use technology, to ensure data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of information; apply policies and procedures to the use of networks to facilitate the EHR; and apply knowledge of data base architecture and design
  10. Use specialized software in the completion of HIM processes; such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement, and imaging; use appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage
  11. Query and generate reports to facilitate information retrieval; and design and generate reports using appropriate software; maintain archival and retrieval systems for patient information stored in multiple formats; and coordinate, use, and maintain systems for document imaging and storage
  12. Protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology; apply departmental and organizational data and information system security policies


Possible Assignments Include: (Subject to change each semester. The actual assignments are available in the Syllabus in the Blackboard course site on the first day of classes.)

Assignment Frequency Total Points
Introduction 1 5
Activities and Exercises

Activity 1: 25 points
13 Exercises
: 430 points

Quizzes 9 125
Mid-Term Exam 1 120
Final Exam 1 120
Post Test
TOTAL   845

Your final grade may be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass at least several exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments.

Grade Percent
A 90%-100%
B 80%-89%
C 70%-79%
F below 69%



There are 2 exams in this course.

ELI Policies and Procedures
Beginning the Course

Last Updated: January 11, 2013