HIM435 (Management of Health  Information Function and Services) Entire Course


DeVry him435 week 1 discussion dq & dq 2


DeVry him435 week 1 dq 1


Six Major Challenges Facing the U.S. Healthcare System Today (graded)

Your text identifies six major challenges that face the American healthcare system today: quality and safety, access and coverage, growth of heathcare costs, healthy behaviors, public health services, and the coordination and accountability of healthcare services. Discuss the current state of each of these challenges and what improvements are needed. How will these improvements impact the future of American healthcare?


DeVry him435 week 1 dq 2


Transition to Electronic Health Records (graded)


Share the article you located on the transition to an EHR system. Describe the improvements and opportunities created by the transition. Relate barriers and difficulties encountered during the transition. How has all of this impacted the HIM role in the healthcare facilities?


DeVry him 435 week 2 discussion dq & dq 2


DeVry him 435 week 2 dq 1


Status of HIE and NHIN (graded)


Research to find what is happening in your home state regarding the development of the HIE and the NHIN. Share your findings, opinions, and other information you discover with your classmates.


DeVry him 435 week 2 dq 2


HIM Roles (graded)


Discuss the role of HIM professionals in enterprise information management, information governance, stewardship, and life cycle management.


DeVry him 435 week 3 discussion dq & dq 2


DeVry him 435 week 3 dq 1


Paper Records Versus Electronic Records (graded)


Compare the strengths and weaknesses of paper-based records with the strengths and weaknesses of electronic records.


DeVry him 435 week 3 dq 2



Ethical Responsibilities of the HIM Professional (graded)


Discuss the ethical responsibilities of the HIM professional: What are they, why are they important, and how are they implemented?


DeVry him435 week 4 discussion dq & dq 2



DeVry him435 week 4 dq 1


Classification Systems (graded)


Differentiate among classifications, nomenclatures, and terminologies. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of the various systems.


DeVry him435 week 4 dq 2



Reimbursement Programs (graded)


Describe prospective payment systems for various types of healthcare facilities. How does the HIM professional support the revenue cycle?


DeVry him435 week 5 discussion dq & dq 2


DeVry him435 week 5 dq 1


Scales of Measurement (graded)


Give an example of each of the four scales of measurement. Distinguish between incidence rates and prevalence rates: ratios, rates and proportions.


DeVry him435 week 5 dq 2



Data Analytics (graded)

Why is an understanding of data analytics important for the HIM professional? Discuss how the various analytics techniques are used in healthcare.


DeVry him435 week 6 discussion dq & dq 2


DeVry him435 week 6 dq 1


For-Profit Versus Not-for-Profit Organizations (graded)


Differentiate between a for-profit and a not-for-profit organization, discussing goals, ownership, and tax benefits.


DeVry him435 week 6 dq 2


Quantitative Versus Qualitative Standards (graded)


Give examples of quantitative and qualitative standards being used in a HIM department. Discuss performance standards and benchmarking.


DeVry him435 week 7 discussion dq & dq 2


DeVry him435 week 7  dq1


Risk Management (graded)


Discuss the components and activities included in a risk management program. What role does the HIM professional play in the process?


DeVry him435 week 7  dq2


Personal Health Records (graded)


How might the working relationship between HIM professionals and CIOs and information systems staff change as PHRs become more prevalent?


devry him435 week 1 quiz


devry him435 week 1 quiz


  1. 1. Question : (TCO 1) What impact did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 have on the adoption and use of health information technology and electronic health records in the United States?

Question 2. Question : (TCO 1) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 provided comprehensive healthcare reform intended to improve healthcare access, contain healthcare costs, and improve healthcare delivery in the United States. In June of 2012, the Supreme Court upheld virtually all of the provisions of ACA in a case that questioned its constitutionality. Identify the major provisions of ACA.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 1) Define the functional components of HIM roles as described by the AHIMA professional core model.

Question 4. Question : (TCO 1) What are the phases of the systems development cycle, what is the purpose of each?

Question 5. Question : (TCO 1) Explain how “implementation,” “adoption,” and “optimization” differ from one another as aspects of an EHR transition within an organization.



devry him435 week 2 quiz


  1. 1. Question : (TCO 3) Contemporary information management practices rest on three foundational principles. Names and describe the value of each one.

Question 2. Question : (TCO 3) Define the stages of the information life cycle.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 3) Identify the eight GARP principles with application to information governance.

Question 4. Question : (TCO 2) Identify the AHIMA principles of quality healthcare of documentation.

Question 5. Question : (TCO 2) What is the purpose of NHIN and how do the three core content areas support that role?


devry him435 week 3 quiz


  1. 1. Question : (TCO 4) Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative analysis. What purpose do they serve?

Question 2. Question : (TCO 4) Describe considerations for the primary steps in a record retention program.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 5) What are the core steps to an effective security audit program; why is it important? What are the HIPAA requirements?

Question 4. Question : (TCO 4) What is the primary difference between licensure and accreditation of healthcare organizations?

Question 5. Question : (TCO 5) Distinguish between privacy, confidentiality and security.



devry him435 week 4 quiz


  1. 1. Question : (TCO 6) What is a registry? Describe the purpose and distinguish between a facility-based and a population-based registry.

Question 2. Question : (TCO 6) What are the general functions of classifications, nomenclatures, and terminologies?

Question 3. Question : (TCO 7) Why did the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) develop prospective payment systems? Describe how this system works.

Question 4. Question : (TCO 7) Describe the processes in the revenue management life cycle.

Question 5. Question : (TCO 7) Describe the key strategies for success of the revenue cycle.



devry him435 week 5 quiz


  1. 1. Question : (TCO 9) Describe the responsibilities of The Office for Human Research Protections.

Question 2. Question : (TCO 8) Define a sentinel event and give an example of a sentinel event.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 9) What common mistake do researchers make in data collection?

Question 4. Question : (TCO 8) What is data mining and how is it used?

Question 5. Question : (TCO 8) What are inferential statistics? Give an example and explain how they would be used.


devry him435 week 6 quiz


  1. 1. Question : (TCO 10)

If you were an OD consultant, what would you tell an executive team about a pending reorganization? What should the executive team expect?

Question 2. Question : (TCO 10) What is the purpose of AHIMA’s e-HIM initiative, and what topics should be included in training programs to develop employees for new roles?

Question 3. Question : (TCO 11) Compare and contrast operational and capital budgets.

Question 4. Question : (TCO 10) Describe what workflow analysis is and its value to the HIM manager.

Question 5. Question : (TCO 10)

Describe the purpose of work measurement and its importance in the HIM department.


devry him435 week 7 quiz


  1. 1. Question : Why is understanding the strategic concept of a driving force a major strategic thinking skill for a professional or an organizational unit to develop?

Question 2. Question : Discuss the meaningful use program, including its purpose, eligible participants, incentives, and criteria.

Question 3. Question : Identify the functions of the project manager.

Question 4. Question : Describe three skills of a strategic thinker.

Question 5. Question : List three roles necessitated by meaningful use (MU) of EHRs.


devry him435 week 1 assignment


Chapter 1—Introduction

Chapter 2—The U.S. Healthcare Delivery System

Chapter 3—The Health Information Management Profession

Chapter 4—Health Information Systems: Supporting Technologies and Systems Development

Chapter 5—Electronic Health Records: Conceptual Framework


Please watch the interactive tutorial about Firewalls:




Part 1 – Watch the interactive tutorial about Firewalls. There is also a transcript located underneath the video.

Part 2 – Locate an article about ‘Transitioning to an electronic health record (EHR)’.

Discuss the findings of the article and share your thoughts on transitioning to an EHR in a reaction paper (1-2 pages).

Place the web address (URL) to your article under Webliography for your classmates to reference.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.


devry him435 course Project( week 2,4,6,&8)


Topic Selection

Week 2 Course Project Assignment—Topic Selection (10 points)

The topic area must relate to the HIM department functions and/or services. Some examples of the types of training or in-service you may want to present to employees include, but are not limited to, employee motivation; confidentiality and security of personal health information; teamwork; safety in the work place; communication skills; the electronic health record; quality improvement; insurance issues relating to Medicare, Medicaid, or HMOs; and conflict management.

Read the possible topic choices. Choose your term paper topic and upload it via the Week 2 Dropbox titled Topic Selection. Your topic choice will be reviewed, and you will then receive feedback and/or approval of your topic choice.

You do not have to select one of the listed topics. If there is a labor relations topic that you want to write about that is not listed, let the instructor know. The appropriateness of the topic will be evaluated against which TCO your paper is intended to address. For your convenience, below is a list of possible topics for you to consider. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. If there is not a topic listed here that you want to research and write about, contact your instructor so that the appropriateness (TCO related, broad enough, etc.) of your topic can be assessed.

Employee motivation (TCO 1)

Confidentiality and security of personal health information (TCO 2)

Teamwork (TCO 1)

Safety in the work place (TCO 2)

Communication skills (TCO14)

Electronic health record (TCOs 4 and 13)

Quality improvement (TCO 5)

Conflict management (TCO 2)

Survey readiness (TCO 9)

Grading Rubrics

Category Points % Description

Documentation and Formatting 10 7.5% A quality paper will include a title page, abstract, proper in-text citations, and bibliography. The paper will use APA format, have double-spaced lines, and be at least four pages in length.

Organization and Cohesiveness 20 10% A quality paper will include an introduction based upon a well-formed thesis statement. The logical order of the content will be derived from the thesis statement. The content will be properly subdivided into sections derived from the outline. In a quality paper, the conclusion will summarize the previously presented content and will complement the thesis statement from the introduction.

Editing 10 7.5% A quality paper will be free of any spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually correct.

Content 50 25% A quality paper will have significant scope and depth of research to support all statements. Relevant illustrations and examples are encouraged. A quality paper will employ sound use of reasoning and logic to reinforce conclusions.

PowerPoint Slides 95 50% A quality PowerPoint presentation will have the same formats and theme throughout and will highlight the important topics.

Total 185 100% A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Project Outline

Project Outline (50 points, due in Week 4)

In Week 4, you are required to turn in an outline similar to the format listed below in order to obtain feedback from the instructor on your Course Project content (this is not a graded assignment, but it is required).

Once you begin your research, you will need to create an outline showing how your paper will be presented. A sample outline is below to help you create your outline. Submit your outline in the Week 4 Dropbox titled Outline. The format for the PowerPoint presentation and paper must include the following, at a minimum.


State what the training or in-service is about. Include your name, date, and the class.


State what you expect the employees to learn from this training or in-service. This should be presented in bullet format.


This includes information that you will present to employees to obtain the desired objectives and will include at least two visual aids.


This summarizes the most important points made in the training.



For this Course Project, you will complete a PowerPoint presentation and a paper (185 points, due in Week 8).

The presentation is to represent a simulation of a training or in-service that you present to employees who you are responsible for supervising in an HIM department. You will also contact an HIM director in your area to discuss planning your presentation and mentor you through it. The presentation should be, at a minimum, 10 slides and should include at least two visual aides, such as a picture, table, or chart. Sound is optional.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

Interview With HIM Professional

Consultation With HIM Professional (50 points, due in week 6)

Contact a HIM professional to conduct an interview remotely or in person. Prepare questions related to employee orientation and training. Request the policy and procedure related to initial and in-service training. Submit your interview questions and responses to the Dropbox for Week 6 titled Project HIM Interview.

Interactive Tutorial: Organizational Management

View the Organizational Management Tutorial located in the Week 6 Lecture. Write a short paper (1-2 pages) that describes the application of one of the four management principles to an HIM function or service. You will want to choose from planning, organizing, controlling, or leading. Determine how to apply this principle to a function or service from the HIM department. Remember to present the information in the paper as if you are the HIM manager. Include references and in-text citations in APA style. The cover page, title page, and reference pages do not count towards the 1-2-page range.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section ‘Due Dates for Assignments & Exams’ for due date information.

Course Project

The HIM Interview is due.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section ‘Due Dates for Assignments & Exams’ for due date information.


devry him435 week 5



Perspectives in Health Information Management is a peer-reviewed research journal published by the AHIMA Foundation. It is available online at http://perspectives.ahima.org/. The Spring 2012 issue of this journal includes an article titled “The Impact of Electronic Health Record Usage on Cancer Registry Systems in Alabama” authored by Shannon H. Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA; Shannon Colquitt, RHIA; Kay Clements, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPC; and Susan Hart-Hester, PhD. This descriptive study revealed specific benefits and challenges associated with the use of electronic health records within cancer registry programs. It demonstrates how research can guide HIM professionals and cancer registry specialists in their efforts to optimize the use of EHR systems to improve the data workflow efficiency and data quality within the cancer registry system.

Review Research Article: Requirements

Answer the following questions based on your review of the research article “The Impact of Electronic Health Record Usage on Cancer Registry Systems in Alabama” in the Spring 2012 issue of Perspective in Health Information Management.

What was the purpose of doing this study?

What was the sampling method employed in this study? What is the limitation of this type of sampling method?

What research method was employed in this study and what procedure was used to employ it with the participants?

What types of statistical analyses were applied to the data collected in this study?

The author states, “Despite the fact that 55 of the 67 counties in Alabama are designated as “rural,” nearly all study participants (97%) were from urban facilities, compared to only 3% from rural areas.” What factor in this study design do you think influenced (caused) this disparity in urban versus rural facility participants in the study?

What specific types of patient care documentation issues that limit the usefulness of the EHR to the cancer registry program were identified by the participants in this study?

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section ‘Due Dates for Assignments & Exams’ for due date information.


devry him435 week 7


Review the objectives in Table 27.W1 and reword the content so that the objective is measurable.

Table 27.W1

Type of Project Nonmeasurable Objective Measurable Objective
Implementation of a physician prescription entry system Increase user satisfaction
Project to improve the processes associated with the revenue cycle Streamline the activities associated with the revenue cycle
Project to create an in-house coding education program Create an in-house coding education program to alleviate the chronic shortage of qualified coders
Review of corporate compliance program Increase effectiveness of the corporate compliance program

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions. See the Syllabus section ‘Due Dates for Assignments & Exams’ for due date information.