FOUNDATIONS OF HIM
Introduces learners to the healthcare delivery system, focusing on the various types of healthcare organizations, the roles, responsibilities and interrelationships of healthcare providers and professionals, and the external forces that influence healthcare delivery. Sets an understanding for the expectations and standards related to professional ethics, confidentiality and security of health information. Differentiates the use and structure of healthcare data elements, data standards, and the relationships between them to facilitate primary and secondary record systems, and health information processing. Prepares learners to collect and maintain health data to ensure a complete and accurate health record, according to organizational policies, external regulations and standards.