Health Information Management AAS

Social Media for Marketing & Advertising

This course explores the use of digital media to research, strategize, plan, design, critique and present online marketing materials through social media outlets for a variety of industries, businesses, products, services, and target markets. Students will learn the key industry tools and how to integrate their visual communication skills with social media channels to develop their own product promotions and to solve specific problems.

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Computer Forensics

The expansion of the Internet and the increased use of computers have amplified the risk of technology being used to commit crimes and/or crimes being recorded on electronic devices. Because of this, a skilled computer forensics expert is needed to investigate criminal and civil cases. This course is an introduction to computer forensics. Digital media, past and current operating systems, and computer hardware will be examined.

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Quality Improvement in Healthcare

This course provides an in depth analysis of continuous quality improvement, utilization management, and risk management in healthcare. This course also examines the role of the patient in CQI and how government, regulatory, and professional pressure have affected the delivery of quality healthcare.

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Long Term Care Administration

This course describes long-term delivery programs designed to meet the special needs of seniors. It will review care and service systems from the perspective of an aging population including the physiological and psychological changes common among seniors. The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the dynamic field of long term care.

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Aging Population and Healthcare

This course provides an overview of the aging population, implications for individuals, families, and society, and the background for health policy related to the aging population. This course presents an overview of aging from the perspective of demographics, functional capacity and disability, epidemiology of diseases in the elderly, federal and state health policies affecting the elderly, social aspects of aging, and the ethical considerations in the care of the elder population.

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Critical Issues in Healthcare

This course provides an overview of the legal and ethical issues facing managers and providers of healthcare. The goal is to
provide students with the practical knowledge of health law and ethics and their application to the real world of healthcare.

Prerequisite: HCA310

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Public Health Issues and Practices

This course will provide a framework for developing and analyzing a range of health policy issues as well as a comprehensive introduction to public health concepts and practices. This course will also address important health issues and problems facing the public health system. Case studies and a variety of practice-related exercises serve as a basis for learner participation in real world public health problem-solving simulations.

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Healthcare Management

This course will provide the framework for understanding concepts and theories related to healthcare management. Students will learn how institutions are organized and governed, the role of clinical and support staff, and the management systems designed for their efficient and effective operation.

Prerequisite: HCA310

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Human Resource Management in Healthcare

The Human Resource Management function is an important healthcare administrative skill set. The recruitment of trained and credentialed healthcare professionals and staff is a primary job responsibility of healthcare administrators.

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Managed Care

This course presents an overview of major issues related to the design function management regulation and evaluation of health insurance and managed care plans. Provides a firm foundation in basic concepts pertaining to private and public sector health insurance/benefit plans both as provided by Medicaid and Medicare. Key topics include:

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