HIM 1217 Alternative Health Records & Registries

Organization and operation of a hospital cancer program emphasizing registry case finding, accession, indexing, abstracting and follow-up of cancer data. Purposes, uses and handling of health information, departmental and facility administration, licensing and accreditation requirements and introduction to payment systems in long-term care and home health care. Note: HIM 1201 may be taken concurrently.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Health Information Management
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: HIM 1110 AND HIM 1201 


  • Evaluate various external forces impacting home healthcare.
  • Demonstrate the personal behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with and appropriate to the entry-level HIM professional.
  • Describe the organization and operation of hospital-based cancer programs as required by the American College of Surgeons.
  • Apply principles of cancer registry operation to accurately find, register, index, abstract and follow cancer patient data.
  • Describe and define various terms regarding or involving the process of cancer, cancer treatment modalities, cancer stages and disease prognosis.
  • Demonstrate use of various audit forms and techniques of monitoring medical information and statistical data in LTC.
  • Describe the organizational structure and utilize standards and regulations efficiently and effectively as they apply to long-term care.
  • Discuss various payment systems and data sets including the Minimum Data Set and their impact on payment in LTC.
  • Describe clinical record content and demonstrate the ability to critically analyze forms for required content.
  • Apply principles of payment systems and data sets including the OASIS and their impact on payment in home health care.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3