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HIM 2144 Quality Improvement, Statistics & Research

Organization and analysis of data in health care quality programs including quality assessment and monitoring, utilization and risk management and medical staff credentialing. Theory and application of health care statistics including data definitions, computation of formulae and research principles. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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

Prereqs: HIM 1110 AND BIS 1221 AND MAT 1130 OR Any approved OTM Math AND Restricted to Majors 


  • Identify the standard statistical data elements and their sources in the healthcare setting including those used for vital statistics, research and managerial analysis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the data collection, presentation, and analysis tools of process improvement.
  • Create monitoring, collection and reporting procedures for health record documentation and coding compliance.
  • Demonstrate the professional behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with and appropriate to the entry-level HIM professional.
  • Describe the structure, organization and processes of a healthcare quality improvement program.
  • Compute healthcare statistics by selecting the correct formulae and identifying and entering the required data from data sources.
  • Articulate the standards of the Joint Commission regarding process improvement and credentialing and describe how those align with other regulatory mandates.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2