Health Information Administration (HLIN)

Courses

HLIN 301. Introduction to Health Data Management. 4 Units.

Introduces scope, functions, and administration of health information management as a profession. Overview of documentation content and structure of paper, hybrid, and electronic health records. Requirements of accrediting, certifying, and licensing entities that guide patient health-data collection, with emphasis on acute care settings. Surveys functions within a health information management department.

HLIN 303. Clinical Classification Systems I. 3 Units.

Principles and conventions for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding techniques by body system and disease process. Basic coding techniques for diagnoses, surgical procedures, and other reasons for health-care encounters.

HLIN 304. Clinical Classification Systems II. 3 Units.

Continues coding techniques and conventions for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS by body system and disease process. Basic coding techniques for diagnoses, surgical procedures, and other reasons for health-care encounters.

HLIN 305. Health-Care Statistical Applications. 3 Units.

Problem-solving approach to health-care statistical applications and data presentation. Introduces research statistics. Laboratory sessions include instruction in the use of Microsoft Excel for data presentation and analysis.

HLIN 308. Introduction to Data Analytics. 4 Units.

Introduces data management, collection, analysis, and uses in health care. Concepts of transforming data into information, data analytic techniques, and data presentation. Uses software tools for the manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data. Introduces basic health-care statistical techniques.

HLIN 314. Computer System Architecture. 2 Units.

Study of computer system architecture and infrastructure: hardware, software, network topologies and components, networking and telecommunications, terminology, and concepts. Provides an understanding of how a computer works and the reasoning behind computer design.

HLIN 321. Health Information Science and the Health-Care System I. 4 Units.

Overview of U.S. health-care delivery, including the history of health-care institutions, external governance, regulations and standards, reimbursement methods, and the health-care organizations and professionals that provide services. Introduction to information management in health care.

HLIN 322. Health Information Science and the Health-Care System II. 4 Units.

Expanded concepts of information management in health care, including practical applications in information science, accrediting bodies, data management, documentation guidelines and requirements, and data integration standards. Practical applications of information governance in alternative health-care delivery systems.
Prerequisite: HLIN 321.

HLIN 325. Pharmacology for Health Information Administration. 2 Units.

Provides understanding of pharmacology as required for medical record analysis, audits, and other related studies. Basic definitions, sources of information, and classification of drugs.

HLIN 334. Clinical Classification Systems. 4 Units.

Overview of clinical classification systems, terminologies, vocabularies, and nomenclatures. Internal and external auditing systems for coding compliance.

HLIN 335. Advanced Classification Systems and Coding Compliance. 4 Units.

Application of clinical classification systems and the guidelines for coding compliance. Managing physician query, severity of illness systems, and clinical documentation-improvement processes.
Prerequisite: HLIN 334.

HLIN 340. Seminar and Portfolio for Health Information Management. 4 Units.

Students develop a portfolio that illustrates their acquisition of the knowledge and skills that prepare them for entry into the profession, as well as reflects on the student learning outcomes set by Loma Linda University—including wholeness, Christ-centered values, commitment to discovery and lifelong learning, effective communication, embracing and serving a diverse world, and collaboration. Service learning requirements included.

HLIN 344. Health-Care Informatics and Database Management. 4 Units.

Study of computer system architecture and infrastructure: hardware, software, network topologies and components, networking and telecommunications, terminology, and concepts. Technology support for data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting—including database development and management for meeting user information needs. Construction of data manipulation, extraction, and reporting tools.

HLIN 347. Advanced Information Privacy and Security. 4 Units.

Compares requirements affecting the privacy, security, control, and disclosure of health information. In-depth analysis of legislation governing privacy and security measures in health care. Data quality tools and measures. Examination of security safeguards, including risk assessment, contingency planning and data recovery for various technologies.
Prerequisite: HCBL 346.

HLIN 348. Pathopharmacology for Health Information Administration. 4 Units.

Study of the disease processes in human body systems, as well as drug interventions used in treatment and prevention of disease.

HLIN 354. Professional Practice Experience. 3 Units.

Simulated professional practice experiences and assignments in health information management and technology, during the Spring Quarter of the junior year; includes use of software-as-a-service systems. Written and oral reports of experience.

HLIN 361. Professional Practice Experience I. 1 Unit.

Supervised experience in health information departments and other areas of health care or health-related facilities. Includes applied laboratory assignments for health information administration professional courses.

HLIN 362. Professional Practice Experience II. 1 Unit.

Supervised experience in health information departments and other areas of health care or health-related facilities. Includes applied laboratory assignments for HIIM professional courses.

HLIN 365. Professional Practice Experience III. 1 Unit.

Supervised clinical experience in a health facility or health-related organization, with simulated laboratory experiences and assignments, during the Spring Quarter of the junior year. Written and oral reports of experience.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of required fall quarter courses, enrollment in or completion of required winter courses, and enrollment in required spring quarter courses; or permission of department chair.

HLIN 395. Professional Practice Experience I—Junior Affiliation. 3 Units.

Three-week supervised clinical experience in a health facility or health-related organization at the end of the junior year. Written and oral reports of experience, with classroom discussion. Not required of registered health information technologists (RHITs).
Prerequisite: Completion of junior-year courses and laboratory assignments; or permission of the department chair.

HLIN 401. Health Information Systems I. 4 Units.

The first in a series of two courses focusing on information system planning, development, and management health care. Topics addressed include system architecture, technology infrastructure, integration, and interoperability; application categories employed in health care, including electronic health records; data- management strategies, including data quality and standardization movements; decision support; consumer informatics; human computer interfaces; and data and system security.

HLIN 402. Health Information Systems II. 5 Units.

Second course in a series of two courses focusing on information system planning, development, and management in health care. Topics include system architecture, technology infrastructure, integration ,and interoperability; application categories employed in health care, including electronic health records; data management strategies, including data quality and standardization movements; decision support; consumer informatics and human-computer interfaces; and data and system security.

HLIN 404. Clinical Terminologies and Vocabularies. 2 Units.

Clinical terminologies, code sets, classifications systems, and nomenclatures as used in the electronic health record.

HLIN 407. Financial Management for Health Information Management. 2 Units.

Budget variance analysis, analysis of cost components, operating statements, and productivity related to a department budget. Examines financial accounting systems, financial evaluation ratios, and reports. Cost benefits realization preparation.

HLIN 408. Reimbursement for Health Care. 2 Units.

Financial aspects of health care involving prospective reimbursement systems, analysis of various health-care reimbursement schemes, and financial disbursements. Management issues in reimbursement using DRGs, APCs, and other prospective payment systems. Strategies and techniques for successful revenue cycle management.

HLIN 430. Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care. 3 Units.

Continuous quality improvement methodologies and processes applied to patient safety and satisfaction, internal and external regulatory requirements, risk management, evidence-based medicine, and utilization review to achieve optimum patient care.

HLIN 432. Database Management. 2 Units.

Theories and steps of database development using Microsoft Access. Design and construct relationships, forms, advanced queries with SQL, reports, and macros.

HLIN 435. Seminar and Portfolio for Health Information Management II. 4 Units.

Students continue to develop a portfolio that illustrates the potential graduate's ability to meet the student learning outcomes set by Loma Linda University. Provides students with a format for demonstrating their acquisition of the knowledge and skills that prepare them for credentialing and entry into the profession.
Prerequisite: HLIN 340.

HLIN 437. Data Analytics and Visualizations for Health Care. 4 Units.

Introduces data analytics in health care. Concepts of transforming data into useful information to support organizational decisions and outcomes management. Utilizes software tools for the manipulation, analysis, and visualization of data. Applies statistical methods with data extraction methodologies, data exploration, and mining.

HLIN 438. Revenue Cycle Management for Health Care. 4 Units.

In-depth analysis of the U.S. health-care reimbursement system. Addresses principles of revenue cycle management, payment methodologies, and associated data requirements.

HLIN 439. Management in Health Care. 4 Units.

Principles of management and human resources, including: human resource acquisition, training, development, and evaluation; productivity; benchmarking; problem solving, and decision making.

HLIN 440. Leadership and Strategy Management in Health Care. 4 Units.

Leadership theory and principles, including: communication skills; negotiating and influencing; team building and management; workflow optimization; strategy and vision planning; diversity and cultural influences. Reflection and evaluation assessment of personal awareness, strengths, and weaknesses.

HLIN 442. Legal Aspects of Health Information Administration II. 3 Units.

Compares federal and state laws regarding access and disclosure of patient information. Release of general and sensitive patient information. Response to subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants. Introduces the contents of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), with in-depth emphasis on the privacy section. Components of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Overview of medical identity theft. Elements of reporting requirements.

HLIN 444. Corporate Compliance in Health Care. 3 Units.

Practical application of the guiding principles of corporate compliance in health-care organizations. Analyzes standards and policies established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Studies in-depth The Joint Commission, HIPAA, qui tam laws, and fiscal intermediaries—emphasizing business ethics and integrity. Includes the process of institutional audits for fraud and abuse. Includes clinical documentation improvement theory as it relates to health care.

HLIN 445. Coding Seminar. 2 Units.

Advanced coding concepts and comprehensive review of all health-care coding systems. Current procedural terminology (CPT) at the beginning and intermediate levels. Reviews the federally supervised coding auditing process, including state and federal coding and billing regulations, chargemaster maintenance, coding ethics, coding quality, and coding compliance. Various code sets and terminologies used in health- care systems. Overview of E & M coding.
Prerequisite: HLIN 304; or equivalent.

HLIN 451. Quality Improvement in Health Care. 3 Units.

Quality improvement methodology. Data retrieval, display, and follow-up for various sectors of health care. Mechanisms for promoting facility-wide participation in achieving optimum patient care, as delineated in medical staff-information management, accreditation, and government standards. Risk management as an integral facet of quality improvement. Relationship to corporate compliance.

HLIN 454. Professional Practice Experience II. 4 Units.

Directed experience at an approved health-care or health-related facility. Applies skills and knowledge to management. Written and oral reports of experience, with classroom discussion. International experience may be available.
Prerequisite: HLIN 354.

HLIN 462. Professional Practice Experience IV. 1 Unit.

Supervised experience in health information departments and other areas of health care or health-related facilities, with emphasis on management. Includes applied laboratory assignments for HIIM professional courses.

HLIN 463. Professional Practice Experience V. 1 Unit.

Supervised experience in health information departments and other areas of health care or health-related facilities, with emphasis on management. Includes applied laboratory assignments for HIIM professional courses.

HLIN 472. Information Systems Management in Health Care II. 4 Units.

Advanced study of information system development, diffusion, and strategic application in health care. Examines system usability, regulatory compliance, advanced security, interoperability, and valuation. Health information organizations and operations, consumer and public health informatics, internal and external data integrity and validity.
Prerequisite: HCBL 471.

HLIN 475. Research Methods in Health Information Management. 3 Units.

Introduces the scientific method in research. Focuses on the major steps of the research process as these steps relate to research report evaluation, proposal writing, literature review, development of conceptual framework, identification of variables, statement of hypotheses, research design, and analysis and presentation of data. Common research design and assessment of risk in epidemiologic studies.

HLIN 483. Alternative Delivery Systems in Health Care. 4 Units.

Focuses on health information management in delivery systems such as: long-term care, hospital-based and free-standing ambulatory care, hospice, home health, dialysis centers, veterinary medicine, consulting, correctional facilities, mental health, substance abuse, dental, rehabilitation, managed care, and cancer registry. Health record content, format, and regulatory requirements; the role of the HIM professional; data collection; risk and utilization management; and quality improvement areas.

HLIN 484. Current Topics in Health Information Administration. 4 Units.

Focuses on career planning, management skills, and professional development. Health information management professionals working in various health-care settings share their knowledge and experience with students. Includes preparation exercises for the national credentialing examination.

HLIN 493. Health Information Management I. 4 Units.

Introduces basic management functions, philosophies, principles, and tools of health-care management. Emphasizes management theory, management tools, and application. Specific topics include: planning, organizing, controlling, management by objective, problem solving and decision making, and group dynamics.

HLIN 494. Health Information Management II. 4 Units.

Advanced study of topics relevant to management and leadership in the HIM profession, including leadership theory and strategies; ergonomics/workplace design; individual and organizational productivity; innovation and change management; labor legislation; emotional intelligence; cultural and workforce diversity; ethical and social responsibility; disaster preparedness; entrepreneurism; tactical and strategic planning; contemporary leadership issues.

HLIN 495. Professional Practice Experience Senior Affiliation. 3 Units.

Directed experience at an approved health care or health-related facility. Applies skills and knowledge to management. Written and oral reports of experience, with classroom discussion. International experience may be available.

HLIN 499. Health Information Administration Independent Study. 1-4 Units.

Student submits a project or paper on a topic of current interest in an area of health information administration. Regular meetings to provide the student with guidance and evaluation. Elected on the basis of need or interest. May be repeated.