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					  HEALTH INFORMATION
MANAGEMENT (HIM) SERVICES
       PATHWAY
Unit 32:         Health Information Management (HIM) Services
(Industry-Driven Authentic Assessment, See Appendix A)

         BIL:            Recommended

                            12            AD
           EDU:
                             I             P

Competency 32.1:         Discuss the field of health information management as it applies to
                         health care.
Descriptors:
32.1.1           Define information management.
32.1.2           Describe database concepts.
32.1.3           List the various career options in health information.
32.1.4           Identify major issues associated with computerized health information.
32.1.5           Discuss the department’s business rules related to health information
                 management.
32.1.6           Discuss the department’s workflow related to health information management.
32.1.7           Describe organizational and project management skills needed by providers.
32.1.8           Discuss emerging technologies that support an electronic health record system.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmarks

        Use multiple resources to enhance comprehension of vocabulary. (Acquisition of
         Vocabulary F, 8-10; Acquisition of Vocabulary E, 11-12)
        Demonstrate comprehension of print and electronic text by responding to questions (e.g.,
         literal, inferential, evaluative and synthesizing). (Reading Process B, 8-10; Reading
         Process B, 11-12)
        Compile, organize and evaluate information, take notes and summarize findings.
         (Research B, 11-12)
        Evaluate the usefulness and credibility of data and sources and synthesize information
         from multiple sources. (Research C, 11-12)

         BIL:            Essential
                           12             AD
          EDU:
                            I              P

Competency 32.2:     Identify and apply health data structure, content and standards.
Descriptors:
32.2.1       Collect and maintain health data (e.g., data elements, data sets databases).
32.2.2       Conduct analysis to ensure documentation in the health record supports the
             diagnosis and reflects the patient’s progress, clinical findings and discharge
             status.
32.2.3       Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of health data.
32.2.4       Apply clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in the organization’s health
             information systems.
32.3.5       Verify timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data and data
             sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries and/or databases.
32.3.6       Define purpose of documentation and components of the health record.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmarks

       Use appropriate self-monitoring strategies for comprehension. (Reading Process C, 8-10;
        Reading Process C, 11-12)
       Evaluate how features and characteristics make information accessible and usable and
        how structures help authors achieve their purposes. (Reading Applications:
        Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text A, 8-10)

Correlated Mathematics Academic Content Benchmarks

       Evaluate the validity of claims and predictions that are based on data by examining the
        appropriateness of the data collection and analysis. (Data Analysis and Probability E, 8-
        10)
       Create and analyze tabular and graphical displays of data using appropriate tools,
        including spreadsheets and graphing calculators. (Data Analysis and Probability A, 11-
        12)
       Locate and interpret mathematical information accurately, and communicate ideas,
        processes and solutions in a complete and easily understood manner. (Mathematical
        Processes H, 8-10)

        BIL:            Essential

                           12             AD
          EDU:
                            I              P

Competency 32.3:      Utilize health information and communication technologies.
Descriptors:
32.3.1       Use technology, including hardware and software, to ensure data collection,
             storage, analysis and reporting of information.
32.3.2       Use common software applications (e.g., spreadsheets, databases, word
             processing, graphics, e-mail) to execute work processes.
32.3.3           Use specialized software in the completion of HIM processes, such as record
                 tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality
                 improvement and document imaging.
32.3.4           Apply policies and procedures to the use of networks, including intranet and
                 Internet applications to facilitate the electronic health record, personal health
                 record (PHR) and public health records.
32.3.5           Apply knowledge of database architecture and design to meet departmental needs
                 (e.g., data dictionary, data modeling, data warehousing).
32.3.6           Use appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage.
32.3.7           Query and generate reports to facilitate information retrieval.
32.3.8           Generate reports using appropriate software.
32.3.9           Maintain archival and retrieval systems for patient information stored in multiple
                 formats.
32.3.10          Coordinate, use and maintain systems for document imaging and storage.
32.3.11          Describe natural language processing technology method of extracting and
                 translating data for a text report.
32.3.12          Analyze the impact of e-health on the evolving health care system.
32.3.13          Discuss e-health initiatives as they relate to businesses and consumers (e.g.,
                 personal health, scheduling, screenings, evaluations, assessments, health
                 information related to new developments).
32.3.14          Identify the barriers associated with computerized health data.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmark

         Use appropriate self-monitoring strategies for comprehension. (Reading Process C, 8-10;
          Reading Process C, 11-12)

          BIL:           Essential

                             12            AD
            EDU:
                              I             P

Competency 32.4:      Apply data security.
Descriptors:
32.4.1       Apply confidentiality and security measures to protect electronic health
             information.
32.4.2       Protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology.
32.4.3       Apply departmental and organizational data and information system security
             policies.
32.4.4       Use and summarize data compiled from audit trail and data quality monitoring
             programs.
32.4.5       Recognize components of risk management, contingency planning and data
             recovery procedures.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmark

         Compile, organize and evaluate information, take notes and summarize findings.
          (Research B, 11-12)

Correlated Mathematics Academic Content Benchmark
       Construct convincing arguments based on analysis of data and interpretation of graphs.
        (Data Analysis and Probability F, 8-10)

Correlated Social Studies Academic Content Benchmark

       Obtain and evaluate information from public records and other resources related to a
        public policy issue. (Social Studies Skills and Methods A, 11-12)

        BIL:            Essential

                            12            AD
          EDU:
                             I             P

Competency 32.5:     Participate in implementation of health care information systems.
Descriptors:
32.5.1       Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing,
             evaluation and support for organization-wide information systems.
32.5.2       Use the principles of ergonomics and human factors in workplace design.

        BIL:            Essential

                            12            AD
          EDU:
                             I             P

Competency 32.6:      Apply health care information requirements and standards.
Descriptors:
32.6.1       Monitor and apply organization-wide health record documentation guidelines.
32.6.2       Apply policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with
             regulations and standards.
32.6.3       Report compliance findings according to organizational policy.
32.6.4       Maintain the accuracy and completeness of the patient record as defined by
             organizational policy and external regulations and standards.
32.6.5       Assist in preparing the organization for accreditation, licensing and/or
             certification surveys.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmarks

       Use appropriate self-monitoring strategies for comprehension. (Reading Process C, 8-10;
        Reading Process C, 11-12)
       Produce functional documents that report, organize and convey information and ideas
        accurately, foresee readers’ problems or misunderstandings and that include formatting
        techniques that are user friendly. (Writing Applications C, 11-12)

        BIL:            Essential

                            12            AD
          EDU:
                             I             P

Competency 32.7:        Utilize clinical classification systems.
Descriptors:
32.7.1            Describe computer-based information systems including computer hardware,
                  software and service components.
32.7.2            Locate information in the record for various purposes (e.g., filing, coding,
                  information processing).
32.7.3            Recognize standardized coding systems and uniform data definitions.
32.7.4            Demonstrate information literacy skills.
32.7.5            Use and maintain electronic applications and work processes to support clinical
                  classification and coding.
32.7.6            Apply diagnostic/procedure codes using International Classification of Diseases
                  9th Revision, Clinically Modified (ICD-9-CM).
32.7.7            Apply procedure codes using Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) and
                  Health care Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS).
32.7.8            Ensure accuracy of diagnostic/procedural groupings such as Diagnostic Related
                  Groups (DRG) and Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC).
32.7.9            Adhere to current regulations and established guidelines in code assignment.
32.7.10           Validate coding accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
32.7.11           Use and maintain applications and processes to support other clinical
                  classification and nomenclature systems (e.g., International Classification of
                  Diseases 10th Revision, Clinically Modified [ICD-10-CM], Systematized
                  Nomenclature of Human and Veterinary Medicine [SNOMED]).
32.7.12           Resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmark

         Use appropriate self-monitoring strategies for comprehension. (Reading Process C, 8-10;
          Reading Process C, 11-12)

Correlated Social Studies Academic Content Benchmark

         Analyze the role of fiscal and regulatory policies in a mixed economy. (Economics D, 11-
          12)

          BIL:            Essential

                             12            AD
            EDU:
                              I             P
Competency 32.8:      Control access and release of health care information.
Descriptors:
32.8.1       Participate in the implementation of legal and regulatory requirements related to
             the health information infrastructure.
32.8.2       Apply policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health
             information.
32.8.3       Release patient-specific data to authorized users.
32.8.4       Maintain user access logs/systems to track access to and disclosure of identifiable
             patient data.
32.8.5       Conduct privacy and confidentiality training programs.
32.8.6       Investigate and recommend solutions to privacy issues/problems.
32.8.7       Apply and promote ethical standards of practice.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmark

       Give informational presentations that contain a clear perspective; present ideas from
        multiple sources in logical sequence; and include a consistent organizational structure.
        (Communication: Oral and Visual E, 11-12)

Correlated Social Studies Academic Content Benchmark

       Critique data and information to determine the adequacy of support for conclusions.
        (Social Studies Skills and Methods B, 11-12)

        BIL:            Essential

                           12             AD
          EDU:
                            I              P

Competency 32.9:      Apply reimbursement methodologies.
Descriptors:
32.9.1       Apply policies and procedures for the use of clinical data required in
             reimbursement and prospective payment systems (PPS) in health care delivery.
32.9.2       Support accurate billing through coding, chargemaster, claims management and
             bill reconciliation processes.
32.9.3       Use established guidelines to comply with reimbursement and reporting
             requirements, such as the National Correct Coding Initiative.
32.9.4       Compile patient data and perform data quality reviews to validate code
             assignment and compliance with reporting requirements, such as outpatient
             prospective payment systems.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmark

       Use appropriate self-monitoring strategies for comprehension. (Reading Process C, 8-10;
        Reading Process C, 11-12)

Correlated Social Studies Academic Content Benchmark
      Analyze the role of fiscal and regulatory policies in a mixed economy. (Economics D, 11-
       12).

       BIL:            Essential

                          12            AD
          EDU:
                           I             P

Competency 32.10:     Prepare health care statistics.
Descriptors:
32.10.1      Abstract and maintain data for clinical databases and registries.
32.10.2      Collect, organize and present data for quality management, utilization
             management, risk management and other related studies.
32.10.3      Compute and interpret health care statistics.
32.10.4      Apply Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes and policies.
32.10.5      Use specialized databases to meet specific organization needs, such as medical
             research and disease registries.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmark

      Demonstrate comprehension of print and electronic text by responding to questions (e.g.,
       literal, inferential, evaluative and synthesizing). (Reading Process B, 8-10; Reading
       Process B, 11-12)

Correlated Mathematics Academic Content Benchmarks

      Locate and interpret mathematical information accurately, and communicate ideas,
       processes and solutions in a complete and easily understood manner. (Mathematical
       Processes H, 8-10)
      Create and analyze tabular and graphical displays of data using appropriate tools,
       including spreadsheets and graphing calculators. (Data Analysis and Probability A, 11-
       12)
      Use descriptive statistics to analyze and summarize data, including measures of center,
       dispersion, correlation and variability. (Data Analysis and Probability B, 11-12)
      Communicate mathematical ideas orally and in writing with a clear purpose and
       appropriate for a specific audience. (Mathematical Processes I, 11-12)

Correlated Social Studies Academic Content Benchmarks

      Obtain and evaluate information from public records and other resources related to a
       public policy issue. (Social Studies Skills and Methods A, 11-12)
      Critique data and information to determine the adequacy of support for conclusions.
       (Social Studies Skills and Methods B, 11-12)

       BIL:            Essential

                          12            AD
          EDU:
                           I             P
Competency 32.11:    Analyze data for quality management and performance
improvement.
Descriptors:
32.11.1      Abstract and report data for facility-wide quality management and performance
             improvement programs.
32.11.2      Identify trends that demonstrate quality, safety and effectiveness of health care.

Correlated Mathematics Academic Content Benchmarks

       Create and analyze tabular and graphical displays of data using appropriate tools,
        including spreadsheets and graphing calculators. (Data Analysis and Probability A, 11-
        12)
       Use descriptive statistics to analyze and summarize data, including measures of center,
        dispersion, correlation and variability. (Data Analysis and Probability B, 11-12)
       Communicate mathematical ideas orally and in writing with a clear purpose and
        appropriate for a specific audience. (Mathematical Processes I, 11-12)

Correlated Social Studies Academic Content Benchmarks

       Obtain and evaluate information from public records and other resources related to a
        public policy issue. (Social Studies Skills and Methods A, 11-12)
       Critique data and information to determine the adequacy of support for conclusions.
        (Social Studies Skills and Methods B, 11-12)

        BIL:            Essential

                           12            AD
          EDU:
                            I             P

Competency 32.12:     Integrate information for various health care delivery systems.
Descriptors:
32.12.1      Apply information systems policies and procedures required by national health
             information initiatives on the health care delivery system.
32.12.2      Apply current laws, accreditation, licensure and certification standards related to
             health information initiatives from the national, state, local and facility levels.
32.12.3      Apply policies and procedures to comply with the changing regulations among
             various payment systems for health care services, including Medicare, Medicaid
             and managed care.
32.12.4      Differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines throughout the
             continuum of health care, and respond to their information needs.

Correlated English Language Arts Academic Content Benchmark

       Apply reading comprehension strategies to understand grade-appropriate text. (Reading
        Process A, 8-10; Reading Process A, 11-12)

Correlated Social Studies Academic Content Benchmark

Critique data and information to determine the adequacy of support for conclusions. (Social
Studies Skills and Methods B, 11-12)

				
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