Oregon Health & Science University
BMI 582 2010-11
Health Care Data Management
CREDIT HOURS: 2
TERM: Fall, 2010
INSTRUCTOR: Joanne Valerius, MPH, RHIA
INSTRUCTOR/TEACHING ASSISTANT V-Lab: Bonnie Altus, RHIT
EXPECTATION FOR COMMUNICATION:
Office hours: By arrangement via email
Phone: 503-494-6019 (24 hr. voice mail); prefer cell: 763-427-9797
Electronic mail: Contacting electronically is the fastest way to reach instructor. Course communication: Forums will be read at least weekly. Assignments will be returned within one week of receipt. Direct emails will be answered within 24-48 hours of receipt.
Analysis of health care data management theories focusing on the role of the Health Information Manager will be covered in this course. Managing processes for health data structure and content for compliance with standards, regulations, and accreditation is covered. Developing strategies for changing from a paper based to electronic record is practiced.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS/RESOURCES: HIM certificate students need to become student members of the American Health Information Management Association. Go to to join as soon as possible. This membership will provide a discount for the textbook and will provide other resources needed for this course.
1. Textbook: LaTour, K. and Eichenwald-Maki, S. Health Information Management, Concepts, Principles, and Practice, third edition with student workbook (on CD with textbook): AHIMA
3. AHIMA Virtual Lab: you will receive notice from the HIM lab assistant, Bonnie Altus regarding access to the virtual lab.
4. Other resources will be listed in weekly assignments on Sakai.
This course is taught mainly with voice over power points. Assigned readings will be posting for each learning unit. Homework will include written assignments, answering questions in the student forums, and application with the virtual lab. All reading materials and assignments will be posted in the Sakai learning portal and that is the most up to date
SAKAI LEARNING WILL BE USED IN THIS COURSE:
Sakai technical assistance available from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday at 503-
494-7074, or through the portal and submit a “trouble ticket.”
Sakai will have the most current information about each week and you will find
Links to lectures in Flash and MP3, along with a handout of the power point
List of readings