MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION A

HIM2MHA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to: the types and uses of personal and aggregate health data and information; and systems for capturing health information on individual patients and clients. The applications of clinical recording methodologies and standards are introduced. The uses of aggregate data are studied in relation to: information systems; health information flow; and health data quality and integrity. The applications of health data are investigated, with particular emphases on the evaluation of patient care, and on the planning, funding and monitoring of health service provision. Students will develop an understanding of contemporary issues and challenges in health information management and the roles of Health Information Managers in the collection, management, analysis and transfer of health information.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEsther Munyisia

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HLT1IPP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth Information: Management of a strategic resourcePrescribedAbdelhak, M. Grostick, S. Hanken, MA. (Editors) 20124TH EDN, ELSEVIER SAUNDERS, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain how health information is a dynamic and strategic resource.

Activities:
Guided readings, recorded lectures, guided discussion on current media reports and publications based on reported health information, investigation and completion of an individual assignment, online formative quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Analyse the flow of health data from collection at point-of-care to key national data collections.

Activities:
Guided reading and review of relevant government and data collection agency websites and reports, recorded lectures, online formative quizzes, La Trobe University Library: the HIM LibGuide section on data collection is an extensive resource developed to support learning in this subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Describe the content, recording, formats and uses of clinical data in health/medical records.

Activities:
Workshop activities with extracts of simulated health records, recorded lectures and online videos, team assignment, based on a simulated industry project, online formative quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Describe the factors influencing health information recording, reporting and use.

Activities:
Guided reading and online videos, guided discussion, recorded lectures, online formative quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Assess the key roles of Health Information Managers in relation to health information.

Activities:
Guided reading, guided discussion of industry competencies and workshop analyses of case samples and professional profiles reflecting roles and responsibilities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

06. Use academic and health industry resources to undertake an enquiry which involves working with others to critically examine topics, and the communication of analysed information.

Activities:
Guided readings, discussion, and the HIM LibGuide will assist students to identify key sources of information relevant to the professional field. Students will be required to identify suitable references for their individual assignment, and will receive formative feedback prior to submission of the task for assessment. Students will work in teams to complete workshop activities and a team assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEsther Munyisia

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word individual assignment30 02, 01, 04, 06
One 2400 word team assignment (600 words per student)20 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour written examination50 02, 01, 03, 05, 04

Sydney, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEsther Munyisia

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word individual assignment30 02, 01, 04, 06
One 2400 word team assignment (600 words per student)20 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour written examination50 02, 01, 03, 05, 04