PROGRAMME DETAILS

Program Title   Health Records Management
Exit Awards
  • Certificate in Health Records Management (1 Acad Year)
  • Diploma in Health Records Management (3 Acad Years)

 

Course rationale

The Diploma in Health Records Management training is to provide a strong foundation for Information professionals competent in health records management and health research. Health information management is an excellent career choice for many reasons. Many health information managers find the job highly rewarding with its primary focus on improving the quality of patient care in a diverse range of settings.

Why Study the Program?

The diploma in Health Records Management at APIST COLLEGE is designed to equip the students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to enable them harness and implement clinical skills, conduct research, Monitoring, and Evaluation &Reporting and be able to advance academically in order to provide and improve the health delivery from the rural health facilities all the way to the National and International level

 

Program Start Dates:

Every January and June

Day Class, Weekend Class, and Evening Class

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of 3years of studies, graduates in the Science Department, Programme of Health Records Management will be awarded a Diploma and can work in different field of Health Sector: Health information manager, Medical coder, Data analyst, Outpatient coding compliance auditor, Clinical documentation specialist, Clinical systems manager, Medical research analyst, Monitoring &Evaluation and Reporting officer.

At the end of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of health information management professionals in the development and maintenance of health record systems.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of different operational techniques for managing HIM functions.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the interrelationship between the HIM department and other key departments within the healthcare organization.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of several techniques used in the management of the HIM department, such as policy and procedure development and the budgeting process.
  5. Identify the role of the health information management professional in creating and maintaining secondary records.
  6. Identify the different users of the health record and its importance to each user.
  7. Describe the function of the health record and understand the content of health records in various healthcare settings.
  8. Describe the components of health record data quality and Data correction.
  9. Describe the different formats used for health records in healthcare organizations.
  10. Identify techniques used in the storage and maintenance of health records.
  11. Discuss the functions and responsibilities of common HIM support services, including cancer and trauma registries, birth & death certificate completion, and statistical and research services.
  12. Describe the advantages of electronic health records over paper-based and hybrid health records.
  13. Discuss the EHR challenges and the supporting roles of health information management professionals in addressing them, especially with respect to privacy, security, and legal aspects.
  14. Describe the purpose, development and maintenance of registries and indexes such as the master patient index, disease index, and operation index.
  15. Explain the relationship of core data elements to healthcare informatics standards in electronic environments.
  16. Distinguish between primary and secondary data and between patient identifiable and aggregate data.
  17. Compare and describe the registries/indexes used in hospitals according to purpose, methods of case definition and case finding, data collection methods, reporting, follow-up and pertinent laws and regulations affecting registry operations.
  18. Discuss agencies for approval and education and certification for cancer, immunization, and trauma registries.
  19. Distinguish among healthcare databases in terms of purpose and content.
  20. Compare manual and automated methods of data collection and vendor systems with facility-specific systems.
  21. Recognize appropriate methods for ensuring data security and the confidentiality of secondary records.

Health Records Management

Entry profile

The Science Department, Programme of Health Records Management is open to holders of High school certificate (SGCSE) with 3 credits including English, Mathematics, Biology, 2 passes in any other subject

Exit profile

At the end of the studies, graduates in the Science Department, Programme of Health Records Management will be awarded a Diploma and can work in different field of Health Sector: Health information manager, Medical coder, Data analyst, Outpatient coding compliance auditor, Clinical documentation specialist, Clinical systems manager, Medical research analyst, etc…