2010-2011 Catalog 
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2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM 120 - Statistical Tools for the Health Information Technicians

Lecture - Lab - Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Health information Management Technicians need to understand the meaning of statistical data and how it was derived. In this course students will learn terms related to statistics and how to compute specified rates using appropriate formulae through a hands-on approach. This course is a study of percentages, ratios, and basic statistics needed in the health care field. Students will learn that Health Information Management (HIM) professionals are often in the forefront of collecting and presenting much of the data needed in a health care facility. Students will learn the appropriate data elements and their appropriate use. They will understand that results are only as reliable as the data input, which must be accurate, appropriately analyzed, and understood.Prerequisite: HIM 101 . Knowledge of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts are assumed.