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COURSE NUMBER: HITT260
COURSE TITLE:Quality Assurance and Healthcare Statistics
DIVISION:Sciences
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:41
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:137.5
DELIVERY MODE:Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course focuses on the collection, interpretation, presentation, and reporting of medical statistics with emphasis on reliability and validity of data. The importance of healthcare statistics in relation to management, decision-making, governmental agencies, quality assessment, and research will be stressed. The course will examine the theoretical and methodology issues related to quality assurance (utilization risk management, quality assessment, and staff credentialing), accreditation and regulatory agencies. The tools used for quality improvement will be discussed. The responsibility of the Health Information Department in relation to maintaining reliable data is stressed throughout the course. Vital and public health reporting and statutory and regulatory requirements are also identified.

PREREQUISITES:
Completion of HITT101. Placement into MATH105 or completion of MATH101.

NOTES: This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the major issues in health care quality management and how to calculate health care statistics. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a reading and speaking vocabulary of terms used in quality assessment and clinical outcomes management and reporting.
  2. Describe the factors influencing clinical quality improvement initiatives in health care.
  3. Identify legislative mandates, oversight agency, and accreditation group requirements for clinical quality review activities in health care facilities.
  4. Identify, describe and apply commonly used methods for measuring, assessing and improving the quality of clinical care and services provided in health care organizations.
  5. Describe the activities of patient safety improvement, resource management, and risk management and the role of these activities in the quality initiatives of a health care facility.
  6. Collect, aggregate, and analyze data for studies of clinical performance.
  7. Define the difference between quantitative and qualitative reports that support clinical and administrative decision making.
  8. Collect, maintain, and report data for clinical indices/databases/registries to meet specific organization needs such as medical research and disease registries.
  9. Describe the importance of basic health care statistical data and vital health statistics in relation to decision making at the healthcare facility, governmental and accreditation levels.
  10. Compute measures of central tendency (means, range, percentile etc.) and develop frequency tables with data given.
  11. Compute health care statistics, including mortality and morbidity rates, measures of central tendency, and dispersion, and determine the most appropriate use of these health care statistics in health information management.
  12. Explain how to build a query and generate reports to facilitate information collection using a database.
  13. Display data generated from health care statistics using the appropriate figures, tables, and graphs, organize the data into a usable format, and recognize data trends.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to determine students' grades. Three sources of point values will be used to calculate the student’s final grade: homework 45%, tests 45%, and a final exam worth 10%.

90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
59 & below = F

Note: Must receive C or better to pass.

LEARNING DOMAINS:
This course addresses the following domains of knowledge identified by the American Health Information Management Association as indicators of entry-level competency for Health Information Technology. See the student handbook for a complete list of domains and subdomains.

Domain I. Data Content, Structure & Standards
  Subdomain I.A. Classification Systems

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  4. n/a
  Subdomain I.B. Health Record Content and Documentation
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  4. n/a
  Subdomain I.C. Data Governance
  1. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data
  Subdomain I.D. Data Management
  1. Collect and maintain health data
  2. Apply graphical tools for data presentations
  Subdomain I.E. Secondary Data Sources
  1. Identify and use secondary data presentations
  2. n/a

Domain II. Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy & Security
  Subdomain II.A. Health Law

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain II.B. Data Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain II.C. Release of Information
  1. n/a

Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
  Subdomain III.A. Health Information Technologies

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain III.B. Information Management Strategic Planning
  1. n/a
  2. Utilize health information to support enterprise wide decision support for strategic planning
  Subdomain III.C. Analytics and Decision Support
  1. Explain analytics and decision support
  2. Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making
  Subdomain III.D. Health Care Statistics
  1. Utilize basic descriptive, institutional, and healthcare statistics
  2. Analyze data to identify trends
  Subdomain III.E. Research Methods
  1. Explain common research methodologies and why they are used in healthcare
  Subdomain III.F. Consumer Informatics
  1. n/a
  Subdomain III.G. Health Information Exchange
  1. n/a
  Subdomain III.H. Information Integrity and Data Quality
  1. n/a

Domain IV. Revenue Management
  Subdomain IV.A. Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement

  1. n/a
  2. Evaluate the revenue cycle management process

Domain V. Compliance
  Subdomain V.A. Regulatory

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain V.B. Coding
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain V.C. Fraud Surveillance
  1. Identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis
  Subdomain V.D. Clinical Documentation Improvement
  1. n/a
  2. n/a

Domain VI. Leadership
  Subdomain VI.A. Leadership Roles

  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain VI.B. Change Management
  1. n/a
  Subdomain VI.C. Work Design and Process Improvement
  1. Utilize tools and techniques to monitor, report, and improve processes
  2. Identify cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals
  3. Utilize data for facility-wide outcomes reporting for quality management and performance
  Subdomain VI.D. Human Resources Management
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain VI.E. Training and Development
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  Subdomain VI.F. Strategic and Organizational Management
  1. Summarize a collection methodology for data to guide strategic and organizational management
  2. Understand the importance of healthcare policy-making as it relates to the healthcare delivery system
  3. n/a
  4. n/a
  5. n/a
  Subdomain VI.G. Financial Management
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  Subdomain VI.H. Ethics
  1. n/a
  2. n/a
  3. n/a
  4. n/a
  Subdomain VI.I. Project Management
  1. Summarize project management methodologies
Subdomain VI.J. Vendor/Contract Management
  1. n/a
Subdomain VI.K. Enterprise Information Management
  1. n/a

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019