Courses of Study: Health Science

Health Science, Grade 9 - 12, Health Informatics, 2009

1.) Describe careers, roles, and responsibilities of individuals working in health informatics.

2.) Determine the accuracy of electronic medical records based on organizational and external regulatory standards.

3.) Interpret medical terminology used in health informatics to enter client data and to complete medical forms.

4.) Use technology to access, process, and retrieve medical information.

5.) Describe legal and ethical regulations as they relate to health informatics.

Examples: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Patients' Bill of Rights

6.) Utilize common informatic manuals required in health informatics for coding medical procedures and treatments.

Examples: Current Procedural Terminology User Manual, International Classification of Diseases code, Clinical Modification code

7.) Apply safety principles needed in health informatics.

Example: body mechanics

8.) Demonstrate workplace readiness skills in health informatics.

Examples: regular attendance, adherence to dress code, efficient time management

9.) Demonstrate the ability to interpret, transcribe, and communicate information, data, and observations.

10.) Explain the computerized system for insurance reimbursement, including diagnostic-related groups (DRGs) and ambulatory payment classification (APC) groups.