HIM 221 HIM Data Analysis

Campus Location:
Effective Date:
HIM 100, ITN 180


Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
2.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

In this course, students apply their knowledge of health information management and health informatics to the organization, collection, analysis, and reporting of health information.  Concepts related to database development and management, data and information governance standards, and regulatory issues are explored.  Software applications to support data analytics are emphasized.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:


Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Video Conferencing
Web Conferencing
Hybrid Course

AHIMA Virtual Lab, Neehr Perfect EHR GO, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access are used for this course.

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Apply health informatics concepts to the management of health information. (CCC 2, 5, 6; PGC 1, 3, 6)
  2. Manage data within a database system. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3)
  3. Analyze and report data for healthcare operations.  (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; PGC 1, 2, 4, 6)
  4. Evaluate data dictionaries and data sets for compliance with governance standards. (CCC 2, 4, 5; PGC 1, 3, 5, 6)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Apply health informatics concepts to the management of health information.
    1. Summarize standards for the exchange of health information.
    2. Identify strategies to achieve data integrity.
    3. Develop policies and procedures to achieve data integrity, given an identified strategy.
    4. Determine compliance of health record content within the health organization.


  1. Manage data within a database system.
  1. Identify compliance requirements throughout the health information life cycle.
  2. Apply security strategies to health information.
  3. Use appropriate software to organize, analyze, and report health information from a database system. 
  1. Analyze and report data for healthcare operations.
    1. Calculate statistics for healthcare operations.
    2. Report healthcare data through graphical presentations.
    3. Use technologies for health information management.


  1. Evaluate data dictionaries and data sets for compliance with governance standards.
    1. Describe components of data dictionaries and data sets.
    2. Identify standards for exchange of health information.
    3. Evaluate policies and procedures to ensure compliance with internal and external standards.
    4. Develop a response to internal and external requests for research data.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
0 69 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Homework Assignments (formative)


Lab Assignments (formative)


Quizzes (summative)


Project (summative)




Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Synthesize knowledge of medical sciences, clinical classification systems, vocabularies, and terminologies to effectively use, apply, and interpret health data.
  2. Analyze data to identify trends through the use of health information technologies.
  3. Apply legal, regulatory, privacy, and security standards to employ policies and procedures for health information collection, access, and disclosure.
  4. Synthesize knowledge of health data and payment methodologies to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of revenue cycle processes.
  5. Interpret regulatory, coding, legal, and clinical documentation standards to develop, implement, and evaluate compliance.
  6. Consistently demonstrate leadership through the appropriate interpretation and evaluation of professional behaviors and ethical standards.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.