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Course Description

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Health Information Technology - HIT 210

Healthcare Statistics for Health Information Management

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course introduces students to terminology, definitions and computational methodology most frequently used in health statistics. Descriptive statistical concepts are also explored. Topics examined include healthcare data collection, report generation, data analysis and interpretation, data presentation techniques, as well as measures of central tendency, frequency distribution and standard deviation.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Collect health data for use in healthcare statistical reporting.
  • Comprehend basic descriptive, institutional and healthcare vital statistics.
  • Compute census statistics.
  • Calculate length of stay and discharge statistics.
  • Compute mortality and autopsy rates.
  • Determine morbidity and complication rates.
  • Calculate staffing and productivity levels for health information functions.
  • Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making.
  • Derive meaningful conclusions through data analysis.
  • Apply graphical tools for data presentation.
  • Verify timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries and/or databases.
  • Explain analytics and decision support.
  • Explain common research methodologies and why they are used in healthcare.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 210247265Healthcare Stats Info MgmtRC3Pizzino T11/23/0Open$138.00M  06:00 PM-09:54 PM RC465

Winter; 2022; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 210217250Healthcare Stats Info MgmtRC3Pizzino T20/24/0Open$138.00M  06:00 PM-09:54 PM RC680
M  06:00 PM-09:54 PM RC415

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday