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Course Description

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Health Information Technology - HIT 242

Organization and Management

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

Health information professionals make decisions that demand sound planning, organization, motivation and communication skills. Effective supervision of human and other resources is also essential in today's changing world of healthcare. This course provides the health information technology student with basic management concepts and theories that are applied in the Health Information Services/Management environment. Emphasis will be on management of Human Resources and operations, as well as budgeting and operational financial management. The concept of management vs. leadership will be addressed. Project management and team leadership concepts will also be introduced.


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


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

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

  • Apply the fundamentals of team leadership.
  • Contribute to work plans, policies, procedures and resource requisitions in relation to job functions.
  • Explain training and employee development methodologies.
  • Report staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions.
  • Plan staffing, departmental and capital budgets.
  • Justify budget variances.
  • Describe accounting methodologies.
  • Create programs and policies that support a culture of diversity.
  • Interpret compliance with local, state and federal labor regulations.
  • Explain return on investment for employee training and development.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings.
  • Summarize project management methodologies.
  • Recognize the impact of change management on processes, people and systems.

Course Schedule

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

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

 242247213Org & MgmtRC3Chapo P24/30/0Open$12.00W  01:00 PM-03:54 PM RC485

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

 242217287Org & MgmtRC3Chapo P26/30/0Open$12.00R  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC480

Key: Day of the Week

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