|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 11 and 12. Prerequisites: Business Information
Management I and Medical Terminology. Students shall be awarded one
credit for successful completion of this course.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Health Science Career Cluster focuses on planning,
managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services,
health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and
(3) The Health Informatics course is designed to provide
knowledge of one of the fastest growing areas in both academic and
professional fields. The large gap between state of the art computer
technologies and the state of affairs in health care information technology
has generated demand for information and health professionals who
can effectively design, develop, and use technologies such as electronic
medical records, patient monitoring systems, and digital libraries,
while managing the vast amount of data generated by these systems.
(4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication
in a clear, concise, and effective manner;
(B) demonstrate adaptability skills such as problem
solving and creative thinking;
(C) develop a career plan;
(D) employ teamwork;
(E) create a job-specific resume; and
(F) appraise the characteristics desired by employers
such as work ethics and professionalism.
(2) The student interprets fundamental knowledge of
concepts of health information systems technology and the tools for
collecting, storing, and retrieving health care data. The student
is expected to:
(A) discuss and define the common information systems;
(B) differentiate between the six types of information
(C) explain how each of the six information systems
support the administrative, financial, clinical, and research needs
of a health care enterprise;
(D) describe the components of an information system;
(E) implement the concepts of health informatics by
creating a culminating project.
(3) The student employs the various types of databases
in relation to health informatics. The student is expected to:
(A) define the function of a database management system;
(B) identify the purpose of data modeling;
(C) define the customary steps in the data modeling
(D) differentiate between entities, attributes, and
relationships in a data model; and
(E) explain various types of organizational databases.
(4) The student distinguishes between data and information.
The student is expected to:
(A) discuss the importance of data security, accuracy,
integrity, and validity; and
(B) demonstrate an understanding of data information
concepts for health information systems and electronic health records.
(5) The student examines the evolution of the health
information system. The student is expected to:
(A) evaluate the growing role of the electronic health
(B) review the progress of the development of the electronic
health record; and
(C) explain functional requirements for electronic
(6) The student examines the process of medical diagnostic
and coding concepts as well as current procedural practices. The
student is expected to:
(A) examine Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA) guidelines for confidentiality, privacy, and security
of a patient's information within the medical record;
(B) differentiate between insurance fraud and insurance
(C) discuss the linkage between current procedural
technology (CPT) codes, International Classification of Diseases,
10th revision, clinical modification (ICD-10-CM) codes, and medical
necessity for reimbursement for charges billed;
(D) search ICD-10-CM code system for correct diagnosis
code using patient information;
(E) identify the two types of codes in the health
care common procedure coding system (HCPCS); and
(F) explain how medical coding affects the payment
(7) The student identifies agencies involved in the
health insurance claims process. The student is expected to:
(A) define Medicaid and Medicare;
(B) discuss health care benefit programs such as TRICARE
(C) explain how to manage a worker's compensation case;
(D) complete a current health insurance claim form
such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS-1500) form;
(E) identify three ways to transmit electronic claims.