HITT 1301
Health Data Content & Structure

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary and secondary health related information including content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms, and screens.
    2. Required Prerequisite: None
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. analyze health record content;
    2. describe health information management department function and purpose;
    3. differentiate the various types of health care facilities and their records;
    4. identify the various licensing and regulatory agencies in the healthcare industry.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The final exam must be proctored. (ask your instructor for more details)
  4. Major Course Requirements


    Not Proctored







    Final Exam






  5. Information on Books
    1. Essentials of Health Information Management, 3rd Ed. Bowie ISBN:1-285-17726-6
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam Schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal Information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Student with disabilities

Course Content


Week 1 Handouts and Intro to Moodle

Chapter 1

Healthcare Delivery Systems

Chapter 2

Heath Information Management Professionals

Chapter 3

Healthcare Settings

Chapter 4

Introduction to the Patient Record

Chapter 5

Electronic Health Records

Chapter 6

Patient Records Documentation Guidelines:
Inpatient, Outpatient and Physician Office

Chapter 7

Numbering & Filing Systems And Record Storage & Circulation

Chapter 8

Indexes, Registers & Health Data Collection

Chapter 9

Legal Aspects of Health Information Management

Chapter 10

Introduction to Coding & Reimbursement


Final Review


Final Exam


***Disclaimer: Assignments due to change by instructor


Last Modified: October 9, 2017