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  1. Health Information Professions

  2. Health Information Professions Care for patients by caring for medical data. • Ensure patient’s health information is: • Complete • Accurate • Protected • Readily available for healthcare providers when needed

  3. Components of HIM and HI

  4. Health Information Management (HIM) Acquire, analyze, and protect digital and traditional medical information vital to provide quality patient care Eligible to sit for RHIA

  5. Health Information Technology (HIT) • Provides methods for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information • Framework used to manage health information and exchange of health information in a digital format.  • Focused on the technical side of managing health information, working with software and hardware used to manage and store patient data. • Typically Information Technology backgrounds

  6. Health Informatics (HI) • Focuses on information systems, informatics principles, and information technology across the continuum of healthcare delivery • management science, management engineering principles, healthcare delivery and public health, patient safety, information science and computer technology. • 4 focus areas: • Medical/Bio Informatics – physician/research based • Nursing Informatics – clinical/research based • Public Health Informatics – public health/biosurveillance based • Applied Informatics –flow of electronic medical information including process, policy and technological solutions

  7. Coding vs.Health Information Technician (HIT)vs. Health Information Management (HIM)vs.Health Informatics (HI)

  8. Credential Pathways* 2008 salary data http://hicareers.com/

  9. Coding • Non credentialed and credentialed personnel • Code medical information using different coding systems based on setting • CPT-4 • ICD-9 • Snomed • ICD-O • Settings include: hospitals, ambulatory care, rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol facilities, local health departments,, physician practice

  10. Current Coding Jobs by Required Credential http://hicareers.com/

  11. Health Information Technician • Associate’s degree focusing on technical aspects in health information departments in a wide variety of health care settings. • Settings include: hospitals, ambulatory care, rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol facilities, local health departments, third-party payers, pharmaceutical companies, acute care, insurance companies, physician practice • Eligible to sit for RHIT • Education focused on: • Health care delivery • Coding and abstracting • Terminology • Quality Improvement • Internship

  12. Current HIT Jobs http://hicareers.com/ • Focused more on technical (coding, billing, abstraction) aspects of health information management.

  13. Health Information Manager - Education

  14. Current RHIA Jobshttp://hicareers.com/ • Employment settings include: ambulatory care, rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol facilities, local health departments, third-party payers, pharmaceutical companies, acute care, insurance companies

  15. MS in Health Informatics Not Eligible to sit for RHIA

  16. Health Information Manager - Education

  17. Current Health Informatics Jobshttp://hicareers.com/

  18. Health Information ProfessionsSalary and Job Market

  19. Primary Work Settingshttp://www.ahima.org/membership/salarystudy08.aspx

  20. Non-Provider Settingshttp://www.ahima.org/membership/salarystudy08.aspx

  21. Average Salary by Work Settinghttp://www.ahima.org/membership/salarystudy08.aspx

  22. Average Director Salary by Educationhttp://www.ahima.org/membership/salarystudy08.aspx

  23. Average Coder Salaries by Credentialhttp://www.ahima.org/membership/salarystudy08.aspx

  24. Bureau of Labor Statistics National HIM Employment Needs http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos103.htm • Increased demand is on the rise at all levels of education and credentialing. • One of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US • Employment increase of 20% -> much faster than other professions • Over 35,000 new jobs by 2018

  25. Contributing Factors to HIT Labor Shortage • Graying of America - Bureau of Labor Statistics • Inadequate pool of newer workers to fill vacancies and provide care when current workers retire. • ARRA requirement for “meaningful use” of electronic health records by health care providers • Change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in 2013

  26. Southeastern PA HIM Employment Needs Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board • 29% of jobs in SE PA in healthcare or education • 12 of the top 20 employers in Philadelphia in healthcare: • PENN, CHOP, TJUH, TENET, TUHS, IBX, FRANKFORD, PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL, GSK • Most in demand skills in Philadelphia Region: • Basic computer skills enhanced with literacy enabling workers to locate and maintain office and clerical positions across industry sectors • Mid-level computer support specialists

  27. Temple’s Credit Bearing HIM/HI Programs

  28. Temple University • 39th largest comprehensive institution in U.S. • Annual investment of $100 M in programs and research • Philadelphia’s 6th largest employer • Recognized as one of the nation’s “most connected” universities • One of the nation’s largest educators in the combined fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry and law. • 1 in 5 professionals in US graduated from Temple • Health Information Management (HIM) Department: • Academic professional leadership since 1969 • Accredited by CAHIIM

  29. BS in HIM Program

  30. Prerequisite Courses

  31. Professional Courses – Junior Year

  32. Professional Courses – Senior Year

  33. MSHI - Master’s of Science in Health Informatics

  34. Admission Requirements • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for admission to Graduate School • 3.25 GPA in 3 prerequisite courses, if HIM body of knowledge is required, based on resume • Computer competency examination • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) • Career statement: • Two Graduate Recommendation forms • Interview with Health Informatics departmental faculty 

  35. COURSE SCHEDULE: PART-TIME

  36. Post-BS Certificate in Health Care InformaticsPROPOSED

  37. Post-BS Certificate Program- 4 tracks