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Course Details

Course Code: HIMA610 Course ID: 4769 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Graduate

This course will prepare the students to collect, analyze and present the data through the understanding of basic concepts, principles, and techniques/methods of statistics as applied to knowledge management in health care. Major topics will include data collection, sharing, and analysis. Students will study the terminology, concepts, models, processes and tools associated with decision support and knowledge management systems. The lab portion of the course will focus on data, statistical and qualitative analysis, explanatory, and predictive modeling where students will evaluate how to leverage data into information and knowledge to enhance systems, quality, cost effectiveness and strategic decision making. (Prerequisite: HIMA600)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Examine the role data analytics serves for administrators of health information management.
2. Apply basic concepts, principles, and techniques/methods of statistics to knowledge management in health care.
3. Determine the appropriate use and limitations of qualitative and quantitative data for health care management problem identification and resolution.
4. Interpret results of statistical analyses from collected data.
5. Apply evidence-based principles of analysis, modeling, quality, and cost effectiveness to critical evaluation and strategic decision making.
6. Describe how health care organizations collect, share, analyze, and disseminate data.

Please join the forums each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.


• Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Thursday.
• Initial responses should be no less than 300 words.
• Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
• Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
• Replies to classmates should be no less than 200 words.
• Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
• All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.

Forum Rubric

Lab Exercises
Weeks 1-6 feature graded lab activities, accessible through the AHIMA text companion website associated with the course text. Please follow the instructions provided within the text for how to access the companion site. Submission requirements for each lab are provided within the Assignments area of the course.

Term Paper
You will choose any topic of interest related to this course (scan the textbook for ideas) to research further. Your final paper should be 8-10 pages, not including the cover page and reference page. The Term Paper will have deliverables throughout the term, with the final paper due in Week 7.


• Topic Description: Week 2
• Annotated Bibliography: Week 3
• Outline: Week 4
• Final Term Paper: Week 7

Written work should adhere to APA format; see the Citation and Reference Style policy information within the Policies section of the syllabus for further information. Your Term Paper will be evaluated against the Graduate Level Writing Rubric.

Required Textbook for the degree program:
Candidates are expected to adhere to APA style throughout the program. The Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Currently 6th ed.) should be purchased and used in all courses.

Required Software for the course:
SPSS Gradpak

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

AHIMA Home - American Health Information Management Association. (n.d.). Retrieved
December 2, 2014, from

HIMSS - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. (n.d.). Retrieved December
2, 2014, from

Book Title:A Practical Approach to Analyzing Healthcare Data, 3rd ed.
Publication Info:AHIMA Press
Author:Susan White
Unit Cost:$81.35

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.