Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AHM 102 - Introduction to Health Care

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the organization, financing, regulatory and delivery of different healthcare services. The role of various health care professionals is examined. The purpose, use, maintenance, and regulations associated with health information systems is emphasized throughout the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Describe the major health care organizations and agencies and their role in the health care delivery system.
Identify the role of members of the health care team.
Describe the major components involved in the payment/reimbursement process.
Identify government payment programs.
Describe the role of information technology on practice management.
Define the basic terminology associated with health information and health information technology.
Identify the legal, ethical, privacy, security and confidentially issues and practices applicable to health information.
List the data that are included in a health information record.
List various measures of health care quality.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3