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Program Outcomes

  1. Collect and maintain health data; verify timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data and data sources for patient care, management, billing reports, registries, and/or databases.
  2. Maintain the accuracy and completeness of the patient record as defined by organizational policy and external regulations and standards.
  3. Adhere to current regulations and established guidelines in the assignment of clinical classifications and codes; resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation.
  4. Use established guidelines to ensure accurate healthcare billing and compliance with reimbursement and reporting requirements.
  5. Abstract and maintain data for indices, databases, and registries; compute and interpret healthcare statistics.
  6. Abstract and analyze data to facilitate quality management and performance improvement programs.
  7. Apply current state and federal regulations and established guidelines while responding to the information needs of the various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of healthcare.
  8. Adhere to current state and federal regulations and established guidelines to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of personal health information while applying institutional policies and procedures for access and disclosure.
  9. Apply institutional policies and procedures to the use of technology to facilitate the collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of information.
  10. Apply knowledge of database architecture and design to meet departmental and organizational needs.
  11. Maintain electronic archival and retrieval systems; design and generate reports to facilitate information retrieval.
  12. Ensure data integrity and validity by using appropriate software and/or hardware; apply departmental and organizational data and information system confidentiality and security policies to protect electronic health information.
  13. Participate in the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support for organization-wide health information systems.
  14. Apply human resource management and team leadership skills to effectively supervise and lead others.
  15. Maintain the integrity/viability of financial and physical resources; develop cost-saving and efficient means of achieving work processes and goals.

For more information, please call Deborah Honstad at (505) 566-3597. Or send an email to