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Introduction to HIM and Medical Terminology

Health information management (HIM) is a diverse profession that incorporates medicine, management, finance, information technology, and regulation and compliance. Medical terminology is the language of medicine, which describes the human body and its associated components, conditions, and processes. This course illustrates the importance of HIM professionals in a variety of healthcare settings and helps you to prepare to code accurately and effectively using the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set with a complete understanding of relevant medical terminology.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the role of HIM professionals, with an emphasis on coding as a profession
  • Familiarity with specific medical terminology, including root words, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms
  • The ability to define and correctly utilize medical terminology that describes body structures, functions, conditions, and disorders
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use medical abbreviations and symbols

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