HIM 435 DeVry Course Project

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HIM 435 DeVry Course Project


HIM 435 DeVry Course Project


HIM 435 DeVry Course Project

Week 2, 4, 6, and 8


Week 2 Course Project Assignment—Topic Selection (10 points)

The topic area must relate to the HIM department functions and/or services. Some examples of the types of training or in-service you may want to present to employees include, but are not limited to, employee motivation; confidentiality and security of personal health information; teamwork; safety in the work place; communication skills; the electronic health record; quality improvement; insurance issues relating to Medicare, Medicaid, or HMOs; and conflict management.

Read the possible topic choices. Choose your term paper topic and upload it via the Week 2 Dropbox titled Topic Selection. Your topic choice will be reviewed, and you will then receive feedback and/or approval of your topic choice.

You do not have to select one of the listed topics. If there is a labor relations topic that you want to write about that is not listed, let the instructor know. The appropriateness of the topic will be evaluated against which TCO your paper is intended to address. For your convenience, below is a list of possible topics for you to consider. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. If there is not a topic listed here that you want to research and write about, contact your instructor so that the appropriateness (TCO related, broad enough, etc.) of your topic can be assessed.

Employee motivation (TCO 1)

Confidentiality and security of personal health information (TCO 2)

Teamwork (TCO 1)

Safety in the work place (TCO 2)

Communication skills (TCO14)

Electronic health record (TCOs 4 and 13)

Quality improvement (TCO 5)

Conflict management (TCO 2)

Survey readiness (TCO 9)

Grading Rubrics

Category Points % Description
Documentation and Formatting 10 7.5% A quality paper will include a title page, abstract, proper in-text citations, and bibliography. The paper will use APA format, have double-spaced lines, and be at least four pages in length.
Organization and Cohesiveness 20 10% A quality paper will include an introduction based upon a well-formed thesis statement. The logical order of the content will be derived from the thesis statement. The content will be properly subdivided into sections derived from the outline. In a quality paper, the conclusion will summarize the previously presented content and will complement the thesis statement from the introduction.
Editing 10 7.5% A quality paper will be free of any spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually correct.
Content 50 25% A quality paper will have significant scope and depth of research to support all statements. Relevant illustrations and examples are encouraged. A quality paper will employ sound use of reasoning and logic to reinforce conclusions.
PowerPoint Slides 95 50% A quality PowerPoint presentation will have the same formats and theme throughout and will highlight the important topics.
Total 185 100% A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.


Project Outline (50 points, due in Week 4)

In Week 4, you are required to turn in an outline similar to the format listed below in order to obtain feedback from the instructor on your Course Project content (this is not a graded assignment, but it is required).

Once you begin your research, you will need to create an outline showing how your paper will be presented. A sample outline is below to help you create your outline. Submit your outline in the Week 4 Dropbox titled Outline. The format for the PowerPoint presentation and paper must include the following, at a minimum.


State what the training or in-service is about. Include your name, date, and the class.


State what you expect the employees to learn from this training or in-service. This should be presented in bullet format.


This includes information that you will present to employees to obtain the desired objectives and will include at least two visual aids.


This summarizes the most important points made in the training.




For this Course Project, you will complete a PowerPoint presentation and a paper (185 points, due in Week 8).

The presentation is to represent a simulation of a training or in-service that you present to employees who you are responsible for supervising in an HIM department. You will also contact an HIM director in your area to discuss planning your presentation and mentor you through it. The presentation should be, at a minimum, 10 slides and should include at least two visual aides, such as a picture, table, or chart. Sound is optional.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

Interview With HIM Professional

Consultation With HIM Professional (50 points, due in week 6)

Contact a HIM professional to conduct an interview remotely or in person. Prepare questions related to employee orientation and training. Request the policy and procedure related to initial and in-service training. Submit your interview questions and responses to the Dropbox for Week 6 titled Project HIM Interview.

Interactive Tutorial: Organizational Management

View the Organizational Management Tutorial located in the Week 6 Lecture. Write a short paper (1-2 pages) that describes the application of one of the four management principles to an HIM function or service. You will want to choose from planning, organizing, controlling, or leading. Determine how to apply this principle to a function or service from the HIM department. Remember to present the information in the paper as if you are the HIM manager. Include references and in-text citations in APA style. The cover page, title page, and reference pages do not count towards the 1-2-page range.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Course Project

The HIM Interview is due.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.