assignment 1


View the Organizational Management Tutorial located in the Week 1 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 either 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.

Here is the rubric for this assignment.

Quality of content – 70% of points
Organization and cohesiveness of work – 20% of points
Proper APA citation (if applicable), grammar, and spelling – 10% of points

Note – point deductions beyond the percentages noted above can be made for work that does not meet the minimum page count (if applicable), and or if uncited material is present.

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assignment 3


Complete the Work Space Management interactive in this week’s lecture.

Workflow Assignment – Copy and paste the completed room designs, and answer the following questions. This assignment can also be found in Doc Sharing. The following is the grading rubric for this assignment.

  • Traditional Room Redesigned (20%)
    • Explain why you put the desk or equipment where you did. (10%)
    • Explain your rationale for using the equipment. Did you use all the equipment available, why or why not? (10%)
    • Do you have suggestions or recommendations for the room? (10%)
  • Modern Room Redesigned (20%)
    • Explain why you put the desk or equipment where you did. (10%)
    • Explain your rationale for using the equipment. Did you use all the equipment available, why or why not? (10%)
    • Do you have suggestions or recommendations for the room? (10%)

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assignment 6

Complete the UHDDS Data Collection tutorial located in the Week 6 Lecture. Once completed, you will need to submit the UHDDS form from the tutorial to the Week 6 Assignment Dropbox. In order to save your work, you will need to do a print screen of the completed worksheet. This will then need to be pasted into a Word document by using the paste command. Please submit this document (.docx) to the Week 6 dropbox. Please note that you may get incorrect answers if your wording is not exactly the same as the computer; please do not worry if the words are not exact, as you will not be graded on this.

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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; electronic health record; quality improvement; insurance issues relating to Medicare, Medicaid, or HMOs; or conflict management.

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).

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.

Possible HIM related Course Project Topics

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.

  1. employee motivation (TCO 1)
  2. confidentiality and security of personal health information (TCO 2)
  3. teamwork (TCO 1)
  4. safety in the work place (TCO 2)
  5. communication skills (TCO14)
  6. electronic health record (TCO 4 and TCO 13)
  7. quality improvement (TCO 5)
  8. conflict management (TCO 2)
  9. survey readiness (TCO 9)

Course Project Outline (not graded but required)

The format for the PowerPoint presentation and paper must include the following, at a minimum.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.

  • Title
    • State what the training or in-service is about. Include your name, date, and the class.
  • Objectives
    • State what you expect the employees to learn from this training or in-service. This should be
      presented in bullet format.
  • Body
    • This includes information that you will present to employees to obtain the desired objectives and will
      include at least two visual aides.
  • Conclusion
    • This summarizes the most important points made in the training.
  • References

Course Project

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.For this course project, you will complete a PowerPoint presentation and a paper. 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 local area to discuss planning your presentation and to mentor you through it.

The paper should be 3–5 pages in addition to the title page, abstract, and references. The Course Project is due in Week 6.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these or watch this Tutorial

See Syllabus Due Dates for Assignments & Exams for due date information.

Grading Rubric

Citation Help

Category Points % Description
and Formatting
15 7.5% A quality paper will include a title page, an abstract, proper in text citations, and a bibliography. The paper will use APA format, have double spaced lines, and be at least four pages in length.
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 15 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 illustration and examples are encouraged. A quality paper will employ sound use of reasoning and logic to reinforce conclusions.
Power Point Slides 100 50% A quality PowerPoint presentation will have the same formats and theme throughout and will highlight the important topics.
Total 200 100% A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Be certain to review the APA Style Guidelines video below, as well.Don’t forget to cite your sources properly, both parenthetically and in your bibliography or works cited. If you need assistance with proper citation, please refer to or visit the following Web site, which may also be beneficial


TCO 1. Which of the following best categorizes the group of adopters who comprise the backbone of the organization, are conventional and deliberate in their decisions, and form a bridge with other adopter categories?

Student Answer: Innovators

Early adopters

Early majority

Late majority

Question 2. Question :

TCO 1. Which of the following is not one of the traditional four managerial functions?





Question 3. Question :

TCO 1. Which of the following describes decentralization in management?

: The home office or senior executives make the important decisions.

The positive and negative effects of decision-making affect the entire organization.

Decision-making should be exercised by top management because that is where final authority rests.

Decision-making authority is distributed to the lowest level of the organization because that is where it can be competently exercised.

Question 4. Question :

TCO 1. Which of the following management functions best describes the task of designing the structure of an organization in order to allocate resources?





: 0 of 5


Question 5. Question :

TCO 1. The leadership behaviors of an HIM manager that exhibit routine and continuing exchange of effort and commitment between managers and employees in dealing with the daily work refers to

transactional leadership.

transformational leadership.

transrelational leadership.

translational leadership.


Question 6. Question :

TCO 2. The federal regulation that allows unpaid leave and provides job security to employees who take time off of work due to medical reasons for themselves or for family members is known as the

Family and Medical Leave Act.

Americans with Disabilities Act.

Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Fair Labor Standards Act.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 23

Points Received: 5 of 5


Question 7. Question :

TCO 2. This Act’s purpose is to assure every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthy working conditions and to preserve human resources.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Family and Medical Leave Act

Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA)

Question 8. Question :

TCO 2. Employees covered by the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are called __________ employees.






Question 9. Question :

TCO 3. The main purpose for performing a job evaluation or analysis is

to define the design of jobs and work processes that maximize the cost-effective use of Human Resources to support the mission and goals of the organization while addressing each employee’s needs, concerns, and goals.

to provide a coherent and comprehensive summary profile of the employee’s credentials, including his or her specific skills; area of expertise; capabilities; and potential for professional growth.

to develop and coordinate effective recruitment, selection, orientation, training, and career planning activities.

to provide a written reference manual of organizational policies and procedures covering employee rights, benefits, obligations, norms and standards of conduct, and other expectations and constraints on employee behavior.

Question 10. Question :

TCO 3. Job classification

Student Answer: is the simplest and the most subjective method of job evaluation.

involves matching a job’s written position description with a description of a classification grade.

is a commonly used system that places weights on each of the compensable factors in a job.

is a complex, quantitative method that combines elements of both the ranking and point methods.

Question 11. Question :

TCO 4. Joe is hired as a floater in a health information department to fill in wherever help is needed. He learns the jobs of several employees. This is an example of


physical training.


performance evaluation.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 24

Question 12. Question :

TCO 4. Employee development is important for all of the following reasons except

long-term survival and growth of the organization.

keeping abreast of changing regulatory and accreditation requirements.

keeping staff members busy when the workload is down.

keeping the healthcare organization competitive with other facilities.

Question 13. Question :

TCO 6. The ultimate goal of reengineering is to

increase productivity.

reduce cost.

satisfy customers.

improve quality.

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 22

Points Received: 0 of 5


Question 14. Question :

TCO 5. The work division pattern in which everyone simultaneously performs a different specialized task is known as

parallel work division.

unit work division.

serial work division.

simultanous work division.

Question 15. Question :

TCO 5. Match the following terms to the appropriate definition.

Student Answer: : This is used in the reinforcement of a standard whenever possible and appropriate. » 1 : Verbal Confirmation

: This is used in policy manuals, procedure manuals, regulation manuals, and employee handbooks. » 5 : Documented Rules, Regulations, or Policies

: This is used in job descriptions, equipment specification sheets, forms, and design guidelines. » 2 : Written Specifications

: This is a sample health record. » 3 : Documentation Model

: This is a generalized statement of a unit, department, or organizational standard. » 4 : Goal

Question 16. Question :

TCO 5. Match the terms with the appropriate definition.

Student Answer: CORRECT : This are the physical environment factors of the workplace. » 1 : Aesthetics

: This can influence morale, productivity, and job satisfaction. » 3 : Workspace Design

: This is a Greek word that means natural law that helps employees with comfort and safety. » 2 : Ergonomics

: These specify the level of service expected from a function. » 4 : Qualitative Standards

: These specify the level of measurable work or productivity expected for a specific function. » 5 : Quantitative Standards

Instructor Explanation: Chapter 22

Points Received: 9 of 15