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319.601.94 Health Information Management and Decision-Making

Health Policy and Management
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Felicity Turner
Course Instructor:

The course provides an overview of Health Information Management System, its structure

and functions. Identify information needs and indicators in the health systems and public

health. Describe uses of information for effective management of health services. Review

framework and organizational structure of HMIS. Provide a critical review of current issues

problems in information management in the health systems in the context of developing

countries. Describes various decision models and reviews decision making process in health

care; application of information in performance tracking and analysis; monitoring of services

and programs, supervision and impact evaluation. The course emphasizes designing health

information systems and uses of IT.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the need and importance of information and information management and explain meaning and purpose of information system; describe and assess the current issues and problems in information management use in health services; describe framework and
Methods of Assessment:

Assignment 50%, mid-term 25% and final examinations 25%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required