312.633.81 HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Provides a broad overview of healthcare information systems with emphasis on historical foundations, current issues, and industry pressures pushing modernization and increased sophistication in the use of technology. Major topics include: an overview of healthcare use of information technology, medical informatics, public health informatics, Information Technology infrastructure, ethics in computing, computer security, consumer informatics, clinical software, computing in clinical education, research computing, IT strategy, community-wide clinical information sharing, and the future of healthcare computing.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define surveillance centers and process and how they uses information technology
Discuss the impact of natural and man-made disasters and what steps IT planners and management should take to protect computer resources
Discuss the importance of technology standards and define key network standards
Contrast consumer informatics vs. medical informatics
Discuss efforts to transform the healthcare industry from paper (analog) based medical records to electronic (digital) records and define the key elements of electronic records
Discuss technology diffusion rates and how they can be used to help plan and assess technology deployment projects
Discuss current efforts to create health data sharing networks to share patient information at a community level
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses..