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602.731.86 Population and Consumer Health Informatics

Department:
Online Programs for Applied Learning
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Hadi Kharrazi
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Description:

Population health, one of the pillars of Triple Aims, has changed the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. by propelling value-based care. The role of health information technology (HIT) is critical in achieving population health and hence succeeding in the value-based healthcare delivery. This course provides in-depth knowledge on how to utilize HIT to define and identify populations and sub-populations of interest, and describe the health status and needs of populations.

• Introduces students to concepts, methods, and issues related to the application of health information technology (HIT) to population health

• Emphasizes the population health potential of comprehensive electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs), mobile health and telemedicine devices; and, consumer focused internet-based tools

• Covers the uses of HIT to define and identify populations and sub-populations of interest, and describe the health status and needs of populations

• Emphasizes the use of HIT within both local, regional and federal public health agencies and population-based private health care organizations such as integrated delivery systems and health insurance plans

• Lessons are mainly U.S. oriented but are also applicable to other high and middle income countries

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. 1. Summarize population health informatics/HIT concepts, tools, methods and trends from the view of various stakeholders
  2. 2. Describe HIT tools and methods that can be applied to characterize health status at the population level and to primary and secondary prevention
  3. 3. Identify HIT tools and methods for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of health services
  4. 4. Identify the benefits and challenges of “secondary use” of electronic medical records and other HIT modules for population health applications
  5. 5. Describe the special issues and challenges associated with population health informatics within public health agencies, and private integrated delivery systems and health insurance plans
  6. 6. Describe pertinent government policies that relate to the use of health informatics to improve population health including recent federal reform legislation and confidentiality regulations
Methods of Assessment:

Introduction and setting your goals: 5%, LiveTalk participation: 10%, Discussion forum participation: 40%, Quizzes: 45%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to OPAL MAS in Population Health Management students and Certificate in Population Health Management students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required