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Health Information Systems: Design to Deployment

3rd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Kersti Winny

Introduction to Online Learning and 315.707.81


Reviews health information systems, such as patient records, patient monitoring, imaging, public health, educational, bioinformatics and scholarly systems. Teaches the core architectures and technologies of these core systems, focusing on commonalities and differences and design.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the software development lifecycle and best practices
  2. Apply project management and design principles to healthcare software development
  3. Apply processes from project management to design and software development in healthcare
  4. Enumerate the advantages and disadvantages of best-of-breed vs. integrated EHR systems
  5. Detail why best-of-breed EHR systems do not work well across the continuum of care in large or complex health care organizations
  6. Define what is meant by an "extensible" EHR system
  7. Apply healthcare informatics standards and compliance requirements to a healthcare software development plan
  8. Articulate release management and best practices around deploying software for end user usage in healthcare
  9. Critique comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) systems in complex clinical settings
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Written Assignment(s)
  • 20% Quizzes
  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Group Project(s)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the same course as SOM 600.900