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HIT Standards and Systems Interoperability

3rd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Anna O. Orlova
Anna Orlova

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Students learn the health information technology (HIT) standards critical to the successful implementation of local, regional, national and international health information systems. Target competencies are to specify user (clinicians, public health professionals) needs for an information system that will supports data collection and exchanges in the process of solving a public health problem; identify HIT standards for such information system; and learn about user role in a national HIT standardization process.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the relationship between national and state law, regulations, policies in healthcare and development and deployment of HIT standards
  2. Describe health information exchanges (HIEs) between clinical information systems and public health/population health information systems
  3. Describe the concept of information systems interoperability
  4. Describe the main categories of HIT standards
  5. Describe the HIT standardization process
  6. Describe HIT standardization entities
  7. Describe the role of users in HIT standardization
  8. Participate in the design of information systems for electronic health information exchanges
Methods of Assessment:

weekly assignments and participation in discussion forum; student presentation group project and final group project

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the same course as SOM 600.904