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Intro to Health Informatics

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-530-164

Course Description

10-530-164 INTRO TO HEALTH INFORMATICS ...emphasizes the role of information technology in healthcare through an investigation of the electronic health record (EHR), business, and health information software applications. Learners will develop skills to assist in enterprise information management and database architecture design and implementation (Prerequisite: 10-530-162, Foundations of HIM; 10-501-107, Digital Literacy for Healthcare)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

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What will I learn?

  1. EXAMINE the architecture, design and interconnection of healthcare databases within an organization
  2. MANAGE data within a database system
  3. EXAMINE transaction and exchange regulations and standards for the sharing and exchange of electronic health information
  4. APPLY information system policies and procedures to protect the accuracy and integrity of health data for internal and external use and exchange
  5. PARTICIPATE in the selection and implementation of health information systems
  6. ASSESS information systems for compliance with health information technology regulations and standards
  7. APPLY retention, destruction, archival and recovery policies for electronic health information/data
  8. EXAMINE current trends and future challenges of consumer health informatics