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HCTM 320 Health IT Data Standards • 5 Cr.

Class title change starting Summer 2016

HCI Data Standards & Interoperability 5 Cr.


Fundamentals of healthcare standards as they relate to patient records, coding and classification systems, privacy and security, technical infrastructure and medical device integration. Includes basics of decision support and data mining, the National Health Information Exchange, the federal Standards and Infrastructure Framework, Health Information Exchange systems (HIEs), Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs), and Meaningful Use. Prerequisite: BTS 168 and permission of instructor.

Description starting Summer 2016

Covers standards designed to enable interoperability of healthcare information systems. Includes benefits and challenges of healthcare systems interoperability along with data standards (HL7 v2, HL7 v3 RIM, CDA, SNOMED) that support interoperability. Students will learn how data standards are incorporated into national regulations and health information exchange. Prerequisite: Admission to program and HCTM 310 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe types of healthcare information and how it is used in different healthcare settings
  • Explain the need for fast, accurate healthcare information exchange in support of high quality healthcare
  • Delineate the role of healthcare data standards in supporting healthcare information exchange
  • Develop system integration plans that ensure safe, secure, and reliable exchange of health information within and outside of the healthcare organization using interface engines
  • Present the main elements and specific applications of healthcare informatics interoperability including information protocols, data standards, and standards development organizations
  • Design approaches to access needed information effectively and efficiently



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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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