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Healthcare Informatics

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HCI 293 HCI - New Student Orientation • 4 Cr.

This course prepares students in the Healthcare Informatics program for transition into baccalaureate-level study. Students gain an understanding of program expectations, campus resources, and strategies for success in an online learning environment. Critical reading, research, and writing skills are included. Additionally, students make connections with HCI faculty, staff and peers, develop learning management system user skills and establish a learning portfolio. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 293.

HCI 301 US Healthcare Policies and Delivery Systems • 5 Cr.

Introduction to healthcare systems in the United States. Students will identify laws, regulations, standards, initiatives, and payment systems; learn the impact of policies and procedures applicable to the various healthcare organizations; and gain an appreciation of the roles and disciplines of providers throughout the US healthcare system. Includes comparison of the national and international healthcare systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 301.

HCI 302 Healthcare Safety & Quality Management • 5 Cr.

Covers general safety and quality processes in the US healthcare system, including care processes, legislative, regulatory, and accreditation processes. Includes policies and procedures pertaining to patient safety, healthcare quality, data confidentiality, privacy, release of information, and professional and practice-related ethical issues. Introduces basic statistical methods used to analyze healthcare data. Prerequisite: MATH 130 and acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 302.

HCI 310 Essentials of Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

Examines the role of healthcare informatics in improving healthcare quality and safety. Covers electronic health records, health information exchange, consumer information needs, global health, public health informatics, and clinical information systems. Also looks at trends in health information technologies at the organizational and patient level. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 310.

HCI 315 Electronic Health Records • 5 Cr.

Provides students with a broad overview of electronic health record (EHR) design, implementation, and use of EHRs. Includes promises and pitfalls of EHRs, role of EHR in improving care quality and safety, and pros and cons of different EHR design. Government and regulatory agency requirements for EHR implementation and use will be covered along with the role of EHR users in design and implementation. Prerequisite: HCI 310 and acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 315.

HCI 320 HCI Data Standards & Interoperability • 5 Cr.

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. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and acceptance into the program, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 320.

HCI 330 Teaching and Training in Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

Successful implementation of HIT requires extensive training. This course addresses general and special issues associated with adult learning in healthcare information technology. Covers training methods used for diverse, interdisciplinary audiences. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and acceptance into the program, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 330.

HCI 350 Usability and User Centered Design • 5 Cr.

This course covers the role of human factors, usability, and user centered design in healthcare. Presents the impact of clinical information system design and usability on risk for medical errors. Students will evaluate usability testing methods appropriate for the type of healthcare setting and user characteristics along with system redesign to improve usability. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and HCI 315, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 350.

HCI 360 Healthcare Information Seeking and Evaluation • 3 Cr.

Covers theory and practices related to health information seeking and evaluation. Includes determination of information needs by healthcare professionals and consumers, conversion of a given information need into a searchable question, selection of appropriate search tools, conducting the information search, and evaluating search results. Prerequisites: HCI 310 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 390.

HCI 375 Healthcare Informatics Project Management • 5 Cr.

Examines project management theory and practice with emphasis on project management in healthcare IT settings. Students will evaluate tools used to develop and manage healthcare IT projects and select appropriate tools for developing a project based on a case study. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and HCI 315 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 375.

HCI 380 Healthcare Code Sets & Clinical Terminologies • 5 Cr.

Covers structured terminology systems currently in use in healthcare settings, including medical, nursing, laboratory and other allied health terminologies. Includes historical development and use of terminologies, revision processes, use in electronic health records as well as requirements for statistical reporting. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and HCI 315 with the grades of C or higher, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 380.

HCI 385 Consumer Health Informatics • 5 Cr.

This course focuses on consumer healthcare information needs, information seeking behaviors, and information sources. Topics include social networks, patient portals and information sources focused on health conditions. Additional focus will be given to development, use and regulation of personal health records as well as evaluation of health condition specific information available on the web. Prerequisite: HCI 310 with the grades of C or higher, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 385.

HCI 398 Professional Portfolio • V1-5 Cr.

This course allows students to work directly with a faculty member to develop an E-portfolio that can be evaluated for award of non-traditional credit for prior experiential learning. Prerequisite: Admission into program or permission of instructor.

HCI 399 HCI Independent Study • V1-5 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects and independent study by an individual student. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

HCI 405 Health and Information Literacy • 5 Cr.

Healthcare informatics professionals are at the forefront of current initiatives aimed at providing consumer-centric healthcare. Success of these initiatives depends on thorough understanding of concepts associated with health and information literacy. Students will develop skills needed to assess health and information literacy, locate, evaluate and effectively use information appropriate to meet consumer health information needs. Prerequisite: HCI 360 or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 405.

HCI 410 Healthcare Clinical Systems Analysis • 5 Cr.

Presents strategies and tools for systems analysis and the development of user and systems requirements. Emphasis is on capturing and evaluating the needs of various stakeholders including physicians, nurses, patients, and caregivers, as well as meeting health information technology general practices and regulations, and covers techniques to analyze and model healthcare processes. Prerequisite: HCI 310 and 315 with C or higher, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 410.

HCI 435 Healthcare Informatics Systems Operation • 5 Cr.

Covers all aspects of healthcare clinical information system implementation and administration. Includes vendor selection, implementation planning, system customization, configuration and testing, user training, key issues, best practices, and adherence to healthcare standards and regulations. Prerequisite: HCI 310 and 315, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 435.

HCI 450 Healthcare Analytics and Quality • 5 Cr.

Explores the scope and role of data and data analytics in healthcare. Covers data management concepts including data governance, validation, storage and retrieval. Covers healthcare database design and creation. Introduces basic analytic techniques used to generate findings for interpretation and techniques used to meet end user needs for visualizing and interpreting results. Prerequisites: HCI 302 and MATH 130 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 450.

HCI 456 Healthcare Data Visualization • 5 Cr.

Presents students with best practices for healthcare data management with a focus on visualization of healthcare data analysis. Students will utilize best practices in data governance to ensure that data quality is maintained throughout the analytics process. Strategies for extracting data from disparate databases will be covered along with data transformation and loading into formats suitable for analysis. Prerequisites: HCI 302, HCI 450 and MATH 130 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 456.

HCI 460 Leading Change in Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

Prepares students for leadership roles in healthcare informatics. Covers leadership characteristics, roles and responsibilities in healthcare informatics. Topics include leadership theories, responsibilities, and skills. Addresses the unique role of leaders in managing transformational change in healthcare informatics. Students will assess their own leadership skills and develop plans for lifelong learning as leaders in healthcare informatics. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and acceptance into program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 460.

HCI 465 HCI Field Studies/Capstone Orientation • 2 Cr.

This course prepares students for the HCI Capstone and Field Studies courses. Students will prepare professional goals, objectives as well as a personal mission statement, vision and career strategic plan. Students taking Field Studies (HCI 475) work with possible mentors to identify and secure a site for their Field Studies while students taking Capstone (HCI 485) identify their paper topic, evaluate writing skills, and begin the research process. Previously HCTM 465. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

HCI 470 Healthcare Analytics Applications • 5 Cr.

Analyze strategies, benefits and limitations of data analytics in various healthcare environments. In the context of case studies, evaluate, select and apply analytics tools and methods to support key clinical, operational and financial decisions. Prerequisites: HCI 456, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 470.

HCI 475 Healthcare Informatics Field Studies • 4 Cr.

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the healthcare environment through industry internship or practicum. Previously HCTM 475. Prerequisite: HCI 465 and permission of instructor.

HCI 485 Healthcare Informatics Capstone • 5 Cr.

This course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of program curriculum through development of a research question, completion of a literature review, and successful submission of a scholarly paper. Previously HCTM 485. Prerequisite: HCI 465 and permission of instructor.

HCI 494 Special Topics • 5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in healthcare informatics. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Admission into the program. Previously HCTM 494.

HCI 495 Special Topics • 5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in healthcare informatics. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Admission into the program. Previously HCTM 495.

HCI 496 Special Topics • 5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in healthcare informatics. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Admission into the program. Previously HCTM 496.

HCI 497 Special Topics • 5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in healthcare informatics. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Admission into the program. Previously HCTM 497.