HCTM 430 Healthcare Information Systems Implementation • 4 Cr.


Covers the implementation of information systems within healthcare organizations, as well as documentation and reporting. Includes development of an implementation plan, systems customization, configuration and testing, user training, key issues confronting organization and management of healthcare systems, best practices, and adherence to healthcare standards and regulations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Investigate best practice, strategies and plans for system selection, installation, monitoring, testing, maintenance, upgrades and security
  • Examine the impact of healthcare information system implementation, update, and maintenance on overall operations taking into consideration costs/benefits, timing, impact on short-term and long-term system performance and users.
  • Develop and document systems integration and implementation plans, including major tasks and outcomes, roles and responsibilities, timelines, risk analysis and contingency plans, and resources
  • Present the role of the systems administrator in documentation and reporting all aspects of clinical and administrative systems in healthcare organizations
  • Prepare for disasters and plan for recovery
  • Determine an optimal testing plan using best practices in systems integration, hardware and software installation and configuration, unit and systems testing, and systems deployment documentation
  • Present standards, regulations and accreditation requirements relating to systems selection, implementation, and administration and analyze their impact on day-to-day and long-term planning of operations