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Healthcare Technology Management

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HCTM 293 HCI - New Student Orientation • 2 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. Additionally, students make connections with HCI faculty, staff and peers, develop CANVAS skills and establish a learning portfolio for their BAS degree. Prerequisite: Admission to HCI program or instructor permission.

HCTM 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 program or permission of instructor.

HCTM 302 Healthcare Safety, Quality and Legal Environment • 5 Cr.

Covers general safety and quality processes in the healthcare system, including the business, clinical, and delivery processes, the legislative, regulatory, and accreditation processes, laws, regulations, and policies and procedures pertaining to patient safety, healthcare quality, data confidentiality, privacy, release of information, and professional and practice-related ethical issues. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

HCTM 310 Essentials of Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

Examines the architecture, components and applications of healthcare information systems, including electronic medical records, health information exchange, medical patient diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic devices and systems, lab and pharmacy systems, computerized provider order entry, and decision support systems. Also looks at trends in health information technologies and applications, and healthcare enterprise. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

HCTM 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: Admission to HCTM BAS program and HCTM 310, or permission of instructor.

HCTM 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. Prerequisite: Admission to program and HCTM 310 or permission of instructor.

HCTM 350 Usability & User-Centered Design in Healthcare • 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: HCTM 310 and HCTM 315, or permission of the instructor.

HCTM 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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

HCTM 380 Healthcare Code Sets and 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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

HCTM 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: HCTM 310 and acceptance to program. Alternatively, instructor permission.

HCTM 390 Healthcare Information Seeking & 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. Prerequisite: HCTM 310 and admission to HCTM BAS program.

HCTM 405 Health & 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: HCTM 390. Recommended: permission of instructor.

HCTM 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: Acceptance into program, and completion of fundamentals pathway (IT 103, BTS 168 and BUSIT 103) or (HCTM 301, HCTM 302 and HCTM 380).

HCTM 420 HIT Systems Integration and Interoperability • 5 Cr.

Covers the details of healthcare technology standards and interoperability, as well as the processes to develop an integration plan, including systems customization, test plans, unit integration and system testing, and identification of roles and responsibilities of internal and external professionals during the integration phase. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, and completion of fundamentals pathway (IT 103, BTS 168 and BUSIT 103) or (HCTM 301, HCTM 302 and HCTM 380).

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.

HCTM 435 Healthcare Clinical Information System Operation • 5 Cr.

Covers all aspects of healthcare clinical information system implementation and administration to include documentation and reporting. Includes vendor selection, implementation planning, system 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: HCTM 310, HCTM 315. Recommended: Admission to HCTM BAS program.

HCTM 440 Healthcare Systems Operation and Administration • 4 Cr.

Covers basic strategies to perform systems operation, administration and reporting with an emphasis on systems and data integrity and security. Topics include performance monitoring, systems testing and troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrades, security enhancements and process changes, management of contingency and emergency recovery plans, report generation and health information technology best practices and compliance. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

HCTM 450 Healthcare Analytics and Quality • 5 Cr.

Explores the scope and role of data and data analytics in healthcare in the context of national quality policies, as articulated in Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2, and the National Quality Forum metrics that have been selected for Accountable Care Organization assessment and rewards, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

HCTM 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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and HCTM 310, or permission of the instructor.

HCTM 465 HCTM Capstone Orientation • 2 Cr.

This course prepares students for the HCTM Capstone and Field Studies courses. Students will prepare professional goals, objectives as well as their mission, vision and career strategic plan in order to ensure that work done in Field Studies and Capstone support individual career goals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and permission of instructor.

HCTM 470 Healthcare Data Analytics Applications • 5 Cr.

Students analyze strategies, benefits and limitations of data analytics in various healthcare environments. In the context of case studies, they evaluate, select and apply analytics tools and methods to develop meaningful information in support of key clinical, operational and financial decisions. Current and emerging analytics practices and metrics are discussed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and completion of HCTM 450 with a C or above, or permission of instructor.

HCTM 475 HCTM 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. Prerequisite: HCTM 465 or permission of instructor.

HCTM 485 Healthcare Informatics Capstone • 4 Cr.

The capstone project course is the culmination of the Health Information Technology BAS program and demonstrates to faculty a student's mastery of the curriculum, general education skills and core competencies in the healthcare informatics field. Students, working in small groups, complete a comprehensive project selected at beginning of course. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and permission of instructor.

HCTM 494 Healthcare Informatics Special Topics • 5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Health Information Technology. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in health information technology. Examples include public health information technology; public policies as they relate to health information technology; telemedicine; mobile devices in healthcare; etc. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and permission of instructor.

HCTM 495 Healthcare Informatics Special Topics • 5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Health Information Technology. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in health information technology. Examples include public health information technology; public policies as they relate to health information technology; telemedicine; mobile devices in healthcare; etc. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and permission of instructor.

HCTM 496 Healthcare Informatics Special Topics • 5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Health Information Technology. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in health information technology. Examples include public health information technology; public policies as they relate to health information technology; telemedicine; mobile devices in healthcare; etc. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and permission of instructor.

HCTM 497 Healthcare Informatics Special Topics • 5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Health Information Technology. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in health information technology. Examples include public health information technology; public policies as they relate to health information technology; telemedicine; mobile devices in healthcare; etc. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and permission of instructor.