Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIM6118
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Comments: College approved 4/8/10; GS recd 5/25/10; GC approved 8/18/10; to SCNS 8/25/10. SCNS approved. Effective 10/1/10. Number HIM 6118. Posted in banner
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2349 2010-05-25 Department College Budget Account Number Dean's Office MD 0-6108-000 Contact Person Phone Michael J. Barber 974 9908 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title HIM 6118 Introduction to Health Informatics Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Intro to Health Informa Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
Introduction to Health Informatics is designed to provide a discussion of the various facets of health informatics of interest to the healthcare professional.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
Health Informatics represents an evolving scientific discipline that deals with the collection, storage, retrieval, communication and optimal use of health-related data, information and knowledge. The discipline utilizes the methods and technologies of the information, social and technology sciences for the purposes of problem solving and decision-making thus assuring quality healthcare in all basic and applied areas of medical, biomedical and health sciences. The current activities for healthcare reform, combined with the explosive advances in information technologies versus its poor adoption and use in healthcare, has created the need for skilled individuals who can develop, understand, manage, and integrate medical and administrative information, technologies, and systems in organizations. The course is designed for graduate students who wish to gain an understanding of the design, use, and evaluation issues of health informatics applications in the modern healthcare environment and complements programs such as "PaperFree Tampa Bay"
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
All instructors will possess PhD or MD degrees and have experience in information technology and management and the application to healthcare.
- Other Course Information
The course objectives include:
Identifying the role of health informatics in healthcare delivery, administration, education, and research.
Defining the various types of healthcare information, including data, knowledge, sources, and standards.
Comparing and contrasting the major health informatics applications.
Identify basic health informatics product procurement skills.
Identifying and analyzing factors for implementing and integrating information and decision technologies in healthcare.
Defining management and policy implications of introducing informatics applications into healthcare for process efficiency and quality improvement.
Developing experience in analyzing practical problems and solving problems with appropriate health informatics approaches.
B. Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the role of health informatics in revolutionizing healthcare delivery, administration, education, and research.
• Distinguish the various types of healthcare information, including data, knowledge, sources, and standards.
• Identify major health informatics applications.
• Identify basic health informatics product procurement skills.
• Discuss decision analysis methods commonly used in medicine.
• Analyze obstacles and success factors for implementing and integrating information and decision technologies in healthcare.
• Discuss the management and policy implications of introducing informatics applications into healthcare for process efficiency and quality improvement.
• Develop teamwork skills to mediate the communication between healthcare professionals and IT personnel.
• Develop experience in analyzing practical problems and solving problems with appropriate health informatics approaches.
C. Major Topics
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
HEALTH CARE DATA QUALITY
HEALTH CARE INFORMATION REGULATIONS, LAWS & STANDARDS
HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CURRENT AND EMERGING USE OF CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION AND SUPPORT
TECHNOLOGIES THAT SUPPORT HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEM STANDARDS
SECURITY OF HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ORGANIZING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
IT ALIGNMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING
IT GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
MANAGEMENT'S ROLE IN MAJOR IT INITIATIVES
ASSESSING AND ACHIEVING VALUE IN HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
“Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management”. Karen A. Wager, Frances W. Lee and John P. Glaser. Jossey-Bass; 2nd ed. (2009)
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Additional and appropriate course reading will be identified for each lecture topic and posted on Blackboard.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
5 Unit reports (research papers) 5% each
Comprehensive Midterm Exam 30%
Comprehensive Final Exam 45%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
15 Unit quizzes (self-assessment)
5 Unit reports (research papers)
Comprehensive Midterm Exam
Comprehensive Final Exam
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
For document student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing reports or exams. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity described in course syllabus.
J. Program This Course Supports
Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
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