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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIM6114

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-12-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: College approved 4/8/10; GS recd 5/25/10; GC approved 8/18/10; to SCNS 8/25/10; Number assigned: 6114. Approved. Effective 10/1/10. Posted in Banner


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2350 2010-05-25
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Dean's Office MD 0-6108-000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber 974 9908 mbarber@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HIM 6114 Integrated Electronic Medical Records

    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)
    Integrated e-Medical Records
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Integrated electronic medical records is designed to provide an overview of the functions, limitations, opportunities and challenges presented by this very rapidly developing branch of information technology in the healthcare environment.


  3. Justification

    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?

    EHR systems are a major component of the health informatics infrastructure and have evolved substantially since their first appearance in the 1960’s. However, the impact of EHR systems on quality remains unconfirmed. While there is increasing evidence that the use of EHR systems is associated with improved quality and reduced errors, poorly designed systems and/or processes may be responsible for unintended, negative consequences. These issues highlight the need for skilled individuals who can develop, understand, manage, and integrate medical and administrative information, processes, technologies, and systems in healthcare organizations.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    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 medical information technology and the application to healthcare delivery.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Describe how EHR systems are used within healthcare organizations – including hospitals, integrated delivery networks, clinics and physicians offices.

    Compare and contrast the range of organizational settings within which EHR systems are used and which gives rise to wide variations in the goals, expectations, activities, process and workflows that guide their use.

    Describe the properties and components of an EHR and discuss how it is not a longitudinal record of all care provided to the patient in all venues over time.

    Identify factors that contribute to the success of EHR systems that are critically dependent on effective development, adoption and management by individuals with awareness of both the needs of the diverse community of professionals that deliver healthcare and the capabilities and limitations of these complex information systems.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

    • Understand the role of electronic health record (EHR) systems in the delivery, management and administration of healthcare.

    • Explain the evolution EHR systems hardware, software, operating systems and network architectures.

    • Identify the centrality of business and clinical processes to the operation of EHR systems and develop skills to analyze them.

    • Explain the role of EHR systems in clinical decision support and clinical quality assurance.

    • Develop implementation and adoptions strategies that address the goals, expectations, roles and responsibilities of the diverse community of professionals that use EHR systems.

    • Provide advice and guidance to EHR systems vendors, clinicians, administrators and others that is sensitive to the legislative and other regulations that address the security and privacy of healthcare information.

    C. Major Topics

    INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (EHR) SYSTEMS

    ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS, HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

    APPLICATION AND NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES

    INFORMATICS STANDARDS

    CLINICAL PROCESSES I

    CLINICAL PROCESSES II

    CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT

    CLINICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE

    IMPLEMENTATION AND ADOPTION STRATEGIES

    EHR EVALUATION & PROCUREMENT I

    EHR EVALUATION & PROCUREMENT II

    STEERING & MANAGING EHR PROJECTS

    PROJECTS, WORKFLOW & CHANGE MANAGEMENT

    REGULATORY, PRIVACY & SECURITY ISSUES

    D. Textbooks

    “Electronic Health Records: a Guide for Clinicians and Administrators” Jerome H. Carter, MD. American College of Physicians Press; 2nd ed. (2008)

    ISBN-13: 978-1930513976

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional and appropriate course reading will be identified for each lecture 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

    14 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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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 documented 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


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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