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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIM6350

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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. Approved. Effecitve 10/1/10. Number assigned: 6350


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2356 2010-06-23
     
    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 6350 e-Medicine Business Models

    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)
    e-Medicine Business Models
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    E-Medicine Business Models is designed to highlight the centrality of "business" processes to the practice of medicine and the provision of healthcare.


  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?

    There is considerable demand for individuals with experience and training in health informatics to develop healthcare applications and to adapt information technology to improve clinical practice.

    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 information technology or busines management techniques and the application to healthcare delivery.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The major objectives of the course are to:

    Compare and contrast the various clinical processes to be discovered;

    Discuss the roles of the various contributors such as clinicians to be engaged in and enthused by a process orientation to their work;

    Identify and describe different clinical processes to be modeled, visualized and brought into the collective consciousness of the diverse community of healthcare professionals;

    Compare and contrast the various clinical processes to be analyzed, assessed and adjusted to optimize the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare.

    B. Learning Outcomes

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

    • Explain the centrality of clinical processes to the delivery, management and development of healthcare;

    • Discover, analyze, model and adapt processes in collaboration with clinicians, nurses, administrators, IT vendors and others with an interest in the healthcare enterprise;

    • Develop process models using robust, standards tools and techniques that will facilitate an active and constructive dialogue and enable productive change;

    • Assess process models using criteria drawn directly from the healthcare environment and contribute to the redesign and optimization of clinical processes; and

    • Contribute to the definition of system requirements that guide the procurement, adoption and use of health information technologies.

    C. Major Topics

    PROCESS ORIENTATION AND MODELING: AN INTRODUCTION

    PROCESS CHARACTERISTICS

    PROCESS MODELING METHODS

    PROCESS CONTEXT

    PROCESS SCOPE and CONTENT

    CLINICAL PROCESS ANALYSIS I

    CLINICAL PROCESS ANALYSIS II

    CLINICAL PROCESS MODELING I

    CLINICAL PROCESS MODELING II

    CLINICAL PROCESS MODELING III

    CLINICAL PROCESS ASSESSMENT

    CLINICAL PROCESS REDESIGN

    DATA MODELING

    REQUIREMENTS MODELING I

    REQUIREMENTS MODELING II

    D. Textbooks

    “Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development” Alec Sharp and Patrick McDermott. Artech House Inc; 2nd ed. (2009)

    ISBN-13: 978-1596931923

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional and appropriate course readings 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,

    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 missed 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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