Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIM6667
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Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: To GC 4/4/11; approved 4/18/11; to USF System for concurrence 5/3/11; for submission to SCNS 5/11/11. Approved (Effective 5/1/11)
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2529 2011-04-05 Department College Budget Account Number Dean's Office MD 0-6108-000 Contact Person Phone Michael J. Barber, D.Phil. 813 974 9908 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title HIM 6667 Foundation in Management Information Systems 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) Foundation in MIS Course Online? Percentage Online B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0
This course is designed to provide a discussion of the various facets of MIS including acquiring, storing and interpreting information of interest to the informaticist and 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?
MIS represents a critical component of health informatics which 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 of MIS issues relevant to 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 objective include:
Identifying the role of management information systems in enterprise development, administration and education. Defining the various types of MIS components and their function. Comparing and contrasting the organization of MIS. Identifying organizational strategies for MIS in healthcare. Database processing and communication. Developing experience in analyzing MIS issues and development problems and solving problems with appropriate informatics approaches. Discuss the management and policy implications of introducing informatics applications into healthcare for process efficiency and quality improvement. Developing teamwork skills to mediate the communication between MIS professionals and IT personnel.
B. Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:
•Understand the role of management information systems processing data and information in a business process.
•Distinguish the properties and architectures of various types of management information systems, including data acquisition, storage and analysis.
•Compare and contrast the different kinds of information and provide examples in healthcare.
•Discuss organizational strategies and how they influence information systems structure.
•Identify how the design and implementation of appropriate information systems can provide competitive advantages to healthcare institutions.
•Discuss the role of the MIS professional in system design and hardware and software selection.
•Discuss the design, use and key attributes of information databases.
•Analyze the properties of the various types of data communication methods.
•Discuss the reasons organizations need business intelligence.
•Define systems development or systems analysis and design.
•Discuss selected examples of MIS relevant to health information management.
C. Major Topics
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BUSINESS PROCESSES, INFORMATION & INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMPETITIVE STRATEGY
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR DECISION MAKING
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
COLLABORATION IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
BIOMEDICAL DATA ACQUISITION, STORAGE & UTILIZATION
BIOMEDICAL DECISION MAKING: PROBABILISTIC CLINICAL REASONING
COGNITIVE SCIENCE & BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS
ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR BIOMEDICAL COMPUTING
“MIS Essentials”. David Kroenke. Prentiss Hall; 2nd ed. (2011)
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Additional and appropriate course readings will be identified 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 documented student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing reports. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity described in course syllabus.
J. Program This Course Supports
M.S. in Medical Sciences: Health Informatics concentration
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