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2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
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HA 571 - Medical Informatics

Designed to give the student the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of health care information systems. Major types of information systems, including financial, patient care & strategic management are examined. Oriented to the contemporary role of a senior health services manager.

Prerequisites & Notes
Computer literacy, including word processing and Internet search skills/experience are required for success in this course.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define medical informatics and its role in the implementation and growth of information systems.
  • Apply the basic components of computerized information systems, including the personal computer, data storage devices, software, networks, databases, the Internet, and Web-based applications.
  • Research “meaningful use” of certified EMR as required by the HITECH Act of 2009.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of many of the different computerized systems used today in health care organizations.
  • Explain your knowledge of the steps required for information system acquisition, implementation, support, and post implementation.
  • Compare the benefits, costs, and issues of medical informatics in the health field of today and tomorrow.
  • Describe the opportunities available with integrated systems and how wellness and sickness are addressed in today’s health care environment.
  • Discuss where to obtain reliable sources for health care knowledge.
  • Contrast the myriad perspectives of those responsible for using information systems (e.g., clinicians, administrators, consumers, patients, and information technologists).

Credits: 3

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