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2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HA 571 - Healthcare 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.

Assignment Overview

Assignments: 12 weekly assignments

Interactivity: Weekly live session

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

  • Define healthcare informatics and medical data and their roles in the healthcare mission of cost effective quality care.
  • Gain a broad understanding of the major federal regulations that has passed in recent years to promote the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records and updates to the privacy and security HIPAA Rules.
  • Explain personal technology issues (e.g. smart phones and tablets, data backup, and Internet access and security.) for mHealth (mobile health).
  • Discuss examples of the steps required for information system acquisition, implementation, support, and post implementation analysis.
  • Describe cost effective quality of care opportunities for online patient/ portal.
  • Explain where to obtain reliable sources for healthcare informatics knowledge.
  • Contrast the different perspectives of those using information systems (e.g., IT managers, clinicians, administrators, consumers, patients, and clinical technologists).

Credits: 3

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