Health Informatics   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

MBM 5533 - Health Informatics

This course introduces students to the field of health informatics with particular emphasis on evaluating the effectiveness of technology interfaces with both conventional and integrative health care practitioners as well as patients. Students will learn Federal legislative requirements for health information technology use by healthcare systems as well as individual practitioners. The electronic medical record, electronic health record, personal health record, clinical decision support systems, telemedicine, and mobile health (m-health) will be explored in detail. Patient satisfaction and increased quality of care are two of the primary reasons for the mandatory adoption of health technology. As a result, the role of the patient in health informatics is woven throughout the course.

The structure of this class is designed so that students are placed in the role of consultant or manager, becoming proficient in the application of health information technology. Each student will research a health care application and its impact on a patient population. The primary purpose of the research assignment is to describe the impact of the on the larger healthcare system [this can be specific to a regional healthcare system, the U.S. national system, or global health].  Prerequisite(s): No Prerequisite. 3 credit(s)
Offered: FA - Term B. Course Length: 7 Weeks. No RC.