Jun 25, 2024  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HS612 Health Informatics and Application (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): HS710 , HS662 , HS712 , HS713  
This course covers collection and analysis of data to support administrative, operational, financial, clinical decision making, and regulatory compliance. Roles that information systems and technologies serve in the health sector; types of computer-based health information systems; and issues related to data privacy, confidentiality, integrity, stewardship, and availability are addressed.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Locate and describe regulations and strategic uses of data and information for healthcare, long-term care, or human services.
  2. Use historical and real-time data to make decisions through predictive analytics.
  3. Differentiate between advantages (opportunities) and disadvantages (risks) of information technology when applied to the delivery of care and services within current and anticipated systems.
  4. Identify specific technologies available for the collection, analysis, retrieval, storage, and dissemination of information.
  5. Address how technology and predictive analytics can support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of current and future administrative, clinical, financial, and operational service programs.
  6. Analyze the effectiveness of standardized vocabularies and classification systems, and identify how these systems impact delivery of care.
  7. Understand the ethical and management challenges that exist with information technologies in the health and human services sectors. 

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