MSHI Knowledge Courses
The health informatics degree program requires that students will have an educational background or work experience in either health information systems or in information technology or both. Students who do not meet knowledge requirements in the health information systems or information technology areas will be required to take additional knowledge support courses in the knowledge area that is deficient. These courses may also be recommended for students wishing to refresh their knowledge or reinforce what they have gained through work experience.
All knowledge courses required as part of the student's program of study will be specified based upon review of application materials.
Health Information Systems Knowledge Courses
HIMS 701 Introduction to Healthcare Information (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of healthcare information infrastructure in the United States. Emphasis is placed on health record content and how it relates to such issues as reimbursement, quality improvement, risk management, accreditation standards, related federal laws, secondary data issues, and other topics that are associated with each subject matter. Electronic health record implementation, management, components, and required standards will be introduced.
Information Technology Knowledge Courses
INFS 601 Information Systems (3 credit hours)
Systems theory, quality, decision making, and the organizational role of information systems are introduced. Information technology including computing hardware, software and telecommunications systems are integrated into the alignment with the Enterprise's Strategy and Key Business Processes.
INFS 612 The Management and Evaluation of Information Systems (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the application of information systems in organizations and the role of managers in providing IS services to the organization. While the course includes a survey of the various topics that comprise information systems, it also focuses on Business Process Analysis, Problem Identification, Business Process Problems, Process Mapping, Modeling Enterprise Processes, Measuring Enterprise Processes, and Evaluating Enterprise Processes, Benchmarking, Business Process Reengineering, and Creating Alternative Recommendations.