Course: HSCI 505A. Health Informatics (3)
The course prepares students of healthcare administration or similar background to lead in the field of healthcare administration informatics by providing a wide ranging exploration of topics related to informatics and health information technology in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. The course starts with the unique needs of the U.S. healthcare industry by introducing the basic components of the U.S. healthcare system, payment systems, and healthcare reform issues related to health information technology. Other topics will include: basic concepts of computer science, health information management, the electronic medical records (EMR), workflow analysis tools and approaches to re-design of healthcare processes.