Health Informatics and Information Management


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  • Course Descriptions

    • HI 309. Topics in Health Informatics and Information Management. Overview of health informatics and methods of applying information technology to health information management functions, including collection, storage, management, analysis, and reporting of health care data and information; the impact of selected national health information initiatives on health information systems. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HI 311. Database Applications in Health Information Systems. Basic principles of data structure and data quality; data modeling; database design and development; management of data resources and databases. (4 semester hours) (3-1-0)
    • HI 329. Health Care Data Structure. A study of health care data, its collection, analysis and uses with emphasis on infrastructure and regulatory requirements to support electronic health records. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HI311
    • HI 381. Professional Practice Experience I. In this supervised professional practice experience, students will spend 40 clock hours observing and/or practicing health information administration in affiliated health care organization(s) (or organizations that support or regulate health care organizations or health care professionals). Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. (1 semester hour) (0-0-1)
    • HI 424. Health Care Reimbursement Systems. A study of the relationship between health information management and health care reimbursement. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HI325
    • HI 425. Health Care Systems Design and Analysis. A study of computerized health information systems with emphasis on systems design and analysis and systems integration. (4 semester hours) (3-1-0) Prerequisites: HI311 and HI315
    • HI 427. Seminar. A study of methods of identifying and arriving at satisfactory solutions to problems that may be encountered in health information management. Comprehensive examination. (1 semester hour) (1-0-0)
    • HI 428. Health Care Performance Improvement Strategies. Principles of performance improvement applied to health care organizations. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HS416
    • HI 429. Health Information Management and the Law. Principles of law and their application in the health care field, the health record as a legal document, release of information, confidential communications, consents, authorizations and risk management. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0) Prerequisite: HI315
    • HI 451. Health Informatics and Information Management Directed Study. Projects related to advanced health informatics and information management topics to demonstrate management and leadership skills. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HI 481. Professional Practice Experience I. This supervised professional practice experience requires the student to spend 40 clock hours practicing health information administration in an affiliated health care organization (or one that supports or regulates health care organizations or health care professionals). Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. (1 semester hour) (0-0-1)
    • HI 482. Professional Practice Experience II. This supervised professional practice experience requires the student to spend 40 clock hours practicing health information administration in an affiliated health care organization (or one that supports or regulates health care organizations or health care professionals). Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. (1 semester hour) (0-0-1)