Master of Health Informatics and Information Management


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  • Course Descriptions

    • HI 600. Health Information Management. Health information systems in various settings including record content, record retention requirements, accreditation and licensure, filing and numbering systems, vital statistics, electronic health records, documentation requirements, quality assessment and reimbursement methodologies (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HI 601. Medical Concepts. A study of current clinical concepts in diseases and their treatments with emphasis on medical language, specified diseases and their causes, lesions, manifestations and treatments. (3-0-0)
    • HI 606. Management of Health Information Services and Systems. Development of managerial and leadership skills for managing health information services through group interaction, projects, and reading; principles and policies of human resource management including interviewing, evaluating and compensating with emphasis on health care settings. (3-0-0)
    • HI 609. Information Technology & Applications. Overview of health care data and methods of applying information technology to health information 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. (3-0-0)
    • HI 610 Topics in Privacy, Security and Legal Aspects of Health Information. 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. HIPAA and HITECH requirements for privacy and security. (3-0-0)
    • HI 611. Research Design and Statistics in Health Informatics. Health informatics research design and statistics. Special focus on critical review and techniques of applied research. (3-0-0)
    • HI 613. Health Care Performance Improvement Strategies. Principles of performance improvement applied to health care organizations. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    •  HI 614. Privacy and Security for Health Informatics. Assessment of security vulnerabilities and threats, exploration of technical applications and software tools used for securing health information systems.  Addresses compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines. HIPAA and HITECH requirements for privacy and security. ( 3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HI 615. Health Care Reimbursement and Financial Management. A study of the relationship between health information management and health care reimbursement. (3-0-0)
    • HI 617 Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics. An overview of the principles, methods, and issues in epidemiology and public health informatics. Course topics include disease determinants in human populations; public health infrastructure, surveillance and reporting; evidence-based community health assessment; outbreak prediction and prevention; and technological advancements within the field. (3-0-0)
    • HI 619 Health Information and Computer Science. Principles of computer science theory and networking, including programming languages, system integration tools, electronic data exchange, technical security applications, system testing and IT system documentation. (3-0-0)
    • HI 621. Clinical Classification Systems I. Overview of classification systems for diagnoses and procedures; case mix classifications; relationship between various classifications and provider reimbursement mechanisms. (1-0-0)
    • HI 622. Clinical Classification Systems II. Classifying diagnoses. (1-0-0)
    • HI 623. Clinical Classification Systems III. Classifying inpatient procedures. (1-0-0)
    • HI 624. Clinical Classification Systems IV. Classifying outpatient procedures. (1-0-0)
    • HI 630 Health Information Systems. An examination of health informatics topics including the electronic health record, clinical information systems, healthcare policy analysis and development, technology and data standards, health information exchange and consumer health informatics. (3-0-0)
    • HI 631 Health Informatics. An exploration of the health informatics domain, including emergence of the discipline, health information systems research, clinical data standards theory and development, medical decision-making principles, biomedical simulations, artificial intelligence applications and principles for knowledge management system design. (3-0-0)
    • HI 632 Databases and Knowledge Management. A study of advanced use of healthcare data and knowledge management that addresses database methods in healthcare, data administration, data architecture, data modeling, data dictionary development, advanced data search and access techniques (data mining), advanced information/data analysis and presentation techniques. (3-0-0)
    • HI 634 Development of Electronic Health Information Systems. A study of technology applications used in healthcare, including electronic health records, that emphasizes project management, user interface design, system selection and security management. (3-0-0)
    • HI 638 Clinical Vocabularies & Classification Systems. An examination of standardized clinical terminology, medical vocabulary standards, data mapping, and natural language processing including the classifications used for statistical reporting as well as terminologies required for interoperability standards. (3-0-0)
    • HI 681. 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). A minimum of 5 additional clock hours per semester credit hour will be spent preparing project reports and presenting findings to faculty and/or fellow students. Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. (1 semester hour) (0-0-1)
    • HI 682. Professional Practice Management Experience II. Building on 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). A minimum of 5 additional clock hours per semester credit hour will be spent preparing project reports and presenting findings to faculty and/or fellow students. Projects completed will relate to didactic courses taken previously or concurrently. (1 semester hour) (0-0-1)
    • HI 683. Special Topics Professional Practice Experience. In this elective supervised professional practice experience, students will spend 40 clock hours per semester credit hour practicing health informatics or information administration in affiliated health care organization(s) (or organizations that support or regulate health care organizations or health care professionals). A minimum of 5 additional clock hours per semester credit hour will be spent preparing project reports and presenting findings to faculty and/or fellow students. Projects completed will relate to areas of special interest to the student. Course may be repeated for credit. (1 to 6 semester hours.) Prerequisite: Permission of program director.
    • HI 690 Special Topics. Selected issues, problems, research techniques, materials, and policies. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. (1 to 3 semester hours) Prerequisite: Permission of program director.
    • HI 699. Capstone in Health Informatics & Information Management. A study of methods of identifying and arriving at satisfactory solutions to problems that may be encountered in health informatics and information management. Comprehensive project and examination. (3-0-0)