Agenda Item FA 11-04

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health- Graduate - (Public Health):

Course Changes and Programs of Study (1 Pkg)

01/06/11: Passed

01/14/11: Approved

Log Number: 201008-06

Brooks College of Health (Graduate)

 

Public Health – Graduate

Add a new non-degree program

Certificate - Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology 


Summary of Changes:

This graduate certificate program will prepare both healthcare professionals (HCPs) and information technology professionals (ITPs) for the Health Information Technology (HIT) work environment. This graduate certificate will be offered by faculty from the Brooks College of Health and the School of Computing. The Certificate will position HCP graduates to be ready for automation in health care environments in the US, and will prepare ITP graduates to better understand these environments for which software systems need to be built, integrated with other systems, and maintained. The 12-credit program consists of the following graduate courses: Fundamentals of Health Information Technology (3 credits), Health Information Technology and the Regulatory Environment (3 credits), Health Information Technology Software Applications (3 credits), and Health Information Technology Capstone Project (3 credits).

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Add a new course Health Information Technology and the Regulatory  Environment (3crs) HIM Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
"HIM: Fundamentals of Health Information Technology"
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This course explores the use of information technology to support regulatory compliance, daily operations, performance improvement, and decision-making in healthcare organizations. The course studies the regulatory environment and the technical and organizational issues related to compliance with regulatory agency requirements and policies. The course emphasizes the use of health information technology to enable competitive advantage.
Add a new course Health Information Technology Software Applications (3crs) HIM Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:  

"HIM: Fundamentals of Health Information Technology"

AND "HIM: Health Information Technology and the Regulatory Environment" 

Co-requisites:

None

Course Description:

This course covers fundamental concepts associated with the development, utilization and procurement of software systems that assist healthcare professionals in the management and exchange of patients’ electronic health records (EHR). Topics discussed include, but are not limited to: EHR software system architectures; EHR software system development concerns; interoperability among EHR software systems; national regulations, recommendations, and standards that guide the development and define the certification of EHR software systems; utilization of EHR software systems through the study of exemplary and current products; and methodologies to build analyses that support the procurement of EHR software systems. 
Add a new course Fundamentals of Health Information Technology (3crs) HIM Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of health information technology. Topics include, but are not limited to: introduction to the health information technology discipline; major applications and commercial vendors; decision support methods and technologies; information systems design and engineering; and new opportunities and emerging trends. 

Add a new course Health Information Technology Capstone Project (3crs) HIM Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:

"HIM: Fundamentals of Health Information Technology"

AND "HIM: Health Information Technology and the Regulatory Environment"

AND "HIM: Health Information Technology Software Applications"

Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This capstone course provides students the opportunity to integrate and apply content from clinical disciplines, health administration, and information technology into a comprehensive and practical framework for working with healthcare software systems. Interdisciplinary student teams will be challenged to put acquired skills, theories, and strategies into practice working with health service organizations in completion of a health information technology project.