Health Care InfoSystems and Policy

Students will explore the legislative processes related to the generation of healthcare policies, the downstream effect that those policies have on health care informatics and information systems, and the impact of those policies on the delivery of quality, patient-centered care. Topics will include a historical overview of health care policy initiatives which have been instrumental in changing the way health care settings utilize information systems, such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act.
Code: HCM400
Credit hours: 3