Health Informatics and Information

This course introduces students to the foundations of the field of Health Information Management (HIM) and the health care IT applications utilized therein, with emphasis on electronic health record (EHR) technology. Topics also include an introduction to the various types, definitions, relationships, uses, and interpretations of data derived from healthcare functions and processes. Students will also explore information standards and representations of health data that are commonly used for patient care, reporting, reimbursement, and quality improvement programs.
Code: HCM369
Credit hours: 3