Health Informatics
INTRODUCTION TO US HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
HI 201
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to U.S. health care systems: the major components and the interaction of elements within the system, including the history, issues and problems of today's system. Topics include the national context and history of health services, international health systems, the role of government in health care, health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, managed care, hospitals and facilities, health workforce, medical technologies, access and quality of care and the future of the health care system. Focus on the future direction of healthcare and identifying likely changes. Readings and discussion cover consumer, industry and governmental agendas related to improving the US health care system.
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE QUALITY
HI 202
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to the principles, processes and procedures associated with measuring, managing and improving quality in the delivery of health care, health services and health care management. Presents various national efforts, systems and tools used in quality assessment, performance, improvement and measurement.
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
HI 210
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to managerial skills and behaviors applied to components of health care organizations at several levels: including individual, interpersonal, group, intergroup, system, and inter-organization; managerial challenges faced by health care managers and skills essential for successfully planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Topics include strategic and operational planning, human resource management, motivation, communication, conflict resolution, organizational structures, health care budgeting and finance.
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS
HI 211
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to health informatics, the application of computers, communication and information technologies combined with systems used in problem solving, decision making to improve health and health care. Topics include a survey of history, basic knowledge of health informatics, data management, standards and tools used in the support of health care delivery. Emphasis on impact of information technology on the health care industry and vice versa. Intended as a survey of the emerging field of health informatics, allowing interested students to learn its significance, its breadth, and its opportunities.