This course covers collection and analysis of data to support administrative, operational, financial, clinical decision making, and regulatory compliance. Roles that information systems and technologies serve in the health sector; types of computer-based health information systems; and issues related to data privacy, confidentiality, integrity, stewardship, and availability are addressed.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Locate and describe regulations and strategic uses of data and information for healthcare, long-term care, or human services.
- Use historical and real-time data to make decisions through predictive analytics.
- Differentiate between advantages (opportunities) and disadvantages (risks) of information technology when applied to the delivery of care and services within current and anticipated systems.
- Identify specific technologies available for the collection, analysis, retrieval, storage, and dissemination of information.
- Address how technology and predictive analytics can support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of current and future administrative, clinical, financial, and operational service programs.
- Analyze the effectiveness of standardized vocabularies and classification systems, and identify how these systems impact delivery of care.
- Understand the ethical and management challenges which exist with information technologies in the health and human services sectors.