This course provides an overview of information management in health and human service organizations. It examines the evolution of informatics, the rules, regulations, and ethical concerns that impact the health practitioner. An analysis of the principles and processes of information management tools for healthcare is included.
Student Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Analyze overall trends and direct practice decisions in healthcare utilizing information systems and electronic medical records.
- Apply the federal, state, and local statutes that address compliance, confidentiality, privacy protection, ethical concerns, and dissemination of electronic health records.
- Identify how information management is applied in public healthcare practices on both micro and macro levels.
- Illustrate how the roles found in healthcare settings interact and affect the roles found in human services and the importance of current and accurate data in fostering these relationships.
- Apply common terminology and acronyms related to health informatics.
- Evaluate the current models used for informatics management and reporting, and address future trends within the industry.