Fall Cohort Curriculum

Note: This curriculum is effective Fall 2017.

First Fall

This course gives an overview of the current state of health care informatics, including existing and future technologies. Areas of emphasis include EHR, HIE standards and clinical decision making.
This course integrates clinical, financial and administrative data to resolve managerial and patient care problems.

First Spring

This course analyzes the workflow in health care organizations to identify data needs and system elements to support work. Areas of emphasis include modeling system elements with a variety of traditional and object-oriented tools.
This course focuses on the design and implementation of relational database structures for health care operations. Students will learn about the use of structured query language and reporting tools to manage data.

First Summer

This course focuses on selected decision structure and solution techniques. Topics of emphasis include selection, implementation and results analysis of key statistical methods to support decision making, and policy analysis in health care organizations.
This course focuses on privacy and security issues associated with health care informatics. Students will evaluate security audits, regulatory policies and laws, and the release of information procedures.

Second Fall

This course introduces epidemiological principles and analytics for enhancing utilization management, quality improvement and outcome assessment in the service delivery system.
This course integrates the key issues and techniques surrounding data architecture, modeling and standards in health care informatics.

Second Spring

This is an experiential learning course where students apply skills and competencies to solve real-world health care informatics projects of substantive value. Students must complete required hours under the supervision of an internship site preceptor.
This course serves as a culminating experience for students working toward the health care informatics degree. Students will apply knowledge gained in all prior courses to a health-care-informatics-related area of study.

Spring Cohort Curriculum

First Spring

This course gives an overview of the current state of health care informatics, including existing and future technologies. Areas of emphasis include EHR, HIE standards and clinical decision making.
This course analyzes the workflow in health care organizations to identify data needs and system elements to support work. Areas of emphasis include modeling system elements with a variety of traditional and object-oriented tools.

First Summer

This course focuses on privacy and security issues associated with health care informatics. Students will evaluate security audits, regulatory policies and laws, and the release of information procedures.

First Fall

This course integrates clinical, financial and administrative data to resolve managerial and patient care problems.
This course integrates the key issues and techniques surrounding data architecture, modeling and standards in health care informatics.

Second Spring

This course focuses on the design and implementation of relational database structures for health care operations. Students will learn about the use of structured query language and reporting tools to manage data.

Second Summer

This course focuses on selected decision structure and solution techniques. Topics of emphasis include selection, implementation and results analysis of key statistical methods to support decision making, and policy analysis in health care organizations.

Second Fall

This course introduces epidemiological principles and analytics for enhancing utilization management, quality improvement and outcome assessment in the service delivery system.

Second Fall

This is an experiential learning course where students apply skills and competencies to solve real-world health care informatics projects of substantive value. Students must complete required hours under the supervision of an internship site preceptor.
This course serves as a culminating experience for students working toward the health care informatics degree. Students will apply knowledge gained in all prior courses to a health-care-informatics-related area of study.