HI 5300 Introduction to Health Informatics

(web-based instruction)

3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics component 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

This introductory graduate level survey course provides an overview to health and biomedical informatics and introduces the student to the major areas of the evolving discipline. Topics covered include: the application and function of electronic medical records; the importance of concept-based controlled biomedical vocabularies; different e-health platforms; the technical safeguards required by the HIPAA Security Rule and how information technology can change the role of the patient and the provider. The medical, nursing and healthcare IT professions contributions to informatics are considered. The American Medical Informatics Association core competencies for graduate education in the discipline are presented as well as the definitions of health and biomedical informatics.