HIT 5303 Safety and Security in Applied Health Informatics

(web-based instruction)

3 semester credit hours 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

This course will focus on the social and technical aspects of safety and security in healthcare. While there is much public focus on the technical aspects of privacy and security, social practices and behaviors are often the ‘weak link’ in the security chain. Students will explore the strengths and weaknesses, from both the technical and social aspects, of different password structures, biomorphic identification, and automated security systems. The goal of the course is to find the optimal combination that can be incorporated into the workflow of specific organizations. The rest will be a ‘best fit’ security solution. 

This course is cross-listed with HI 5306.