HIT 5327 Standards and Standards Development in Applied Health Informatics

(web-based instruction)

3 semester credit hours 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

Unlike much of the world, healthcare standards are frequently developed by private organizations rather than the government. The Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) create an alphabet soup of organizations that are often not well known to people within healthcare, let alone those just entering healthcare. This course will explore the history of a variety of SDOs, examining their membership and focus domain. Students will examine the role of the major SDOs and their impact on the structure and function of healthcare delivery in the US. The relationship between US and International Standards Organizations will be reviewed.