HI 5306 Health Information Systems Security

Course Type: Basic
Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide informatics students with an overview of the key concepts regarding implementation of a clinically-oriented information system (e.g., an electronic medical record, computer-based provider order entry, nursing documentation system, etc.). As such we will aim to focus roughly equal amounts of time on the technical and social/political issues surrounding these systems and their implementation. The course will strive to present “best practices” in cases in which there is evidence to support such assertions. It will rely heavily upon the published literature as well as the experiences of the instructors.



HI 5310 Foundations I or equivalent.

Basic knowledge of:

  • PowerPoint
  • Wiki's
  • Discussion Groups

Additional Information

Course Goals

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Create an implementation plan for a clinical-oriented information system within a healthcare organization.
  • Compare/contrast private practice and safety net healthcare
  • Think critically about at least three issues involved in implementation and argue (orally and in writing) their position.
  • Critically argue articles relating to clinical information systems
  • Create an article and publish on ClinfoWiki.org
  • Compare and create computer-based provider order entry systems
  • Evaluate and make decisions about clinical applications presentations