Dec 10, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HA 6133 - Strategic Use of Health Care Information Systems (3)

An overview of the management perspective of information technology (IT) and how health care administrators can use IT to maximize organizational performance. Fundamental principles of IT, data management, and their implications for health care administrators are reviewed along with how innovative technological solutions are changing the business of health care. Topics also include strategic information systems planning, systems analysis, system design, evaluation, and selection. Current applications, such as patient care, administrative and strategic decision support, managed health, health information networks, population health management, and the Internet are examined to determine how they may be used to meet the global challenges facing health care administrators today and in the future. Discussion of case studies in health care leads to an understanding of appropriate and cost-effective applications of technology. Analytical study of health care systems and the design of current medical information support systems synthesize the content of the course. Focus is on the legal and ethical issues related to IT and their practical implications for the health care administrator.