Medical Health Informatics (MHI)

MHI 560 Health Informatics (3 credits)

A survey of the current use of information technology in the clinical and management practice for the healthcare delivery enterprise. Students will become familiar with the basic terminology, strategies, and utilization of IT as a key component in the delivery of patient care in a simulated environment.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MHI 561 Digital and Connected Health (3 credits)

A review of how patient centric technologies play a role in health and wellness. Students will become familiar with emerging trends in remote patient monitoring, telehealth, mobile applications (apps) and other novel technologies.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MHI 562 Database for Health Care (3 credits)

This course provides hands on use of database management tools and structured query language (SQL). Specific applications will be explored with an emphasis placed on the practice of organizing, identifying, and uniting disparate sources of health care data.

Prerequisites: MHI 560 or HAD 560

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MHI 563 Data Analysis for Health Care (3 credits)

Health care systems increasingly create and capture data necessitating a focus on data analysis for quality improvement. This course builds on data organization skills with an emphasis on analyzing process, outcomes, and relations captured in the health record and across other health related data elements. Students will use data visualization tools paired with quantitative data driven techniques which aid in addressing challenges associated with the Triple Aim in healthcare.

Prerequisites: MHI 560 or HAD 560 or MHI 562 (may be taken concurrently) or HAD 562 (may be taken concurrently)

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MHI 564 Privacy&Security: Health Care (3 credits)

Regulatory and ethical condensations require healthcare practitioners to protect patient information. This course presents both the regulatory framework, technical requirements, and administrative responsibilities to adhere to established laws governing the collection and use of protected health information (PHI).

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MHI 565 Health Data Standards (3 credits)

Health information requires an understanding of various data standards to allow for the structure and exchange of health data. This course explores the approach and need for standards in the areas of eXtensible Markup Language (XML), laboratory information systems, radiology information systems, and electronic health records. There is a strong focus on the development and implementation of widely recognized clinical documentation formats using HL7 and FHIR based standards.

Prerequisites: MHI 560 or HAD 560

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MHI 700 Health Informatics Capstone (3 credits)

The capstone course is the final class for students with an interest in the field of health informatics. Students will utilize skills and competencies gained across the curriculum to design strategies and approaches which help to leverage technology to deliver healthcare. Students will evaluate systems and work in coordinated groups based on the persona of senior healthcare executives

Prerequisites: (MHI 560 or HAD 560) and (MHI 561 or HAD 561) and (MHI 563 or HAD 563) and (MHI 562 or DSS 630 or CSC 621) and (MHI 564 or HAD 564)