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Course Description:

The improved use of data and communication of information is a vital component to improving health care and public health. Health informatics is the integration of information systems into the health fields, such as health care, public health and health services. The course will explore the concepts of healthcare informatics, health information management, the types of data and use of data. In addition, topics that will be introduced include implementation and use of systems as well as organizational dynamics. Consideration of ethical issues and the implication of regulatory requirements related to the use of health information and information systems will be included in the course.

Prerequisites: Critical thinking, research and writing skills at the upper level.

Note: Health Informatics does not satisfy the requirement for Nursing Informatics and cannot be used in place of this course.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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