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Max Saber, DHA, MSHI

Managing Healthcare Information Systems

HCA.780
MCPHS Online
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

Course Information

Course Level: Masters
Course Role: Instructor of Record
Delivery Method: Online, asynchronous
Primary Program: Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Average Enrollment: 20
Semesters Taught: Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017, Summer 2018

Course Description

Students will examine the use and management of information systems in the healthcare environment by focusing upon clinical information systems, healthcare information systems, data quality standards, and information exchange standards. Students will utilize a case-study method to deepen their understanding of healthcare information security, systems acquisition, implementation, and support. Students will critically assess service challenges and strategic information management concepts.

Course Objectives

  • Define the scope of healthcare information systems,
  • Compare and contrast definitions of health information systems,
  • Critically evaluate information systems components,
  • Differentiate among healthcare information support systems,
  • Evaluate and compare the quality and importance of data elements,
  • Identify uses of patient data in the pursuit of quality, safety, and efficiency,
  • Define patient data security regulations and requirements,
  • Discuss the major barriers to information system adoption,
  • Elaborate on healthcare information system utilization strategies, and
  • Assess the value of information systems and suggested interventions to increase value.

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