Use technology to improve medical practice and patient care.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits
The Health Information Management Systems Applications (HAD 563) course provides a comprehensive case study of the foundation and incorporation of critical IT applications in the modern health care delivery enterprise. You’ll explore specific applications with emphasis on the practice of managed care.
Health Information Management Systems Applications Coursework
All HAD 563 coursework provides you with a conceptual understanding of the many technological tools and applications both in-place, and emerging within the healthcare industry. Carefully selected reading materials, discussion board postings, interactive projects and papers, and online resources walk you through how the technology is, or can be used, to impact the industry in a positive way.
Up for Discussion
Learn from your instructor and peers via interactive discussion forums that can include a number of intriguing and current health administration topics like the example below.
Provide examples of Medical Device and Diagnostic Equipment (MDDE) that either decentralize care or commoditize expertise.
What You’ll Learn in Health Information Management Systems Applications
Throughout Health Information Management Systems Applications, an exploration of why we need change within the health care industry is presented through statistics and stakeholders of our current system. As a capstone of the course, you’ll use Clayton Christensen's text to understand the way new business models and technologies to make a positive change in the industry.
Familiarization with both the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and the IHI Triple Aim models will assist in understanding how they work together to produce a positive care experience for the patient and their family. You’ll also examine the complexities of ACO stakeholders, technologies, data, reports, and quality performance and evaluation within the structure.
As the course progresses, you’ll examine medical device and diagnostic equipment (MDDE) and the decentralization of technology in today's health care industry. You will learn about the two "growth compasses" and technologies that can assist the physician in providing better care, including impact on the chronically ill. The logical evolution in medical technology, as well as your studies, is to discuss the various technologies, such as cell phone apps, and how they support health care disruption. Through contrasting and comparing today’s health care industry, you’ll discover that not only is the delivery of care enhanced, so is the learning experience for physicians and other health care workers.
As the course concludes, you’ll be able to express how you feel technology can be used to support patient care by citing examples from throughout the semester to justify your analyses. You’ll apply each week’s learning to prove your hypothesis.
Over the eight-week duration of the course, you’ll be introduced to new topics and weekly themes. Sample weekly topics may include:
- Introduction to Healthcare Business Models and Technologies
- Accountable Care Organizations
- Data and Technologies that Support Accountable Care Organizations
- Medical Diagnostic Devices
- Technologies Used in the Physician Office Setting
- Technologies Used to Care for the Chronically Ill
- Technological Enablers of Disruption
- Educational Technologies
Course Learning Objectives
All Health Information Management Systems Applications Infrastructure coursework provides you with an appropriate level of understanding of the impact of technology on the health care industry. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Analyze the current strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. health care system, and how technology can impact them positively.
- Demonstrate a firm understanding of the impact of technology on all stakeholders such as providers, payers, and consumers.
- Identify different examples of technology that can impact care in a positive way.
- Define disruption according to Clayton Christensen and identify why it is important to this industry.
- Interrelate technology and the education of our future health care providers.
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