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HCI 310 - Foundations of Healthcare Informatics

5 CR

Previously HCTM 310.
This course covers the range of topics that are included in healthcare informatics. A key topic covered is the types of information technology found in healthcare organizations, including electronic health records, supply chain, financial systems, and other systems that support healthcare technology. Another subject reviewed is types of data used in healthcare that support standards, interoperability, analytics, master data management, and population health. These topics are applied in the areas of quality, usability, process, leadership, and change management. This course provides the framework for understanding how these topics relate to each other and are applied in healthcare informatics.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

Course Outcomes
  • Compare the types and functions of electronic health records, health information systems, and decision support applications
  • Define the role of system operations, application management, security, and disaster recovery in healthcare information systems
  • Apply data management, standards, interoperability, analytics, governance, and change management to healthcare data
  • Define the role of informatics in healthcare, quality, satisfaction, usability
  • Distinguish the Informaticist role in the business of healthcare, reimbursement, utilization, productivity, throughput
  • Apply the skills and knowledge in informatics to patient care, identity management, revenue management, and population health.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and teamwork through focused reading in healthcare informatics

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