NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

94 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Health Informatics Program MI 5100—Survey of Biomedical Informatics This course is an introductory survey of the discipline of health informatics. This course will introduce the student to the use of computers for processing, organizing, retrieving, and utilizing health information at the molecular, biological system, clinical, and health care organization levels through substantial, but not overwhelming, reading assignments. The course is targeted at individuals with varied backgrounds including medical, nursing, pharmacy, administration, and computer science. The course will describe essential concepts in health informatics that are derived from medicine, computer science, and the social sciences. (3 credit hours) MI 5110—Fundamentals of Data Analytics (With Excel) Class participants will learn many tools and techniques to improve and standardize data prep and wrangling efforts. Participants will learn to prepare, clean, wrangle, and transform health care data sets from data providers into a more valuable, accurate, appropriate, and cleansed format that is best suited for further credible analysis and research. Students will learn to apply dozens of data prep and wrangling tools on an actual, live, home health care data set that is the center of attention for an active home health care research project. Students will learn and practice the five steps required to prepare raw data for a health care analysis and research project. 1. Define the Problem, 2. Collect the Data, 3. Prep and Wrangle the Data, 4. Verify Final Data Quality, and 5. Write a Data Wrangling Activity Report. They will also learn how to use JMP statistical analysis software from SAS for all data prep and wrangling activities. Additionally, students will be required to create a final comprehensive Data Wrangling Activity Report structured as a larger final class project. (3 credit hours) MI 5120—Management Information Systems in Health Care This course covers major concepts, systems, and methodology in managing health care information systems. Topics will include concepts in system implementation and support, information architecture, IT governance in health care, information systems standards, organizing IT services, strategic planning, IT alignment with the health care facility, and management’s role in major IT initiatives. initiatives. Topics will include concepts in health care data quality; health care information regulations, laws, and standards; clinical information systems; systems acquisition, implementation, and support; technologies that support health care information systems; security of health care information systems; IT alignment and strategic planning in the health care facility; and management’s role in major IT initiatives. (3 credit hours) MI 5121—Information Systems Project Management in Health Care This course introduces the fundamental principles of project management from an information technology (IT) perspective as it applies to health care organizations (HCOs). Critical features of core project management are covered, including integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, and procurement management. Also covered is information technology management related to project management (user requirements, infrastructure, conversion, workflow, security, interface, test, customer, and support management and software configuration). The following areas of change management related to project management will also be covered: realization, sponsorship, transformation, training, and optimization management. Students will explore and learn hands-on skills with project management software assignments and participate in a health care systems implementation, course-long, group project intended to apply these newly developed knowledge and skills in a controlled environment. (3 credit hours) MI 5124—Privacy and Security of Mobile Medical Devices Recent years have shown significant digital attacks against the health care industry, to health informatics assets. The adoption and prevalence mobile medical devices including both wearable and implantable devices have changed current health care practices by way of supporting patient remote surveillance and monitoring. This course will provide an overview of wearable and implantable medical devices with a focus on privacy and informatics security. Students will build a greater understanding of the challenges associated with remote monitoring, medical record coordination, protection of patients’ electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), confidentiality, data processing, interoperability, data standards, regulation, and compliance. This course will also incorporate a review of relevant clinical studies across a spectrum of devices, and real-world cases. Prerequisite(s): MI 5100 or equivalent health informatics foundational knowledge. (3 credit hours) MI 5126 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics The practice of health informatics is governed by laws and regulations including ethical concerns. Numerous legal and ethical challenges have been identified with the increased prevalence and application of technology in the health care system. Technology has helped to drive interoperability, which has helped to heightened concerns over protected/ personal health information (PHI). This course will provide an overview of the United States legal system as it pertains to health informatics. Key laws in the context of health informatics including the Privacy Act of 1974, the Health Course Descriptions