NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Health Informatics Program 103 actually work. In their future roles as health informaticists, they will need to have a deeper understanding of how computers actually operate. This course will provide this deeper understanding of computer systems. (1 credit hour) MI 4400—Foundations of Software in Health Care The basic content of the course will be drawn from the IEEE Computer Society’s Guide to the Software Engineering Book of Knowledge (SWEBOK) with the addition of specific exposure to programming in the object-oriented and Internet environments. It will focus on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a health informaticist to participate in the development of informatics systems, including the ability to understand and interact effectively with software development teams in health care environments. It will also give the student experience in actually developing software systems in JAVA, XML, and JSON for health care applications. The student will become knowledgeable about software development life cycles, such as waterfall and Agile (e.g., Scrum) methodologies that are commonly used in health care information technology. Finally, the students will become familiar with the economic issues related to software development/maintenance in health care. (1 credit hour) MI 5000—Orientation to the Health Informatics Program This course provides an overview to the health informatics program and technology skills necessary for satisfactory participation in the graduate programs at Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM). Students will be introduced to Canvas, the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, NSU Financial Aid, the Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division (HPD) Library, NSU Public Safety, the NSU Bursar’s Office, NSU Student Health Insurance, required Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Training, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), and the Health Informatics Practicum Project. Completion of this orientation is required by all students admitted into the Master of Science degree program in health informatics. Students are required to complete MI 5000 concurrently with their first sequence of courses in the program of study, and will be automatically enrolled in the orientation course (online or in-person) during their first term of study. (1 credit hour) 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 includingmedical, 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 5120—Management Information Systems in Health Care This course covers major concepts, systems, andmethodology inmanaging 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, andmanagement’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 5130—Database Systems in Health Care This course covers basic to intermediate knowledge of the concept, the design and the implementation of database applications in health care. Students will study tools and data models for designing databases such as E-R Model and SQL. The course also covers Relational DBMS systems such as SQL Server, Access, Oracle, and mySQL. Database connectivity design (essential in data-driven web development) and database administration will also be introduced. Students will practice designing, developing, and implementing a test relational online health IT database application (myHealth) through a comprehensive project that contains the above topics. (3 credit hours)

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