NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

104 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Health Informatics Program MI 5152—Information Security in Health Care The course will cover concepts, applications, and techniques of data security in health care systems. Topics include health care industry, regulatory environment, decision making, policy assurance, information management, access control, risks and vulnerabilities management, database security, web security, personnel and physical security issues, and issues of law and privacy. Areas of particular focus include secure health care system design, implementation, data encryption and decryption, attacks, and techniques for responding to security breaches. (3 credit hours) MI 5153—Telecommunications and Computer Networking in Health Care The understanding of telecommunications and networking is imperative for adequate functioning of health care organizations. This is due to the convergence of computing, data management, telecommunications, and the growing applications of information technology in the health care arena and medical facilities. The knowledge of these key areas of information systems also becomes essential for competitive advantage. This course combines the basic technical concepts of data communications, telecommunications, and networking with the health care IT management aspects and practical applications. (3 credit hours) MI 5160—System Analysis and Design for Health Care The need to create effective, new solutions and innovative interventions to deliver quality patient care outside of the traditional medical setting is at the forefront of society today. The basis of this course will be to provide a solid educational foundation for systems design and analysis, as it relates to current and future health care systems. In addition, this course will build upon the fundamental systems design and analysis principles to explore current and future health care systems that will include integration of disparate clinical health care systems, mobile technologies, and a combination of remotemonitoring technology, sensors, and online communications and intelligence to improve patient adherence, engagement, and clinical outcomes. (3 credit hours) MI 5180—Human-Computer Interaction in Health Care Settings The dynamics of human-computer interaction (HCI) directly impacts health care. This course will introduce the student to usable interfaces and the study of social consequences associated with the changing environment due to technology innovation. (3 credit hours) MI 5204—Clinical Decision Support Systems This course introduces students to theoretical, statistical, and practical concepts underlying modern medical decision making. Students will be provided with a review of the multiple methods of knowledge generation for clinical decision support systems (CDSS) and will create their own prototype of CDSS. Current implementations of stand-alone and integrated CDSS will be evaluated. Techniques for planning, management, and evaluation of CDSS implementations will be reviewed. Human factors, including work-flow integration and the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of CDSS use, will be explored, as applicable to commercial implementations in patient care settings. Future models of health care, supported by CDSS and evidence-based medicine, will be discussed and reviewed. (3 credit hours) MI 5205—Program Evaluation in Health Information Technology This interactive course will introduce students to various evaluation methods for health care informatics systems, projects, and proposals. Students will consider both quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation as they examine the design and implementation processes. Topics will include why to evaluate health care informatics projects; deciding what to evaluate; deciding when evaluation should occur; quantitative evaluation methods; overview of some descriptive and inferential statistical methods; barriers and facilitators to project implementation; and stakeholders, both internal and external to an organization. (3 credit hours) MI 5400—Leadership Management and Organizational Behavior in Informatics This online course is an introduction to the management of employees in health care organizations (HCOs). Students will gain a working knowledge of how to manage personal, interpersonal, and group processes by having the interpersonal skills to assume responsibility for leading and promoting teamwork among diverse stakeholders. Students will learn to manage individual and group behaviors in improving organizational productivity and performance. Students will be able to apply newly learned organizational skills, developed through experiential- and application-based learning scenarios in the form of case studies, as well as from their home, work, and educational observations and experiences. It is anticipated that this practical learning experience can be transferred to their day-to-day managerial responsibilities. (3 credit hours) MI 6404—Special Topics in Health Informatics This is an elective course designed as a student/self-directed course. In consultation with the chosen adviser/mentor and the course director, the student will determine a focused topic of quasi-independent study, research, or other appropriate learning activity. A final paper or other appropriate document(s) will serve as documentation of havingmet the mutually agreed upon objectives. (3 credit hours) MI 6405—Public Health Informatics Public health informatics is the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning. This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills of systemic application