NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Health Informatics Program 105 of information, computer science, and technology to public health practice. Students will acquire a basic understanding of informatics in public health practice and be able to use some informatics tools in public health practices. (3 credit hours) MI 6407—Grant Writing This course provides an introduction to the skills of grant writing in health informatics. Each student will submit a completed grant application as a culminating experience. This course introduces students to grant development and preparation, so they can participate in the process of obtaining public or private funds to support research, education, and/or service projects. Topics will include writing specific aims and hypotheses; research plan significance; methods/approach and innovation; evaluation, time line, and budget; preliminary data, investigator, and human subjects; subcontracts (if necessary); and abstract, facilities/environment, and letters of support. (3 credit hours) MI 6408—Health Policy, Planning, and Management This course discusses the principles and logic involved in health policy, planning, and management. It addresses the historical, political, and environmental contexts, and their incorporation into population research. (3 credit hours) MI 6409—Health Services Planning and Evaluation This course is an in-depth review of basic planning and evaluation techniques for the implementation of a community health care program. It is designed, and will be taught, employing comparative methodology. The material will be taught usingmultiple international examples and experiences. The course covers the interdependence between policy and planning and management. It will consist of policy analysis techniques as well as the conceptual framework for the planning andmanagement of health care programs. The course also reviews essential methods for effective planning and evaluation considering the economic, political, epidemiological, demographic, and other components that contribute to the assessment of health needs and resource allocation. (3 credit hours) MI 6410—Consumer Health Informatics Consumer Health Informatics is a relatively new application of information technologies in the field of health care that aims to engage and empower consumers to become involved in their health care. This course provides an introduction to, and overview of, consumer health informatics, mobile health (mhealth), and social media applications used in health care. It explores the development of consumers as ePatients and tools such as personal health records (PHRs), as well as the fluid nature of social media in medicine and the emerging area of mobile health (mhealth). Students will learn from a combination of lectures and a hands-on approach of interacting directly with the tools and technologies discussed. (3 credit hours) MI 6411—Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment This course immerses students in the technical, business, cultural, and organizational dynamics typically encountered during the HIT systems selection and contract-negotiation process. Real-world case studies—replete with dynamic political, financial, and technical roadblocks and opportunities— will be used to introduce the student to skills required to make the best cultural decisions and to negotiate a viable contract. (3 credit hours) MI 6412—Leadership in Health Information Technology This course provides the conceptual and technical skills needed in leading health information technology. It is designed to create a profound understanding of leadership at the cognitive and action levels to enable health information leaders to optimize decision making in the workplace. Students review remarkable leaders, organizations, and teams in order to hone their own observation, sense-making, and innovating skills in a health information setting. This leadership course reviews and builds upon the basic knowledge of leadership provided in the organizational behavior course by expanding the scope and depth of the student’s knowledge of leadership theories and conflict management techniques and by developing the student’s self-knowledge of his or her preferred leadership styles. (3 credit hours) MI 6413—Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt for Health Care Lean Six Sigma for Health Care (Yellow Belt) participants will learn the basic philosophy, tools, and techniques to deliver breakthrough business improvements that will reduce waiting times, improve quality, and reduce costs in a health care environment. More specifically, they will learn to apply a comprehensive set of 15–20 Lean Six Sigma process improvement tools by using the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) problem-solving model. They will learn techniques for both quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as methods and tools for waste reduction and process enhancement and acceleration. The course also covers how to map out processes and identify sources of variation, as well as to gain a basic understanding of descriptive statistical analysis. Finally, students will learn how to perform basic pilot studies and analyze the results in order to determine the most effective way to improve and stabilize processes. Candidates work on either an integrated health care case study or on an actual business project and will apply classroom techniques to the project. (3 credit hours) MI 6414—Basic Skills for Clinical Analysts This class will provide students with introductory understanding of clinical analysts’ daily responsibilities and functions within hospitals. Students will be introduced to the daily operations of clinical software systems and lead to understand how such systems are used by health care organizations to provide quality care services. (3 credit hours)