2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    May 25, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HINF 6100 - Introduction to Health Informatics


(3 sem. cr.) This course is a broad historical, technological, and theoretical framework for the study of health informatics. Students consider the past, present, and future of this rapidly evolving discipline, and they explore the critical issues and challenges within the field as well as potential applications, benefits, and opportunities for improving the management of healthcare through information technology. They explore a variety of related topics, including the development of virtual and interactive healthcare through technology; the interoperability, standardization, safety, and risks associated with the implementation of the electronic health record; the emergence and adoption of new information technologies; and a global perspective of trends and issues in the field. Students investigate the professional roles related to managing health information technology as well as organizations that promote health informatics. They conduct an in-depth investigation on a specific health informatics position to learn the responsibilities, essential skills sets, and professional and educational requirements of the job.



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