2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    May 19, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HINF 6145 - Nature, Structure, and Representation of Health Information


(3 sem. cr.) Consistency in health data standards and appropriate identification and selection of these standards is important for many reasons, including supporting electronic data interchange and enhancing interoperability across information systems. Students in this course explore and discuss these concepts, including the structure of medical and health information through effective knowledge representation as well as the practice of knowledge management and the incorporation of evidence-based best practices. Students examine the diverse vocabularies, terminology, ontology, acronyms, coding, and classification systems employed by information systems users and by those who design and maintain the systems. They also consider related topics, such as data communication, the development and advancement of eHealth technologies, and future federal initiatives to digitalize health data. Students sharpen their critical-thinking and written-communication skills through case scenarios to distinguish among standards, an explication of the most commonly used clinical classification systems, and a multi-stage scenario focused on improving patient health through standardized representations of health information.



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