Healthcare Informatics – BUSI 505

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

Focused on the foundations of healthcare informatics, students will gain an overview of the information, resources, and technologies in healthcare. Topics include but are not limited to healthcare information systems infrastructure, enterprise architecture, applications, data management, information security, telehealth, project management, and emerging technologies. Students will examine major theories supporting healthcare informatics, understand its application in supporting decision-making, and recognize its importance in the provision of effective and efficient healthcare.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Health informatics, an evolving field, utilizes information technology to collect, store, process, and communicate data and knowledge related to the delivery and support of health care. A diverse discipline, health informatics incorporates processes, procedures, theories, and concepts from computer and information sciences, health sciences, and the social sciences. The ultimate goal of health informatics is to provide efficient and effective access, retrieval, and support in managing healthcare information while improving the overall health status of all.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate biblical principles within the context of health informatics.
  2. Appraise the importance of health informatics.
  3. Examine the primary theories of health informatics as applied to best practices, policies, and regulations.
  4. Evaluate the appropriate roles of information systems in healthcare.

 

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and reply must include at least 1 biblical integration and 2 peer-reviewed source citations in current APA format in addition to the textbooks.

Case Study Discussions (4)

Discussion are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. For these discussions, all prompts will deal with real-life applications of health informatics. Each thread must be at least 600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and reply must include at least 1 biblical integration and 2 peer-reviewed source citations in current APA format in addition to the textbooks.

Research Project Assignments

Annotated Bibliography Assignment

The Annotated Bibliography requires each student in his/her group to research 10 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals to establish research for the final document. The student will use the provided template to annotate each source in at least 100 words per source. Current APA formatting must be present. The student will submit the final version of the Annotated Bibliography. The student is required to read all instructor feedback and implement it on future assignments.

Outline Assignment

The student will complete a full sentence outline in preparation for the final document of the Research Project. The Outline will include a thesis statement, the research question(s)/issue(s) being answered/addressed, how much space will be allotted to each section of the paper, and a preliminary reference list of at least 10 sources. The student will submit the final version of the Outline. The student is required to read all instructor feedback and implement it on future assignments.

Draft Assignment

The student will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the draft document. The student will work complete a 10 -12-page paper in current APA format, complying with the formatting and content instructions. The topic of the paper will be selected by the group and approved by the instructor. The student will submit the Draft.

Final Document Assignment

The student will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the draft document. The student will work complete a 10 -12-page paper in current APA format, complying with the formatting and content instructions. The topic of the paper will be selected by the group and approved by the instructor. The student will submit the Draft.

Read & Interact Textbook Assignments (16)

Within this course, students will be required to read and interact with the textbook within the third party platform, SmartBook. Students must complete each reading and item in the textbook in order to earn the points associated with the assigned reading and prior to completing any Homework Assignment. 

Quizzes (8)

The student will complete quizzes within the third party platform, Connect Plus. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and the grade will transfer to Canvas.