Health Information Systems and Integrated Technologies – INFO 545

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This advanced course will examine the relevant and emerging information systems and technologies that exist in the healthcare industry using a broad examination of healthcare technologies, areas including the healthcare systems development life cycle, scalable computing, information security, systems analysis, systems design, and systems implementation. Students will learn healthcare information systems strategy and innovation that is essential to meet the quickly changing needs of effective and efficient healthcare delivery and services.

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


The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental management concepts, system architectures, industry standards, and common business needs for information systems in healthcare. Healthcare is a complex industry that is both highly regulated and technology driven. Future leaders must develop a working understanding of the core information systems and the principles that govern these systems in order to lead safe and effective healthcare organizations.

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 (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include at least 2 scholarly research articles and 1 biblical integration citation in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to at least 1 other classmate’s thread. Each reply must be at least 450 words and include at least 1 scholarly research article and 1 biblical integration citation in current APA format.

Written Assignments (6)

For each Written Assignment, the student will write a research-oriented paper in current APA format. Each paper must include at least 5 scholarly references in addition to the course textbook, and must be at least 1,500 words (not including the title or reference pages).

Final Project Assignment

For the Final Project, the student will configure a virtual machine using Oracle’s free VM VirtualBox platform with an approved Liberty Windows Server image. The student will install a free and open source Electronic Medical Record system (OpenEMR). The final project will be submitted in 3 phases.

Final Project: Reflection Paper Assignment

The student will write a reflection paper of at least 500 words describing his or her final project experience. The paper must be in current APA format.