HITS-300: Health Data Systems & TechnologyJanuary 26, 2021 2021-01-26 12:06
HITS-300: Health Data Systems & Technology
HITS-300: Health Data Systems & Technology
Course Description and Prerequisites
This course covers basic computer system architecture, file structure, and design for health care settings. Topics include system analysis, design, security, and selection for a variety of hardware environments. This course provides students with a review of computer fundamentals and the fundamentals of the electronic health record and an introduction to the information systems life cycle with software application. Security and confidentiality issues, concerns and implications in relation to the electronic health record will be addressed.
Many weeks we will focus on general understanding and defining terms of the topic at hand Monday-Wednesday. We will then look for a deeper understanding and applied knowledge of the materials through projects and written assignments in the second half of the week.
In this course student learning is reinforced through discussions, homework, quizzes, tests, and a project.
This course is intended for anyone who is involved in working with Health Information Technology: IT Managers, Systems Analysts, Office Managers etc.
HITS 220 Coding and Classification Systems and SDEV 230 Information Systems Analysis and Design are prerequisites of this course. It is strongly recommended that students have some familiarity with desktop applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. Students will need access to these software titles to complete projects.
Student Centered Learning Outcomes
Through the use of discussions, assignments, research papers and projects students will learn to:
- Identify and write, clear and concise requirements.
- Organize and develop elements of requirements specifications.
- Develop a core understanding of “Meaningful Use.”
- Develop RFPs for EMR systems.
- Identify HIPAA issues associated with Health Information Technology.
Textbook(s) and Technology Requirements
No textbooks are required for this course.
Students should have access to and be proficient with MS Word and MS Powerpoint.
Computer system architecture, file structure, and design for health care settings
- Key Concept: Are we moving in the right direction? Benefits of Electronic records.
- Discussion: Why do we need Electronic Health Care Records? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
- Assignment: Define: What are EHRs, EMRs and PHRs?
- Discussion: What is interoperability and why does it matter? (system Architecture, file structure and design)
- Assignment: Diagram in MS PowerPoint a patient’s EHR
Role of health information managers in development, management and utilization of electronic information system
- Key Concept: Think like a Manager and not a techie!
- Reading: CIO’s Guide to Implementing EHR
- Discussion: What is HITECH and what’s the rush?
- Discussion: What is the role of the Information Manager/CIO in EHR implementations?
- Project (Individual): Create a PowerPoint presentation: why your hospital/physician Office has to attain “Meaningful Use”
Information systems life cycles and evolution
- Key Concept: Barriers and consequences to adopting an EMR
- Discussion: What is SDLC and what is the effect on selecting an EMR?
- Discussion: How important is usability? GUI vs. Content
- Reading: EHR Acceptance Factors in Ambulatory Care
- Group Project: Select an EMR available on the market and complete a presentation of why a hospital or physician’s office might consider using this product.
Data, information, knowledge (the Dream Week!)
- Key Concept: Interoperability leads to usability
- Discussion: Define and discuss: RHIO, HIE, Interfacing, CPOE
- Discussion: Why won’t they use it? Getting physicians to use the technology?
- Reading: A Framework for Predicting EHR Adoption Attitudes
- Paper (individual): Achieve the Goal! Write a paper that discusses in a “perfect world” what an EHR would look and act like. We will deal with reality later, if we don’t dream it we can’t build it. Dream up the world you want to live in and dream out loud for this assignment.
Strategic planning for information systems (Back to Reality Week!)
- Key Concept: What does Meaningful Use really mean
- Discussion: What type of planning needs to be considered to achieve “Meaningful Use”?
- Discussion: Where is America compared to the rest of the world in EHR adoption? Is “Meaningful Use going to help?
- Project (Group) your group is the “C Suite” of a hospital. Assign each person a position and chart out your organizations plan to meet the requirements of Meaningful Use from summer 2011-2015. What do you have to do to get there?
Request for Proposal Process
- Key Concept: buying technology
- Discussion: Why is an RFP important?
- Discussion: How do we make sure a vendor’s product will meet “Meaningful Use”
- Project Individual: write a request for proposal to be sent to three EMR/EHR vendors.
Security and confidentiality in EHR
- Key concept: Is patient data safe?
- Discussion: What is the IT Manager/CIO role in HIPPA?
- Discussion: With interoperability, how can we be sure the data is safe?
- Executive Summary: How did HITECH ACT raise the ante on protecting sensitive patient information?
Methods of Assessment
Your final grade will be based on the following:
|Extra Credit: Course evaluations||2%|
2. Bring in resources from outside the class materials (web sites, readings in another class, professional journal articles and work experience etc.)
3. Link the comments of two people in a very explicit way, that has not been expressed by others in the discussion.
4. Demonstrate your interest with an active listening question to another.
5. Build on another’s thinking.
6. Use the course materials, including quotes from readings, as “evidence” to support your thinking.
7. Avoid unsupported opinion.
|Frequency||Distributes participation across 3-4 days throughout the week creating a dialogue.||20|
|Initial Discussion Posting||Posts well-developed, timely discussions that fully address and develop all aspects of the task.||20|
|Follow-up Postings||Demonstrates timely analysis of others’ posts; extends meaningful discussion by building on previous posts.||20|
|Content Contributions||Posts factually correct, reflective and substantive contributions; advances discussion.||20|
|Reference & Support||Uses references to literature, readings, or personal experience to support comments.||20|
|Total Points: 100|
|Code||Written Assignment Guidelines||Low Score||To|
|Visual & Creative|
|T||Technical Quality & Presentation||Spelling errors, poor punctuation and sentence structure. Sloppy presentation. Difficult||Spelling, sentence structure and grammar are solid. Material is presented in an easy to read format. Good flow and layout.||Care and attention to detail. Care to use color, careful layout, titles etc.||Plans, analysis and designs are laid out neatly and in a logical sequence.|
|I||Integration of Material||Concepts missed or not addressed.||Material thoroughly integrated and includes outside examples. Concepts explained in your own words.||Concepts are covered by virtue of the material included.||Techniques and terms used that demonstrate and understanding of the concepts behind the plans, analysis and designs.|
|E||Expression: Quality & Completeness||Sentences are lacking expression and wouldn’t generate any interest on behalf of the reader.||Sentences relate to each other with feeling. Thoughts are developed and in a logical sequence.||Careful thought to what is included and why. Inclusive of everything that should be there.|
|C||Creativity & Critical Thinking||Reiterate text with no interpretation or self-expression. Short and hollow explanations. The safe way out.||Interpret concepts and find examples that support or contradict them. Demonstrates the ability to take risk.|
Each week you will be assigned readings from a variety of sources, along with a lecture. It expected that you have distilled the essential points of this material during the week it is assigned. These readings and lectures also often serve as a basis for class discussion.
Each week you will be assigned work to help reinforce concepts from the week’s lecture and readings.
Throughout the course there will be two assigned projects to be completed independently and two that will be assigned as group projects.
All assignments (homework, projects) must be submitted on, or before, the date they are due, unless prior arrangements have been made or there are extenuating circumstances, and follow the guidelines identified below. (Note: points will be deducted for work that does not adhere to the following guidelines.)
|Course Title||Health Data Systems and Technology|
|Course-Section||HIT 300 -XX|
|Your Name||Donald Duck|
|The Date||Jan 20, 2010|
|The Subject||Homework – XXXXXXX|
|Sun, 14 May 2017||Assignment Week 1: Assignment 1||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 1: Assignment 2||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 1: Discussion 1||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 1: Discussion 2||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 21 May 2017||Assignment Week 2: Discussion 3||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 2: Discussion 4||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 2: Project-Individual||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 28 May 2017||Assignment Week 3: Discussion 5||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 3: Discussion 6||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 3: Project-Group||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 4 Jun 2017||Assignment Extra Credit Course Feedback Discussion||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 4: Discussion 7||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 4: Discussion 8||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 4: Paper-Individual||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 11 Jun 2017||Assignment Week 5: Discussion 10||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 5: Discussion 9||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 5: Project-Group||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 18 Jun 2017||Assignment Week 6: Discussion 11||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 6: Discussion 12||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 6: Project-Individual||due by 23:59|
|Fri, 23 Jun 2017||Assignment Extra Credit: IDEA Survey Quiz||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 7: Discussion 13||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 7: Discussion 14||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 7: Executive Summary||due by 23:59|