Azusa Pacific University System
Health Information Systems
The Health Information Systems concentration offers courses that prepare students for effective healthcare work as a member of a clinic, hospital or laboratory setting. Classes in the concentration offer both current theory and practice to enhance the professional skills of those interested in pursuing informatics.
Health Information Systems
This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:
This course introduces learners to the history, key policies and principles, industry standards, and technological advances related to health informatics. Learners will develop a theoretical and conceptual framework of the design, development, and implementation of health information systems. Special focus will be given to the safeguarding and secure delivery of health information in the context of healthcare organizations and public health.
The course examines the complexities of reimbursement including changes in Medicare payment and other third-party payers, the evolution and shape of managed care, related public programs, and public policy. Topics addressed include financial management, financial statement analysis, working capital management, present value analysis, capital budgeting, cost of capital, variance analysis, and financing techniques.
The course studies the mission-supporting role, organization, and technological applications of health information management systems. The course reviews best practices and issues of planning, privacy, electronic health records, information security, e-health, community health networks, and emergent technologies. Learners analyze how healthcare organizations utilize information to improve clinical and managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: MGT 380 Information Systems Management
The course examines how data analytics and business intelligence technologies can inform decision making across a variety of business sectors. These tools provide business leaders with the information they need to shape business strategies, corporate policies, and performance optimization. Special focus is given to business intelligence concepts, tools, and applications, and the use of data warehouse for business reporting and online analytical processing, for creating visualizations and dashboards, and for business performance management and descriptive analytics. Prerequisite: IS 340 Database Design and Administration.
This course introduces learners to the basics of information security in the workplace with an emphasis on the role of compliance with regulatory bodies. Compliance requirements in all areas of information technology continue to grow. Learners explore the analysis and design required to meet these evolving demands.
Positions as clinical analysts, clinical informatics managers, health information managers, healthcare IT project managers.
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