In this course the learner will explore:
- Health data concepts and information governance
- The major users of health care data
- The steps in the decision-making process with a focus on data collection
- Health data needs across the health care continuum
- The public and private sector use of health care data
- The fundamental concepts of health informatics including data, knowledge and information
- The formulation of data dictionaries in compliance with data standards for health information systems
- The data governance and benefits to the health sector
- The health information exchange: framework, governance and application to health data and information
- Privacy controls for access, use and disclosure of health data and information
Students will learn principles and practices of information and data management along the care continuum through a combination of experiential learning and independent study. Some or all of the following methods will be used:
- group work
- group discussions and exercises
- independent research
- instructor feedback on students' work
- individual consultation
- presentation (individual or group)
The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course. This is a graded course. All assignments must be completed to pass the course.
At the end of the course, successful learners will be able to:
- Identify salient health data and information needs across the health care continuum
- Describe how public and private organizations use health care data to assess costs, quality and patient outcomes
- Discuss the the methods used to formualte a data dictionary
- Discuss the concept of data governance and the benefits it provides to health care organizations
- Identify health information exchanges and public health population-based data
- Outline the uses of data and information. Outline the related privacy controls for access, use and disclosure
A list of required and optional textbooks, materials and electronic applications is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.
Students in the PBD-HIM program are required to maintain a passing grade of 65% (C+) in all courses in order to progress in the program.
No equivalent courses.
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|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|