The student has a choice of three courses based upon their clinical background and semester availability. NURS 6286 - Foundations of Healthcare Informatics - College of Nursing (available in Fall and Spring). This introductory course focuses on core concepts, skills, and tools that define the informatics field, including the examination of health information technologies to promote safety, improve quality, foster consumer-centered care and efficiency. Learners participate in online discussions related to core informatics competencies, federal initiatives such as the HITECH Act and legal, ethical, social and public policy issues. The course is contextualized within the Health Information Technology Strategic and Learning Healthcare Systems Frameworks CLSC 6800/HLTH 6071 - Introduction to Health Information Technology - School of Medicine (available in Spring - this course is NOT online but meets Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. on the Auraria campus in Denver). This course is intended as an overview to the dynamic environment of healthcare informatics and to prepare healthcare professionals to better utilize and manage emerging communication technologies. A brief introduction to e-health, telehealth, electronic medical records, telecommunications, and bio-informatics is provided. BIOS 6670 - Topics in Public Health Informatics - School of Public Health (available in Spring). This course examines the use, design, evaluation and administration of information systems in public health. The focus will be a high-level view of syustems and their effect on public health practitioners, public health decision-making, clinicians, partner organizations, resource use and population health.
The student has a choice of two courses based upon their clinical background and semester availability. ISMG 6810 - Business Intelligence in Healthcare - Business School (available in Fall). This course provides students with an overview of how business intelligence is used in the healthcare industry. Students study the evolution of HIT including enterprise systems and systems integration. The course also looks at the evolution of business intelligence in general. Using case studies and hands-on exercises, students learn about different aspects of business intelligence in various subsets of the healthcare industry. NURS 6794 - Decision Support - College of Nursing (available in Fall). This course focuses on the identification, acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of data. Application of decision-making strategies for advanced practice nurses will be emphasized in the areas of quality management and clinical decision support. Information management tools, including decision support and business intelligence will be explored and placed within the context of meaningful use. Learners participate in a team assignment to create a specific decision support or business intelligence tool to demonstrate specific criteria for meaningful use.
ISMG 6460 - Emerging Technologies in Healthcare - Business School (available in Fall). This course provides an introduction to the expansive array of information technologies that form the infrastructure of a modern business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on learning conceptual technological foundations and understanding the business value of the various technologies. The purpose of the course is to develop the student's ability to discuss recent technological advancements with other IT professionals and management. Technology assessment is emphasized.
ISMG 6430 - Information Systems Security and Privacy - Business School (available in Spring). Designed to develop knowledge and skills for security of information and information systems within organizations. Focuses on concepts and methods associated with planning, designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security at all levels and on all systems platforms, including enterprise systems. This course presents techniques for assessing risk associated with accidental and intentional breaches of security as well as disaster recovery planning.
NURS 6999 - Standards & Regulatory Issues - College of Nursing (available in Summer). This course provides an examination of the standards used within health IT as well as the regulations and policy-making organizations that influence this market. Federal regulations related to meaningful use, EHR adoption and health information exchange, as well as the related standards will be extensively reviewed with course exercises designed to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of these requirements.