HI Program Objectives and Outcomes

 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR HEALTH INFORMATICS GRADUATES

The Bachelor of Science program in Health Informatics produces graduates who are able to:
 
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Use information technologies in the healthcare/clinical setting to improve the performance of healthcare providers.
   
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Use information technologies in the healthcare/clinical setting to improve health care outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
   
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Use information technologies in the healthcare/clinical setting to improve patient safety (reduce medical errors).
   
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Establish a professional career in the healthcare/clinical IT workforce.
 
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR HEALTH INFORMATICS MAJORS

By the time of graduation, students will have the ability to perform:
 
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Analysis: evaluate process workflows, perform process workflow redesign through user requirements analysis, and participate in implementation of redesigned process workflows.
   
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Evaluation: assist in vendor and software selection, evaluate technology/software/system alternatives, and assist in network planning and needs assessment.
   
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Management: manage implementation project plans, act as liaison among healthcare providers, IT staff, and systems vendors, and communicate existing and emerging trends to healthcare providers and IT staff.
   
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Data management: manage healthcare data and record structures, work with IT staff to ensure documentation/security/privacy requirements for medical records, and analyze and present data for healthcare decision making such as evidence-based practice.
   
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Assessment: apply a working knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology to assess healthcare outcomes and risks.