PCC/ CCOG / CIS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for CIS 277H

Course Number:
CIS 277H
Course Title:
Health Informatics Environment Simulation
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Develop career objectives by solving projects in a simulated Health Informatics environment. Projects may include, but will not be limited to the following topics: data mining, work flow analysis, user interface evaluation, and other database, networking and programming applications. An overview of the Health Informatics degree will be covered. Prerequisites: CIS 135T, CIS 140M and CIS 275. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Various Health Informatics projects will expose students to what it is like to work in this field. Students will need to plan their work to meet associated deadlines and in some cases work in teams to accomplish parts of a larger project.
In addition to the standard lab fee associated with this course, there may be an additional fee assessed for the use of simulation software
furnished by OIT.
Participation in the course can be beneficial for students who want a simulated on-the-job experience which is related to their Health Informatics career goal.
Either this course or 4 credits of Cooperative Education is required for the Health Informatics program.
This course may be transferable to a four year institution and may be applicable toward an Associate of Applied Science.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Solve common health informatics problems within a health care setting.
2. Install health care related software and train users how to use it.
3. Design and implement a health care system security plan.
4. Transfer data using HL7 from a health care software system to a database on a server.
5. Research health care issues using an Internet browser.

Course Activities and Design

Students will work on Health Informatics projects which may include, but not be limited to the following topics: data mining, work flow analysis, user interface evaluation, and other database, networking and programming applications.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Lab grades and exam scores along with team and class participation evaluation will constitute the assessment instruments for this class.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Health Informatics is a wide ranging industry that defies defining its limitations. If something is health related and can be assessed,
tested, analyzed or simulated then it is fair game for Health Informatics. With this in mind a list of course contents is difficult to delineate. The topics listed below are but a sample that may be covered, but course content will not necessarily be limited to the
following.
• Work flow analysis
• User interface evaluation
• Health Informatics database applications
• Networking Applications
• Health care programming applications
• Data Communications
• Data security
• Data transfer (HL7)
• Electronic Health Care Records (EHR)
• Health care information retrieval