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HIMA 4160 Concepts in Health Information Technologies
Instructor: Xiaoming Zeng, MD, PhD Time: M/Th 1:30 – 2:50 PM Location: 4405 Health Sciences Building Office: Health Sciences Building 4340Q Office Hour: M/Th 10-11AM Phone: 252.744.6176 Fax: 252.744.6179 Email: email@example.com IM: drzengatecu(msn), xmzeng(AIM), xiaomingzeng(Google Talk), xizst999(Yahoo) Websites: http://blackboard.ecu.edu and http://blogs.aos.ecu.edu/hit-concepts/
• HANDBOOK OF INFORMATICS FOR NURSES & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS by Toni Hebda and Patricia Czar, Pearson Eduction; 4th edition; Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (2009). ISBN-10: 0-13504394-8 or ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504394-8. Available at the student book store. If you are interested in purchasing it online, here is a link on AMAZON (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0135043948) Additional readings will be given at corresponding sessions.
• • MIS 2223: Introduction to Computers. HIMA 3090: Professional Practice Experience
The course introduces students to the concepts, principles, and applications of computer, information and communication technologies within the context of health care. It explains major concepts of computer architecture, system and application software, and computer networking. Applications aiding data gathering, processing, storage and analysis are demonstrated and explained. Concepts and skills of data modeling and database management systems are introduced. It reinforces the skills to use selected productivity applications in health care. The teaching methods used in the course include lectures, discussion, blogs, quizzes, exams, assignments, and projects.
After completing the course, the students should be able to: • • • • Explain digitization, information processing, and computing basics. Explain basic architecture of computer hardware and software. Implement a given algorithm using programming language. Recognize basic network architectures and topology. Updated: 18.08.2009 1
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HIMA4160/001/Syllabus/Fall2009 • • • • • • • • • • • • Interpret the difference between algorithms and computer programs. Explain commonly used information technology terms. Assess the impact of human factors in computer and information technologies. Identify usability merits and flaws of human computer interface. Create Web pages using HTML(HyperText Markup Language) and other technologies Use advanced features of popular work productivity software suite – Microsoft Office Suite and alternative packages. Recall basic theories and principles in relational data modeling and database design. Use Microsoft Access to design, implement, and query a relational database. Explain the advantage(s) of an access database over a data table created in excel. Explain how technology (hardware and software) is used to create a computerized or image patient record. Describe selected information technologies (EHR, CPOE, RFID, Bar-coding, PHR) used in health care. Explain how technology (hardware and software) is used to maintain the privacy, security and confidentiality of the electronic patient record.
EVALUATIONS OF STUDENTS
Grade for the course will be determined based on students’ performance on the requirements shown in the table below. Please do not ask for a redistribution or deletion of course requirements unless under extreme circumstances. In order to be fair and consistent, the same evaluation procedure will be applied to all students. You can continually review your numeric grade from the grade book on the Blackboard server. Requirements Attendance Assignments (8 at 5 points each) Midterm Examination Final Exam Final Project Total Final letter grade will be assigned as follows: A B C D F 90-100 80-89 70--79 60-69 Below 60 Points 10 40 10 20 20 100
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The attendance of an online class is different from that in a face-to-face class because the students don’t physically present in class. Therefore, the attendance will be assessed based on the students’ contribution to online activities. These activities include but not limited to online discussion, activities report, comments and questions. Each week (except the first, last and examination weeks), you are expected to accomplish the following online activities: • • • Health IT News report: Report and reflect on the information technology news you come across during the week. Online discussion: A discussion topic will be posted each week by the instructor to stimulate discussions from the student. Quiz for reviewing the content of the past week.
Students gain knowledge as well as skills of information technology from not only the required readings but also hands-on experience using computers for problem solving. I will give eight assignments that require hands-on experiences with computer and information technologies. For each assignment, a student should submit not only the final product, but also a description of the necessary procedures taken. Sometimes, screenshots of your computer desktop might need to be embedded in the assignment too. Each assignment will be due one week after it is posted on the blackboard server. Late submission of the assignment will result in point deduction (see formula below). Assignment turned in 3 days after the due date will not be accepted. If you have an excusable reason for missing the due date, please notify me before the deadline or provide me verification afterwards. Assignments should be submitted via the Assignment module on the Blackboard server. Sometimes students will be asked to display their work on the WordPress website so it can be shared among them.
HIMA4160/001/Syllabus/Fall2009 Assignment 7: File and email encryption
Each student is mandated to implement a final project. The project should be a review paper that describe a health information technology in detail. The project can be completed as a group but each group can only consists of two students. There are several deadlines you need to meet for the project. Failure to meet these deadlines with no excusable explanation will result in deducting 5 points from the total course points (see table above). By October 8th, each student/group needs to submit a one-page proposal that describes the topic and plan of their final project. By December 10th, the term project report is due.
Both midterm and final examination will be managed on the Blackboard server. The final examination is cumulative, which will include content covered in the entire semester. The formats of both examinations include true/false, multiple choices, multiple answers, matching, and short answers. Both examinations are open book.
The following application software need to be installed for reading documents or finishing assignments in the course. • • • • • Microsoft Office Suite: You need to have Office XP or above. Office 2007 is recommended. Adobe Acrobat Reader: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. FileZilla: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=21558 TextPad: http://www.textpad.com/ Jing: http://www.jingproject.com/. A package for capturing screenshots from your computer.
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COURSE AND UNIVERSITY POLICIES
Video recording of the face to face classes will be available to online students after they are taught. Not all recordings are instructional. For example, sometimes the on campus classes will have lab so it is not viable to watch a session with limited lectures. I will remark on whether the videos are required to view or not.
The East Carolina University Student Handbook (http://www.ecu.edu/studenthandbook/III.htm) defines several categories of violations of academic integrity including: 1) Cheating, 2) plagiarism, 3) Falsification, 4) Attempts. The department of health services and information management strictly follow these guidelines and other ethic codes with no exceptions (http://www.ecu.edu/hima/handbook/partIII.pdf). Any student found violating the academic integrity guidelines will be penalized with 0 point for the assignment or project if it is the first time, and an automatic F for the course if found twice. It is expected each student has read and understands the academic integrity portions of the East Carolina University Student Handbook and Health Services and Information Management Student Handbook.
A student should have regular access to a computer with sufficient computing power and internet connections in order to be fully functional in the class. A standard setting required by the HSIM department can be found here (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/ace/upload/2009-ECU-StudentComputer-Requirements.pdf).
Please use this naming convention for your assignment: last name + first initial + assignment number. For example, the filename for my assignment 1 will be zengxassignment1.doc (zengx is my last name and first initial). A student will be asked to resubmit the assignment if he/she violates the naming convention. Multiple violations will result in potential point deduction. The reason for such policy is because the instructor has to review multiple copies of assignments. If all files with similar name, it causes difficulties or potential errors when reviewing home works.
In addition to the Blackboard platform available at ECU (http://blackboard.ecu.edu), we will use a blog/wiki platform called WordPress as a communication and collaboration platform. The WordPress website is at http://blogs.aos.ecu.edu/hit-concepts/. Each student has already been set up an account on the website. The username of the account is your ECU ID, and the password is 12345 as a temporary one. I will use the website as a main communication platform and the students are asked to contribute to the content on the website.
AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT
East Carolina University seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students requesting accommodations based on a disability must be registered with the Department for Disability Support Services located in Slay 138 ((252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY)). Dr. Xiaoming Zeng Updated: 18.08.2009 5
10/12 Fall Break, No Class 10/15 Search Engines 10/19 Midterm Exam, Project proposal due 10/22 Advanced features in MS Office Handout Handout Handout Handout Chapter 5, 12 Chapter 6, 7, 8 Chapter 10 Chapter 12 Chapter 8, 9 Handout Chapter 14 Assignment 6 due Assignment 7 posted Assignment 7 due Assignment 5 due Assignment 6 posted Assignment 4 due Assignment 5 posted
10/26 Introduction to Database Design 10/29 Introduction to Microsoft Access
11 12 13 14 15 16
11/2 11/5 11/9
Lab: Microsoft Access EHR/HIS Selecting and Implementing an Information System
11/12 Information Security and Privacy 11/16 No Class, AMIA Fall Symposium 11/19 Personal Health Records 11/23 DSS/CPOE 11/30 Information Standards 12/3 12/7 Telehealth and Telemedicine No Class. Students work on final report
12/10 No Class. Students work on final report 17 12/14 Final Exam (Cumulative)
Final Report Due
Chapters refer to the required textbook Healthcare Informatics. Handouts will be posted on the Blackboard server before the class. The schedule is subjective to change.
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APPENDIX: AHIMA Entry Level Competencies
IV. Domain: Information Technology & Systems A. Subdomain: Information and Communication Technologies 1. Implement and manage use of technology, including hardware and software, to ensure data collection, storage, analysis and reporting of information. 2. Contribute to the development of networks, including intranet, and internet applications to facilitate the electronic health record (EHR), personal health record (PHR), public health, and other administrative applications. 3. Interpret the derivation and use of standards to achieve interoperability of healthcare information systems. B. Subdomain: Data, Information, and File Structures 1. Apply knowledge of data base architecture and design (such as data dictionary, data modeling, data warehousing and so on) to meet the organizational needs. C. Subdomain: Data Storage and Retrieval 1. Apply appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data/record storage. 2. Apply knowledge of database querying and data mining techniques to facilitate information retrieval 3. Implement and manage knowledge-based applications to meet to end-user information requirements 4. Design and generate administrative reports using appropriate software. D. Subdomain: Data Security 1. Enforce confidentiality and security measures to protect electronic health information 2. Protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology 3. Implement and monitor department and organizational data and information system security policies. 4. Recommend elements that must be included in the design of audit trail and data quality monitoring programs. 5. Recommend elements that should be included in the design and implementation of risk assessment, contingency planning, and data recovery procedures E. Subdomain: Healthcare Information Systems. 1. Compare and contrast the various clinical administrative and specialty service applications used in healthcare organizations. 2. Apply appropriate systems life cycle concepts, including systems analysis, design implementation, evaluation, and maintenance to selection of healthcare information systems. 3. Facilitate project management by integrating work efforts and planning and executing project tasks and activities. 4. Formulate the planning, design, selection, implementation, integration, testing, evaluation, and support for organization-wide information systems.
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5. Apply ergonomic and human factors in interface design.
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