Code Title Semester Instructor Description
HCIP 5375 Computer Vocabulary & Programming Systems 2014-1 Spring; 2013-3 Fall; 2012-3 Fall Yaorong Ge This course is targeting students in the Health Informatics master program who have no formal computer science and IT training. We will help the students understand the concepts, principles, and skills of Information Technology and Computer Science as they are applied to health care. Topics include major concepts in computers and their components, system and application software, programming paradigms, databases, networks, Internet, Web, security, communications, data formats and media, data representations, and technology trends. The course will also explore technological challenges and constraints introduced by the intricacies of health care delivery and management as well as related ethics issues and regulations.
Textbook: Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals, Sixth Edition, by Irene Joos, Romona Nelson, and Marjorie J. Smith, 2013
HCIP 5376 Introduction to Programming for Health Informatics 2014-3 Fall; 2014-1 Spring; 2013-1 Spring Yaorong Ge Enrollment in the PSM in Health Informatics or Healthcare IT Certificate. Includes foundational use of object-oriented programming and scripting techniques to solve common problems in health informatics. Topics include: data structures for electronic health records; developing basic electronic health record applications; relational database connectivity; and interfacing with industry standard health information systems.
HCIP 6392 Enterprise Health Information Systems 2016-1 Spring; 2015-1 Spring; 2014-1 Spring Lixia Yao In this course we will help the students to obtain a deep understanding of (a) how computer-based health information systems are designed, tested and installed in hospital and clinics of all sizes; (b) the history, evolution, state-of-art and issues of healthcare information systems; (c) the regulations, laws and standards applied to healthcare information systems; and (d) evaluation and adoption of clinical, administrative, and specialty information technology applications for health organizations. We will achieve the goals by lectures and discussions, laboratory exercises (on a real Clinical Information System), practical case studies, homework and term projects.
Textbook: Health care Information Systems: a practical approach for Health Care Management, Third Edition, by Karen A. Wager, Frances Wickham Lee and John P. Glaser, 2013
HCIP 6393 Advanced Health Data Integration 2016-1 Spring; 2015-1 Spring Yaorong Ge Enrollment in the PSM in Health Informatics or Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is required. The topics will cover secondary data sources (registries and indexes; databases – such as MEDPAR, NPDB, HCUP); Healthcare data sets (such as OASIS, HEDIS, DEEDS, UHDDS, UACDS, NEDSS, NMMFS); National Healthcare Information Infrastructure (NHII); Standards and regulations for documentation (such as JCAHO, CARF, COP, AAAHC, AOA); Health information standards (such as HIPAA, ANSI, ASTM, LOINC, UMLS, MESH, Arden Syntax, HL-7); Healthcare taxonomies, clinical vocabularies, terminologies/nomenclatures (such as ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, CPT, SNOMED-CT, DSM-IV); Severity of illness systems ; Vital statistics ; Epidemiology ; Reimbursement Methodologies; Clinical data and reimbursement management; Compliance strategies and reporting (e.g. National Correct Coding Initiative); Charge-master management; Casemix management; Audit process such as compliance and reimbursement; Payment systems (such as PPS, DRGs, APCs, RBRVS, RUGs); and Commercial, managed care, and federal insurance plans.
HCIP 6396 Business Intelligence in Health Informatics 2015-1 Spring Lixia Yao This newly created course will offer an overview of methods and solutions for underatanding business intelligence and needs in healthcare.The course will identify different options for delivering business intelligence across healthcare enterprise. It will also draw paralles, similarities, and differences between the existingtools and solutions. Topics covered in this course include clinical information systems,decision support systems,business performance management analytics,data warehouse,data mining, visualization etc. after taking this course, student will be able to explain delivery of information and business intelligence to different roles across organization. They will also be able to use one of the existing commercial tools to address problems often found in real life.
HCIP 6500 Complex Adaptive Systems 2016-1 Spring; 2015-1 Spring Mirsad Hadzikadic Complex system consist of a network of parts whose interactions give rise to interesting properties including self-orgaganization, non-linearity,and emergence. Self-organization is a process where the organization of a system spontaneously increases. New, emergent properties appear.Ant colonies, networks of neurons, the immune system, the internet, and the global economy are a few examples where the behaviour of the whole is much more complex than the behavior of the parts(non-linearity).Cells, tissues, human body, health care organizations,epidemics and healthcare policy issues represent health related examples of complex systems.This course will cover these and similar topics in an instructor lead, self-exploratory manner.
ITIS 6010/8010 Foundations of Health Informatcs 2016-1 Spring Yaorong Ge/ Lixia Yao This course targets the PhD students who are interested in Health Informatics Research and provides an overview of foundational concepts and methods in healthcare systems, technologies, and policies that are critical for successful research in health informatics. Students will explore recurring themes, issues, and applications most frequently encountered in the field. The course will be technical and rigorous and will involve both theoretical analysis and substantial projects. The topics covered will include an overview of issues, systems and technologies in health informatics and in-depth discussion of data standards, data integration, data analytics, and evaluation methods. Students who take this course will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct research in health informatics. (Spring, 3 credit hours)
ITIS 6520/8520 Network Science 2015-3 Fall Mirsad Hadzikadic Prerequisite: Full graduate standing or permission of department. Network Science helps students design faster, more resilient communication networks; revise infrastructure systems such as electrical power grids, telecommunications networks, and airline routes; model market dynamics; understand synchronization in biological systems; and analyze social interactions among people. It examines the various kinds of networks (regular, random, small-world, influence, scale-free, and social) and applies network processes and behaviors to emergence, epidemics, synchrony, and risk. This course integrates concepts across computer science, biology, physics, social network analysis, economics, and marketing. (On demand)
DSBA 6160/ HCIP 6160 Database Systems 2015-3 Fall Lixia Yao Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. The modeling, programming, and implementation of database systems. Focuses on relational database systems, but may also address non-relational databases or other advanced topics. Topics include: (1) modeling: conceptual data modeling, ER diagram, relational data model, schema design and refinement; (2) programming: relational algebra and calculus, SQL, constraints, triggers, views; (3) implementation: data storage, indexing, query execution, query optimization, and transaction management; and (4) advanced: semi-structured data model, XML, and other emerging topics.