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General Course Information for HTM 660: System Management and Planning

Course: HTM 660 - System Management and Planning
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Course Description: Healthcare information technology lifecycle management and strategic planning; organization and management of informatics support staff and other healthcare professionals to optimize the value from health information technology implementation.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze health information technologies or solution sets required to support a health organization's strategic initiatives.
  • Identify, collect and synthesize financial, cultural, technical and clinical information to evaluate health information technology projects.
  • Evaluate an information technology systems' projected life cycle, analyze a system's current status and project its remaining lifecycle.
  • Apply financial analysis and budgeting tools to project capital and operating expenses and evaluate a projected return on investment (ROI) of a health technology acquisition and implementation.
  • Design plans to affect organizational change for successful adoption of health information technologies.
  • Organize and manage informaticists'and technical support staff and collaborate with clinical and financial teams for integrated workflow processes across departments in a healthcare organization.
  • Create a vision and strategic plan for adoption and deployment of information technologies and systems in a healthcare organization.
  • Evaluate informatics competencies required for specific role functions of health informatics staff.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
    • Communicate knowledge of health information systems and technology to stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem.
    • Develop strategies for improving healthcare delivery and achieving institutional strategic initiatives using information systems and technologies.
    • Evaluate leadership principles and practices in health information technology staff development, technology adoption and change management in a healthcare organization.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
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Contact the Library:

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Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures