Pre-requisite Course for Students without Healthcare Experience.
Healthcare Systems (ISEM541)

This is the basic survey course for the Program in Information Systems Engineering Management as well as the Program in Healthcare Informatics. Graduate students engage in a 3-credit course that exposes them to the structures, processes and outcomes in today’s US healthcare system and compares the US system with other systems around the world. A knowledge of the workings of healthcare systems is a prerequisite for the detailed study of Healthcare Informatics. Students with career experience in healthcare may be excused from this course with the permission of the student’s program advisor and take an additional elective course.

The ultimate goal of the course is an understanding of the US system that facilitates analysis, evaluation and/or creation of information technology-based tools designed to improve the quality of healthcare outcomes.

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Healthcare Informatics (HCIN500)

This is the basic Informatics survey course for the Program in Healthcare Informatics. Graduate students engage in a 3-credit course that exposes them to the full range of healthcare informatics as it is employed in today’s workplace. Students do not require healthcare system knowledge beyond that contained in ISEM541 Healthcare Systems, although clinical experience facilitates more rapid assimilation of content material and a deeper understanding of the overall curriculum.

The ultimate goal of the course is familiarity with the potential contributions of informatics to both health outcomes and business operations so that successful learners return to their workplaces with sufficient knowledge to immediately function more effectively and efficiently as Informaticists.

 

Healthcare Data (ISEM545)

This is the basic healthcare data management course for the Program in Information Systems Engineering Management as well as the Program in Healthcare Informatics. Graduate students in each program have differently focused sets of homework and project assignments in order to provide career relevant materials; however, presentations of finished projects are shared with the entire class in order to synergize learning across a wider perspective. Students engage in a 3-credit course that exposes them to the full range of data management challenges facing healthcare systems today. Students do not require knowledge of healthcare systems beyond that contained in ISEM541 Healthcare Systems.

The ultimate goal of the course is familiarity with basic techniques and current best practices for the governance, collection, cleaning, storage, sharing and handling of healthcare data.

Introduction to Healthcare Analytics (HCIN550)

This is the initial analytics survey course for the Program in Healthcare Informatics. Graduate students engage in a 3-credit course that exposes them to a wide range of analytics tools and techniques used in today’s workplace. Students do not require mathematical knowledge beyond high school level algebra, although introductory calculus knowledge facilitates understanding in a few areas such as matrices, vectors and rates of change.

The ultimate goal of the course is familiarity with the strengths and limitations of these tools so that successful learners return to their workplaces with sufficient knowledge of these tools to ask appropriate questions of the available data, the tools and techniques used in analyses of the data, and the strength of any inferences made. Master’s Degree students in Healthcare Analytics desiring more in-depth analytics application knowledge will pursue elective courses in ANLY.

Essential Informatics Skills I & II (HCIN515/HCIN520)

These are the keystones course for the Program in Healthcare Informatics. Graduate students engage in a 6-credit, 2-semester course that exposes them to the full range of HIT implementation challenges facing healthcare systems today. One full day face-to-face session is required during each semester to demonstrate critical interpersonal skills mastery. Students do not require knowledge of healthcare systems beyond that contained in ISEM541 Healthcare Systems.

The ultimate goal of the course is familiarity with basic techniques and current best practices for the planning, evaluation, implementation, adoption and optimization of healthcare IT systems. The successful learner will be able to lead multidisciplinary teams, plan and execute HIT projects, facilitate change, communicate effectively with all staff, intervene with problem adopters, and advise on HIT compliance issues.


Elective Courses (totaling 15 credits)

Candidates for the Master’s degree in Healthcare Informatics will select, with the approval of their faculty mentor, at least 12 credit hours of graduate level courses from the Harrisburg University course catalog. This allows individual students to obtain educational experiences that apply directly to their personal interests and goals within the broad scope of healthcare informatics.

The following courses are likely to be among those selected:

ANLY 500         Analytics I: Principles and Applications

ANLY 506         Exploratory Data Analysis

ANLY 510         Analytics II: Principles and Applications

ANLY 512         Data Visualization

ANLY 515         Risk Modeling and Assessment

ANLY 525         Quantitative Decision-Making

CISC 520          Data Mining and Engineering

CISC 525          Big Data Architecture

ISEM 500         Strategic Information Systems Planning, Engineering & Management

ISEM 501         Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Principles

ISEM 525         Business Process Modeling and Workflow Systems

ISEM 565         Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems

LTMS 645        Graphics for Learning

MGMT 510      Business Strategy and Management Principles

MGMT 511      Digital and Global Organization

MGMT 520      Professional Communication

MGMT 560      Organizational Leadership

PMGT 510       Principles of Project Management

PMGT 540       Planning and Executing Projects

 

Experiential Learning (totaling 6 credits) required

GRAD 695 Research Methodology and Writing

And/or HCIN 699 Applied Project in Healthcare Informatics