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Healthcare Informatics

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HCI 293 HCI - New Student Orientation • 4 Cr.

This course prepares students in the Healthcare Informatics program for transition into baccalaureate-level study. Students gain an understanding of program expectations, campus resources, and strategies for success in an online learning environment. Critical reading, research, and writing skills are included. Additionally, students make connections with HCI faculty, staff and peers, develop learning management system user skills and establish a learning portfolio. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 293.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course prepares students in the Healthcare Informatics program for transition into baccalaureate-level study. Students gain an understanding of program expectations, campus resources, and strategies for success in an online learning environment. Student success is promoted through managed remote study approaches, working in remote teams, writing that focuses on business and technical writing. Students learn how to define problems and analyze data for evidence-based solutions. The case study approach to learning is introduced. This course also introduces strategies for identifying student strengths, finding mentors, networking, and building a resume by working on an experience-based project to apply concepts learned in the program. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 301 US Healthcare Policies and Delivery Systems • 5 Cr.

Introduction to healthcare systems in the United States. Students will identify laws, regulations, standards, initiatives, and payment systems; learn the impact of policies and procedures applicable to the various healthcare organizations; and gain an appreciation of the roles and disciplines of providers throughout the US healthcare system. Includes comparison of the national and international healthcare systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 301.

Description starting Summer 2021

To understand the complexities and nuances of the US healthcare systems we look to the past to discover how war, policy changes, and reforms have shaped the US healthcare system of today. We look at how healthcare is delivered to patients, how it is financed, and how providers are paid. We compare the US to international healthcare systems. The purpose of this course is to provide a solid basis of understanding of the US healthcare system: we examine its strengths and weaknesses, how it is financed and governed, and how it compares to other nations. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 302 Healthcare Safety & Quality Management • 5 Cr.

Covers general safety and quality processes in the US healthcare system, including care processes, legislative, regulatory, and accreditation processes. Includes policies and procedures pertaining to patient safety, healthcare quality, data confidentiality, privacy, release of information, and professional and practice-related ethical issues. Introduces basic statistical methods used to analyze healthcare data. Prerequisite: MATH 130 and acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 302.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course covers healthcare quality management, including organizational and nursing management, quality reporting, and the regulatory and accreditation process. Quality in healthcare includes patient safety and experience, infection control, utilization management, and organizational performance. The students are introduced to types of quality reporting and indicators, surveys, key performance metrics, education, and compliance. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 310 Essentials of Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

Examines the role of healthcare informatics in improving healthcare quality and safety. Covers electronic health records, health information exchange, consumer information needs, global health, public health informatics, and clinical information systems. Also looks at trends in health information technologies at the organizational and patient level. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 310.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course covers the range of topics that are included in healthcare informatics. A key topic covered is the types of information technology found in healthcare organizations, including electronic health records, supply chain, financial systems, and other systems that support healthcare technology. Another subject reviewed is types of data used in healthcare that support standards, interoperability, analytics, master data management, and population health. These topics are applied in the areas of quality, usability, process, leadership, and change management. This course provides the framework for understanding how these topics relate to each other and are applied in healthcare informatics. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 315 Electronic Health Records • 5 Cr.

Provides students with a broad overview of electronic health record (EHR) design, implementation, and use of EHRs. Includes promises and pitfalls of EHRs, role of EHR in improving care quality and safety, and pros and cons of different EHR design. Government and regulatory agency requirements for EHR implementation and use will be covered along with the role of EHR users in design and implementation. Prerequisite: HCI 310 and acceptance into the program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 315.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course provides a broad overview of the electronic health record, the primary source of patient data in healthcare organizations. The foundational elements of the electronic health record are the types of data that are used in the application to diagnose and treat patients and the equipment and infrastructure needed to support the electronic records. This course also reviews the functional areas of electronic health records, including computerized physician order entry, patient information and revenue management, ancillary, and medication management. The primary focus of the electronic health record emphasizes usability and design for the acute care setting. Furthermore, this course also covers the use of EHRs in clinical, ambulatory, and skilled nursing and long-term care facilities. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 320 HCI Data Standards & Interoperability • 5 Cr.

Covers standards designed to enable interoperability of healthcare information systems. Includes benefits and challenges of healthcare systems interoperability along with data standards (HL7 v2, HL7 v3 RIM, CDA, SNOMED) that support interoperability. Students will learn how data standards are incorporated into national regulations and health information exchange. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and acceptance into the program, or permission of the instructor. May be concurrently enrolled in HCI 310. Previously HCML 320.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course defines the range of data standards that provide interoperability and systemic integration, and further defines the types of data standards available across the continuum of healthcare. Concepts describe how the types of data management work, including master data management, data governance, and metadata management. This provides students the foundation for data storage and mapping. Students also learn the use of data warehouses, data marts, and data lakes, which are the concepts behind health information exchanges. Types of data covered include medical, healthcare, and patient data. Students learn concepts like census management and calculation of service days, diagnostic and reimbursement data. They also learn to track important marketing data like quality reporting and patient satisfaction scoring. Finally, students learn about hospital operational data like supplies, staffing, revenue, and financial data. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 330 Teaching and Training in Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

Successful implementation of HIT requires extensive training. This course addresses general and special issues associated with adult learning in healthcare information technology. Covers training methods used for diverse, interdisciplinary audiences. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and acceptance into the program, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 330.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course addresses general and special issues associated with adult learning in healthcare information technology. Covers training methods used for diverse, interdisciplinary audiences. Topics include defining training needs, course design and development, evaluation, and assessment. Students assess ways to motivate and engage adult learners and develop methods for virtual and in-person course delivery. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 350 Usability and User Centered Design • 5 Cr.

This course covers the role of human factors, usability, and user centered design in healthcare. Presents the impact of clinical information system design and usability on risk for medical errors. Students will evaluate usability testing methods appropriate for the type of healthcare setting and user characteristics along with system redesign to improve usability. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and HCI 315, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 350.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course covers the approaches and strategies in user-centered design in healthcare. Students will study usability and user experience (UX) and apply basic design principles, design thinking, process design and prototyping, testing, and evaluation to healthcare information systems. The course introduces current methods for usability assessment and building requirements in different healthcare settings. Topics also include agile approaches and planning and methods for innovation. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 360 Healthcare Information Seeking and Evaluation • 3 Cr.

Covers theory and practices related to health information seeking and evaluation. Includes determination of information needs by healthcare professionals and consumers, conversion of a given information need into a searchable question, selection of appropriate search tools, conducting the information search, and evaluating search results. Prerequisites: HCI 310 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 390.

Description starting Summer 2021

Do you find yourself googling your healthcare symptoms? So do 65% of the population! This course will help you understand the theory and methodology behind every search. We look at what compels a patient or provider to seek healthcare information. What if they don't find what they're looking for? How can the healthcare system provide pathways to quality information sources for the health information consumer? This and more is yours to discover in this course. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 380 Healthcare Code Sets & Clinical Terminologies • 5 Cr.

Covers structured terminology systems currently in use in healthcare settings, including medical, nursing, laboratory and other allied health terminologies. Includes historical development and use of terminologies, revision processes, use in electronic health records as well as requirements for statistical reporting. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and HCI 315 with the grades of C or higher, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 380.

HCI 385 Consumer Health Informatics • 5 Cr.

This course focuses on consumer healthcare information needs, information seeking behaviors, and information sources. Topics include social networks, patient portals and information sources focused on health conditions. Additional focus will be given to development, use and regulation of personal health records as well as evaluation of health condition specific information available on the web. Prerequisite: HCI 310 with the grades of C or higher, or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 385.

HCI 398 Professional Portfolio • V1-5 Cr.

This course allows students to work directly with a faculty member to develop an E-portfolio that can be evaluated for award of non-traditional credit for prior experiential learning. Prerequisite: Admission into program or permission of instructor.

HCI 399 HCI Independent Study • V1-5 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects and independent study by an individual student. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

HCI 405 Health and Information Literacy • 5 Cr.

Healthcare informatics professionals are at the forefront of current initiatives aimed at providing consumer-centric healthcare. Success of these initiatives depends on thorough understanding of concepts associated with health and information literacy. Students will develop skills needed to assess health and information literacy, locate, evaluate and effectively use information appropriate to meet consumer health information needs. Prerequisite: HCI 360 or permission of the instructor. Previously HCTM 405.

HCI 410 Healthcare Clinical Systems Analysis • 5 Cr.

Presents strategies and tools for systems analysis and the development of user and systems requirements. Emphasis is on capturing and evaluating the needs of various stakeholders including physicians, nurses, patients, and caregivers, as well as meeting health information technology general practices and regulations, and covers techniques to analyze and model healthcare processes. Prerequisite: HCI 310 and 315 with C or higher, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 410.

Description starting Summer 2021

As an informatics professional, your main role is to bridge the gap between clinical process and technology. This course prepares you for this role by presenting strategies and tools to develop, analyze, and model healthcare processes and systems. Emphasis is on capturing and evaluating the needs and requirements of various stakeholders, including physicians, nurses, patients, and caregivers. In addition, students will learn how to satisfy information technology general practices and regulations. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and HCI 315, both with a C or higher, or permission of instructor.

HCI 435 Healthcare Informatics Systems Operation • 5 Cr.

Covers all aspects of healthcare clinical information system implementation and administration. Includes vendor selection, implementation planning, system customization, configuration and testing, user training, key issues, best practices, and adherence to healthcare standards and regulations. Prerequisite: HCI 310 and 315, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 435.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course covers all the functions and practices in healthcare system operations. The foundations of system operations that support healthcare information technology are the physical hardware that includes data storage, networking, and the use of cloud services, and the virtual management of data. It also includes programs and applications that include databases, data warehouses, and data lakes, and the inventory of programs in application portfolios. Standards and interoperability are enforced through data standards, interfaces, and governance. This class also covers data center management topics in system performance, help desk, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, e-Discovery, and contract management. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 450 Healthcare Analytics and Quality • 5 Cr.

Explores the scope and role of data and data analytics in healthcare. Covers data management concepts including data governance, validation, storage and retrieval. Covers healthcare database design and creation. Introduces basic analytic techniques used to generate findings for interpretation and techniques used to meet end user needs for visualizing and interpreting results. Prerequisites: HCI 302 and MATH 130 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 450.

Description starting Summer 2021

Explores the scope and role of data and data analytics in healthcare. Covers data management concepts including data mapping and architecture, governance, validation, storage and maintenance. Introduces basic analytic techniques used to generate findings for interpretation and techniques used to meet end-user needs for visualizing and reporting results. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 456 Healthcare Data Visualization • 5 Cr.

Presents students with best practices for healthcare data management with a focus on visualization of healthcare data analysis. Students will utilize best practices in data governance to ensure that data quality is maintained throughout the analytics process. Strategies for extracting data from disparate databases will be covered along with data transformation and loading into formats suitable for analysis. Prerequisites: HCI 302, HCI 450 and MATH 130 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 456.

Description starting Summer 2021

A picture tells a thousand words; it can also show a 1000 or more data points! Learn how to tell the story of data by making it a visualization. Learn about various sources of healthcare data including how it is stored and managed. Learn multiple formats and tools for visualizing the data. Examine how to access, extract, transform, and load data from many sources and formats. Students will utilize best practices in data governance to ensure that data quality is maintained throughout the analytics process. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 460 Leading Change in Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

Prepares students for leadership roles in healthcare informatics. Covers leadership characteristics, roles and responsibilities in healthcare informatics. Topics include leadership theories, responsibilities, and skills. Addresses the unique role of leaders in managing transformational change in healthcare informatics. Students will assess their own leadership skills and develop plans for lifelong learning as leaders in healthcare informatics. Prerequisites: HCI 310 and acceptance into program, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 460.

Description starting Summer 2021

Prepares students for leadership roles in healthcare informatics. Covers leadership characteristics, roles and responsibilities in healthcare informatics. Topics include leadership theories, responsibilities, and skills. Addresses the unique role of leaders in managing transformational change in healthcare informatics. Students will assess their own leadership skills and develop plans for lifelong learning as leaders in healthcare informatics. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 465 HCI Field Studies/Capstone Orientation • 2 Cr.

This course prepares students for the HCI Capstone and Field Studies courses. Students will prepare professional goals, objectives as well as a personal mission statement, vision and career strategic plan. Students taking Field Studies (HCI 475) work with possible mentors to identify and secure a site for their Field Studies while students taking Capstone (HCI 485) identify their paper topic, evaluate writing skills, and begin the research process. Previously HCTM 465. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course prepares students for the HCI Capstone and Field Studies courses. Students will prepare a professional job search strategy and marketing strategy for a career in informatics. Students will also work with healthcare professionals to develop a proposal for a project plan that will be used in the field study (HCI 475) or capstone (HCI 485) courses. Prerequisite: Admission into HCI program or permission of instructor.

HCI 470 Healthcare Analytics Applications • 5 Cr.

Analyze strategies, benefits and limitations of data analytics in various healthcare environments. In the context of case studies, evaluate, select and apply analytics tools and methods to support key clinical, operational and financial decisions. Prerequisites: HCI 456, or permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 470.

Description starting Summer 2021

Apply statistical and graphical analysis approaches to healthcare analytics. Course focuses on DMAIC, a process improvement method that emphasizes metrics and analysis, and applying outcomes to develop control plans. Key topics include defining user requirements, factors that are critical to quality, and methods to define process capability and benchmarking. Various statistical software will be examined. Prerequisite: HCI 450 or permission of instructor.

HCI 475 Healthcare Informatics Field Studies • 4 Cr.

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the healthcare environment through industry internship or practicum. Previously HCTM 475. Prerequisite: HCI 465 and permission of instructor.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the program curriculum through direct observation at a healthcare organization and the application of an informatics project. Prerequisite: HCI 465 and permission of instructor.

HCI 485 Healthcare Informatics Capstone • 5 Cr.

This course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of program curriculum through development of a research question, completion of a literature review, and successful submission of a scholarly paper. Previously HCTM 485. Prerequisite: HCI 465 and permission of instructor.

Description starting Summer 2021

This course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the program curriculum through the application of informatics analytical and statistical approaches to an organizational healthcare topic. Prerequisite: HCI 465 and permission of instructor.

HCI 494 Special Topics • V1-5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in healthcare informatics. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 494.

HCI 495 Special Topics • V1-5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in healthcare informatics. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 495.

HCI 496 Special Topics • V1-5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in healthcare informatics. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 496.

HCI 497 Special Topics • V1-5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Topics focus on new and emerging trends in healthcare informatics. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Previously HCTM 497.