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.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Assess core competencies for healthcare informatics professionals 
  • Evaluate current status and emerging trends in healthcare informatics 
  • Articulate the general functions, purposes and benefits of health information systems in various healthcare settings 
  • Analyze issues encountered when securing provider and consumer acceptance of health information exchange 
  • Appraise the role of usability in adoption of electronic health records 
  • Demonstrate critical reading skills through focused reading in healthcare informatics 
  • Describe how health data is used to improve quality and safety of patient care