Subject
  • HCI
  • Change subject
Classes offered

Healthcare Informatics

Need more info? Visit the Healthcare Informatics website.

HCI 293 Onboarding to Healthcare Informatics • 5 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. 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 Evolution of Healthcare in the United States • 5 Cr.

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 Quality Management • 5 Cr.

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 Foundations of Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

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 Fundamentals of Electronic Health Records • 5 Cr.

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 Data Standards in Healthcare Informatics • 5 Cr.

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 • 5 Cr.

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 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 Seeking & Evaluating Digital Health Information • 5 Cr.

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.

You've heard of medical terminology but what about structured terminology systems? Medical vocabularies, classification systems, and code sets represent everything from a medical diagnosis, to how much a patient is billed for the service they received. They are used in a variety of healthcare settings, including medical, nursing, laboratory, and allied health. In this course, we look at several terminologies, classification systems, and code sets including their historical development, revision process, and how and when they are used in healthcare systems, billing, and reporting. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at BC.

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 410 Healthcare Clinical Systems Analysis • 5 Cr.

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 Systems Operations • 5 Cr.

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 Data Analytics • 5 Cr.

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.

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. Prerequisite: Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

HCI 465 Experiential Learning Preparation • 2 Cr.

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 Statistical Analytics & Application • 5 Cr.

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 Study • 4 Cr.

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 • 4 Cr.

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.