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Course Listing

INFO U201 – Concepts of Information Management & Systems (3)

(Prerequisite:  CSCI U138) Theoretical foundations of organization of information; cognitive structures and processing of data, information, knowledge, and understanding information uses and users.

INFO U211 – Microcomputer Organization (3)

(Prerequisite:  CSCI U138 or consent) Introduction to the major features of operating system software, the primary functions of CPU’s, hardware and software configurations. Assembly and disassembly of microcomputer systems.

INFO U307 – Systematic Innovation (3)
(Prerequisite: 24 credit hours or consent) Methodologies, tools, skills, and knowledgebase supporting a repeatable, structured, and disciplined approach to innovative problem solving, brainstorming, and alternative thinking.

INFO U303 – Organizational Informatics & IT Platforms (3)
(Prerequisite: INFO U201 or consent) Needs, uses and consequences of information in organizational contexts, information technology platforms, and the rise and transformation of information-based industries.

INFO U305 – Social Informatics (3)
(Prerequisite: INFO U303, equivalent or consent) Key social research and perspectives on the use of information and communication technologies, ethics, digital divides and social issues related to information technology.

CSCI U315 – Network Technology (3)
(Prerequisite: CSCI U300 or INFO U303 or consent) Basic concepts of computer networks, data telecommunications and distribution applications, including network technology hardware, security and systems.

INFO U415 – E-Commerce and the Internet (3)
(Prerequisite: CSCI U315 or consent) Coordination and cultural challenges, value creation and issues related to the internet and global economy.

CSCI U325 – Fundamentals of Relational Databases (3)
(Prerequisite: CSCI U300 or INFO U305 or consent) Basic architecture, structures, and query languages.

INFO U421 – Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems Technology (3)
(Prerequisite: CSCI U325 or consent) Data warehousing, online processing and decision support systems. Design, architecture, integrity, and maintenance issues.

INFO U441 – IT Project Management (3)
(Prerequisite: INFO U415 and senior standing with consent) Breakdown, estimation, diverse team leadership, tools and on budget delivery skills.

INFO U450 – Executive IT Management (3)
(Prerequisite: Senior standing and INFO U345) Issues and challenges facing IT executives including leadership, consensus, ROI analysis, project and risk management.

INFO U499 – Senior Seminar (3)
(Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent) Integration of knowledge in information
management and systems. Case studies and individual study of current applications. Students will research and present new trends and analysis in groups. Portfolio development.

+HIMS U417: Healthcare Information Privacy and Security (3)
Issues in information management as they relate to the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium's 10 security domains. The role of the security domains in the context of design, implementation, and maintenance of systems to include the legal and ethical aspects of privacy and security. Case studies covering these roles are included. Prerequisite: CSCI U315 and CSCI U325 or consent of instructor.

HIMS U498: Practicum in Healthcare Information Management (3)
Supervised professional practice involving information management in a healthcare organization. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the accredited health information management application area.

HIMS U201: Understanding Healthcare Organizations (3)
Introduction to origins and evolution of current healthcare delivery systems and organizational structures, healthcare terminology and language structures, common usage, acronyms, and basic uses of information in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics also include introduction to levels of information users and information needs within a variety of healthcare organizations. Prerequisites: CSCI U138, or CSCI U150, or INFO U101, or consent of instructor.

HIMS U301: Health Informatics and Information Systems Applications (3)
Introduction to healthcare information systems to include management and administration information systems, clinical information systems, business information systems, decision support, critical care applications, information systems in education, and emergent system applications. Particular emphasis is placed on automation required for the emerging "paperless" environment and computer-based records. Prerequisite: HIMS U201 or consent of instructor.

HIMS U302: Healthcare Data Management and Information Governance (3)
Data, knowledge, and information structures, terminological control, index language functions, regulatory determinants of data collected/ stored (ex. JCAHO/HIPPA, etc.), including study of language development in healthcare systems evolution. Prerequisite: HIMS U301 or consent of instructor.

HIMS U412 OR U417 (CHOOSE ONE):

HIMS U412: Legal Aspects of Health Information Management (3)
Selected ethical issues, confidentiality, preservation and conservation of sensitive data, data maintenance and integrity preservation. Prerequisites: PHIL U211 or PHIL U310 or PHIL U311 or PHIL U321; and HIMS U302; or consent of instructor.
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HIMS U417: Healthcare Information Security (3)
Issues in information management as they relate to the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium's 10 security domains. The role of the security domains in the context of design, implementation, and maintenance of systems to include the legal and ethical aspects of privacy and security. Case studies covering these roles are included. Prerequisite: CSCI U315 and CSCI U325 or consent of instructor.

HIMS U450: Healthcare Quality Management and Performance Improvement (3)
Database formats and structures, query techniques, document classifi cation, managing large data collections, statistical applications in data management. Emphasis is placed on the discovery of methods to capture data as an important institutional resource through effi cient management of databases and data repositories, and on the importance of data collections that provide accurate outcome assessment. Prerequisite: INFO U421 or consent of instructor.

Electives (21)*
*See official catalogue for full descriptions.