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CSCI U315. Networking Technology (3)                                                                                                                                                  Basic concepts of computer networks, data telecommunication and distributed applications, including network topology, hardware, software, protocol, security, and the implications of network technologies on the deployment and implementation of networked systems. Not for CS or CIS major credit. Prerequisites: CSCI U300 or INFO U303 or consent of instructor.

CSCI U325. Fundamentals of Relational Database Management Systems (3)                                                                            Basic architecture, structures, and query languages. Topics include design and implementation of RDBMS, relational data models, conceptual modeling, data independence, specification of data requirements, normalization, recovery and security. Not for CS or CIS major credit. Prerequisites: CSCI U300 or INFO U305 or consent of instructor.

INFO U201. Concepts of Information Management and Systems(3)                                                                                          Theoretical foundations of organization of information; cognitive structures and processing of data, information, knowledge, and understanding information uses and users. The integrated and interdisciplinary nature of information science and computer science is introduced and developed through case studies and examples from concentration disciplines: business, education, communication, and healthcare settings. Prerequisite: INFO U101 or CSCI U138 or CSCI U150.

INFO U303. Organizational Informatics and IT Platforms (3)                                                                                                        Needs, uses and consequences of information in organizational contexts, information technology platforms, architectures and infrastructures, functional areas and processes, information-based products and services, the use of and redefining role of information technology, sociotechnical structures, and the rise and transformation of information-based industries. Prerequisite: INFO U201 or consent of instructor.

INFO U305. Social Informatics (3)                                                                                                                                                                  Key social research and perspectives on the use of information and communication technologies, information ethics, relevant legal frameworks, popular and controversial uses of technology, digital divides, and multicultural issues of information management. Prerequisites: INFO U303 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

INFO U307. Systematic Innovation (3)                                                                                                                                    Methodologies, tools, skills, and knowledgebase supporting a repeatable, structured, and disciplined approach to innovative problem solving, brainstorming, and alternative thinking including, but not limited to: useful/harmful feature analysis, problem formulator diagraming, selection and application of innovation operators, and the innovation situation questionnaire. Prerequisites: 24 credit hours or consent of instructor.

INFO U345. Technical Presentation and Communication (3)                                                                                                              The art of effective creation of formal oral and written communications in a professional environment using modern technology to assist in writing and presentation. Covered topics include using word processing software to ease the research process, evaluation of information sources, the proper use of visual aids such as PowerPoint, the creation of video presentations, effective speech writing, power-speaking methods and techniques, and methods of persuasive writing in the professional work. Prerequisites: INFO U101 or CSCI U138 or CSCI U150.

INFO U415. E-Commerce and the Internet (3)                                                                                                                        Coordination and cultural challenges, value creation opportunities, and information management issues associated with various forms of electronic commerce including electronic data interchange, the World Wide Web, and the Internet in today's global economy. Prerequisite: CSCI U315 or consent of instructor.

INFO U421. Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems Technology (3)                                                                                  Data warehousing, online analytical processing, and decision support systems. Topics include design and architectural issues, cost effectiveness, management concerns, data integrity, deployment, and maintenance issues.                                    Prerequisite: CSCI U325 or consent of instructor.

INFO U441. IT Project Management (3)                                                                                                                                      Breakdown, estimation, leadership of a diverse team, and the use of tools to ensure the completion of deliverables within budget and on schedule. Students taking the health informatics minor focus on applications in healthcare settings. Prerequisites: INFO U415 and senior standing or consent of instructor.

INFO U450. Executive IT Management (3)                                                                                                                                            Issues and challenges facing IT executives including IT alignment and governance, consensus, executive leadership, oversight, return-on-investment analysis, project management, and risk management. Students taking the health informatics minor focus on applications in healthcare settings. Prerequisite: Senior standing and INFO U345, or consent of instructor.

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 U250. Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration (3)                                                                                          Management, communication, and problem-solving as they relate to human resources, quality assurance, finance, budgeting and reimbursement in a healthcare setting. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing 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. 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.

HIMS U413. Healthcare Technology and the Electronic Health Record (3)                                                                            Network configurations and functions including the latest developments and applications in electronic health records (EHR) and the implementation of the EHR in the healthcare industry. Prerequisite: HIMS U302 or consent of instructor.

HIMS U417. 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 U450. Healthcare Quality Management and Performance Improvement (3)                                                          Database formats and structures, query techniques, document classification, 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 efficient 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.

HIMS U425. Public Policy Trends in Health Information (3)                                                                                              Fundamentals of financial management and accounting concepts in the healthcare environment with specific application to the health informatics or health information management professional’s everyday roles and responsibilities. Topics include revenue management, cost management, variance management, and contracting.  Prerequisite: HIMS 201, and HIMS 302 or consent of instructor.

HIMS U499. Senior Seminar in Health Information Management (3)                                                                                        Capstone experience integrating knowledge of health information systems, health information management, and health informatics (the combination of health and information technology) and investigating current innovations in these technologies in a healthcare setting with emphasis on research, written, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Health Informatics or consent of instructor.

*Technical Electives (6)        Electives Related to Major (9)*