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DNP students are scheduled to take BIME 530 Medical Informatics (Fall Quarter) to fulfill the 3-credit informatics requirement. MN students can take BIME 530 or other informatics courses available on the UW Seattle campus to fulfill the requirement.

Below are recommendations for MN students. The offerings and descriptions of these courses may change during the year. Please consult UW Course Catalog and as needed email the instructor for updated information. If you find excellent informatics courses that are not listed here, please let us know.

HSERV 509 Public Health and Informatics (3) 

Introduction to the emerging field of public health informatics. Covers general public health topics as well as key public health informatics issues and applications. Evaluates a public health information system. Prerequisite: either BIME 530 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with BIME 533.

BIME 533 Public Health and Informatics (3) Turner 

Introduction to the emerging field of public health informatics. Covers general public health topics as well as key public health informatics issues and applications. Evaluates a public health information system. Prerequisite: either BIME 530 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 509; W.

BIME 554 Biomedical Information Interactions and Design (4) Pratt 

Introduction to theoretical frameworks and research methodologies that underpin the study of human-information interactions and the design of biomedical information systems to support them. Emphasis on understanding informational needs and specifications that drive the design of health information systems. Offered: Sp.

IMT 550 Policy, Law, and Ethics in Information Management (3) 

Select concepts, processes, and issues related to the organizational contexts within which information professionals practice. Topics include information as public/private good, intellectual property, privacy, confidentiality, information liability, and information policy. Focus on contemporary issues affecting the role of the information manager. Instructor Course Description: Margaret A Searle Ricardo J Gomez

IMT 551 Foundations of Organizational Information Assurance (3) 

Examines concepts, elements, strategies, skills related to the life cycle of information assurance - involving policies, practices, mechanisms, dissemination, and validation - that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems. Analysis of the information assurance planning process, including determination and analysis of information assurance organization goals, the threat spectrum, risk, and legal and ethical issues.

HIHIM 510 Enterprise Systems and Electronic Health Records (3)

Covers industry drivers, development, compliance framework, and certification of electronic health record systems status and operations addressed through strategic decision making and leadership: data movement among enterprise clinical, business, administrative systems to legal health record; and barrier and benefit assessment within major institutional culture and technology initiative changes.

HIHIM 520 Law, Policy, and Ethics in Health Informatics and Health Care (3)

Explores the laws, policies, and issues involved in oversight and management of health data and health information systems. Defines the legal health record and the requirements, role, and uses. Covers the legal and ethical framework, issues and concepts, and the role of e-discovery on the emerging health data environment.

HIHIM 525 Database Concepts and Applications in Health Informatics (3)

Provides an overview of data models, architecture platforms, and relational database theory and technology. Covers design and uses of databases in patient record systems, registries and indexes, and health databases, security, privacy and ethical issues, database design, data integrity, field properties, tables, reports, queries, and data retrieval.

HIHIM 530 Privacy and Security in Electronic Environments (3)

Covers the laws, regulations, policies, and practice related to the confidentiality, privacy, and security of health information in an electronic environment. Federal and state laws and regulations require specific performance in the acquisition, use, storage, and maintenance of health information. Examines systems and practices.

HIHIM 535 Clinical Vocabularies, Terminologies, Classifications, and Mapping (3)

Covers clinical terminologies, classifications, and mapping, which provides information on taxonomies and metadata, information objects, and classification theory in organizing information in an electronic system. Includes current initiatives in terminologies and data mapping in electronic health record systems.

HIHIM 540 Community Health Information and Information Exchange (2)

Covers community and consumer health informatics associated with health services provides; electronic health records that address internal and external standards; accreditation and regulatory requirements needed to provide quality care; and health information exchange from policy to implementation.

HIHIM 550 Healthcare Data Management - Health Record to Enterprise (2)

Covers the conceptualization, design, and management of data initiatives and knowledge needed by the healthcare enterprise. Reviews data integrity principles and guidelines to determine methodology for evaluation development and management of internal and external information requirements.

HIHIM 555 EHR/HI Systems Operations and Improvement (2)

Addresses leadership and management of an organization's health information assets that are required as the nation transitions to interoperable health information systems.