HSM 650 Health IT and Clinical Transformation

(3-0-3) An introduction to implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange. The course recognizes that management of EHRs is increasingly important as a result of national healthcare policy, regulatory pressures, the need for information "on demand" at the point of care, and the focus on integration and "meaningful use" of electronic health information. The course will focus heavily on clinical transformation, which is the most difficult and critical component of achieving improved clinical outcomes and efficiencies from EHRs.