This course provides an emphasis on the business application of health law and an orientation to the organization and administration of health organizations and health information. This includes legal and regulatory issues, marketing, utilization management, information management, and information systems. The objective of this course is to prepare students to effectively identify, use and manage health information technologies for security, regulatory and compliance issues, system acquisition, health information exchange, alignment of technology initiatives, strategic planning and assessing value in health information. (3 credits)
Associated Program Learning Outcome(s)
#9 Explain the connection between the regulatory and voluntary accrediting standards and health care policies and procedures.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Examine data governance evolution and its role in health care.
- Apply the elements of Data Governance framework.
- Compare examples of Data Governance in various health care professions.
- Interpret key components of Data Governance to the organization at a team and individual level
- Formulate an organization wide Data Governance Plan.
- Analyze the barriers to healthcare governance and determine how to overcome them through the creation of a Data Governance Plan.
- Apply working knowledge of the law to create a baseline plan for clinical governance.
- Evaluate examples of a Data Governance education model.
- Interpret the current trend of Integrated Governance and its impact in healthcare.
Course Activities and Grading
Lead/Response format Discussions: Wk 1(1), Wk 2(1), Wk 3(1), Wk 4(1), Wk 5(1), Wk 6(1), Wk 7(1) total of 7 @ 15 points each = 105 points
Individual Response or Assignment Sharing Discussions: Wk 1(1) Wk 3(1), Wk 7(x2), Wk 8 (1) total of 5 @15 points each = 75 points
Discussions = 180 points
Weekly assignments (Wk 1(1), Wk 2(2), Wk 3(2), Wk 4(1), Wk 5(2), Wk 6(1), Wk 7(2), Wk 8 (1) total of 13 @ 40 points each = 520 points
Final Project Wk 8 = 300 points
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- McSherry and Pearce. Clinical Governance. 3rd ed. Wiley Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-118-27602
Readings and Exercises
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