HLTH402-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Health Information Management

16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course examines how Information Technology meets the information needs of health provider organisations, practitioners, and consumers and how IT can play a significant and positive role in the provision of healthcare services.

The rapid expansion of information technology, combined with an escalating demand for health services and changing patterns of health care delivery, have had a major impact on the health sector. The transition from “Industrial Age Medicine” to “Information Age Health Care” (British Medical Journal - 1997, 314, 1495) has created unprecedented pressure for new ways to provide, present, manage and monitor health information, with information technology central to these processes. Worldwide, there is now huge investment in such technology, which in one way or another is used by most health practitioners on a daily basis. Advanced training in health information management is increasingly being sought by health sector administrators and managers, technical and support staff, and clinicians whose effective performance of their role is increasingly reliant on up-to-date and well-managed information.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the HLTH402 course students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • demonstrate and distinguish between the contributions of information, information management and technology within the New Zealand health system
  • describe the major themes for the health information strategy for New Zealand
  • explore the difference between health data, information and knowledge
  • apply, describe and appreciate health classification schema/clinical coding systems
  • describe the scope and purpose of paper-based and electronic health records
  • describe the methodologies that can be used to design and develop health information and clinical decision support systems and
  • describe health information with respect to: standards, privacy, confidentiality, security and legal issues.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Waimairi 106 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Waimairi 106 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Timetable Note

Wednesday 4-6
Thursday 4-6

Course Coordinator

Ray Kirk

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online discussion #1 15% Monday 6 August 2018 to Sunday 19 August 2018
Research Essay 14 Sep 2018 35%
Online discussion #2 15% Monday 17 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018
Assignment 3 21 Sep 2018 3.5% Statement of the problem and project plan submission due
Independent project presentation 17 Oct 2018 31.5% Oral presentation

Textbooks

Most readings are available electronically through the Learn site. Some material will be distributed in class.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A Pass is 50 marks or over

Late submission of work

Late submission of work, without an approved extension will incur a 5% penalty for that assignment.

Other specific requirements

Students are expected to actively engage with the materials available on the LEARN site. Assignments must be in Times New Roman 12 point 1.5 space format.  

Students are expected to engage in the participatory activities of the course, both web and class-based.

Requests for extensions

Extensions are rarely granted, and only in extreme circumstances.

Resubmissions

Assignments may not be resubmitted.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,108.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All HLTH402 Occurrences

  • HLTH402-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018