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  • HIM 300 - Managing Health Information Services
    This course will explore the manager's role as it relates to planning, organizing, HRM, budgeting, supervising, evaluation, service delivery, and marketing. Further exploration will center around areas such as organizational development and culture; evolution of organizations; response to change; individual motivation; group dynamics; leadership styles; inter-departmental relations, decision-making; communication; team building; conflict resolution; managing change.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HSM 301 or HSM 315
  • HIM 301 - Healthcare Information Analysis
    Emphasis will be placed on analysis methodologies and the concomitant use of current data analysis software, such as query and reporting tools, on-line analytical processing (OLAP), executive information systems and data mining tools. The key concept will be methods of transforming data into meaningful information for end-users. Analysis techniques include: trending through the use of historical data, impact analysis, variance analysis, and data modeling to allow for scenario testing. The identification of data sources such as Management Information Systems (MIS), the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), as well as other financial, clinical and demographic data repositories, will also be covered.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HSM 301
  • HIM 302 - Health Information Systems Management
    This course takes a systems perspective in terms of database management, quality management and utilization management. Database management covers the full spectrum of definitions, data standards in terms of integrity, reliability and consistency, data transforming and cleaning prior to storage, and record linkage. Quality assurance and utilization management topics cover issues such as integrated/managed care with a focus on both process and outcome within an interactive cycle, identification of sentinel events and the development of indicators for measurement. Finally, product analysis and selection, including the RFP (request for proposal) process, will also be addressed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HIM 301
  • HIM 303 - Intro to Health Coding Classification
    This course introduces and applies current ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) standard classification systems that are used to catalogue and retrieve data in healthcare systems. Emphasis is on developing practical coding skills that maintain data quality. Students will also develop an understanding of how data collected under a variety of classification systems are linked to inform decision-making by policy-makers and managers.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HSM 301
  • HIM 305 - Introduction to Health Informatics
    This course introduces how information technology is applied in healthcare services. Several concepts, including electronic health records (EHR), eHealth, "infostructure" and their applications in the practice of evidence-based management are explored. A specific focus is on implementing EHR in Canada and other jurisdictions. Ethical issues and health information management are studied. Students also learn how simple software applications are used in healthcare domains.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • HIM 306 - Healthcare Interoperability
    This course provides a foundation on healthcare data, information and knowledge sharing. A specific focus is the importance of interoperability between diverse and distributed systems. New care processes are analyzed and presented through case studies. Various electronic data interchange standards and healthcare coding terminologies are introduced. Students work with standards like SNOMED CT, HL7, and create care information contents in a simulated environment.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HIM 305
  • HIM 307 - Human-Computer Interfaces in Healthcare
    This course introduces fundamental concepts of Human-Computer Interface (HCI) design, usability issues, and integration within the healthcare delivery processes. Fundamentals of human interaction with computers including mental models, multimedia user interface, network-based interactions and visual design principles are introduced. HCI in computerized physician order-entry systems, speech interfaces, computer-based tutoring systems for training health professionals, patient monitoring systems, information-retrieval systems and clinical decision-support systems are analyzed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HIM 305
  • HIM 403 - Managerial Accounting and Finance
    This course focuses on the unique financial management features, reporting policies and analytic tools in health services organizations. It examines different types of budgets including capital and operating budgets, fixed and variable budgets, financial activity budgets and also operating plans. It describes budgetary processes and tools and discusses capital expenditure plans, cash flow forecasts and variance analysis. Financial measurements, reporting and evaluations strategies are discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ACC 100 and HIM 301
  • HIM 404 - Introduction to Health Economics
    This course introduces and applies fundamental economic principles to the health care field. Topics covered include the relevance of markets and incentives to healthcare policy and services, insurance, payment schemes and the economic evaluation of healthcare technologies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • HIM 405 - Issues in Health Information Management
    This course is designed to facilitate in-depth analysis of key trends and issues in health information management and to explore their implications for management practice. The course will examine current health information management delivery systems, their legislative, political, economic and social complexities, and their ability to influence and be influenced by health care professionals. Issues addressed will vary in response to developments in the field. Students will be asked to critically analyze these trends and issues in terms of their impact on the management of health information as a whole, the provider-client relationship, etc.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HIM 404
  • HIM 406 - Practicum Seminar
    This course is offered in conjunction with HIM 407. Students and faculty supervisors establish learning contracts detailing the terms and conditions of fieldwork placements. Mid and final seminars provide an opportunity for students to apply theory and collectively share their experiences. This is a graded course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • HIM 407 - Practicum
    Students and faculty supervisors establish learning contracts detailing the terms and conditions of fieldwork placements. Subsequent Seminars provide an opportunity for students to apply theory and collectively share their experiences.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • HIM 408 - Statistics for Health Services Managers
    This course introduces principles of statistics for use in health services. Topics include study design, sampling, description, summary, and hypothesis testing. Students apply methods such as ANOVA, correlation, chi-square and multiple regression using statistics software. The applied approach develops knowledge and skills necessary to understand health services research and practice evidence-based management.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00