HCM 3303: Health Informatics Principles and Practice


This course provides an overview of health information management (HIM) and HIM principles, policies, and procedures including healthcare data content, collection, quality, registries, access, and retention. This course examines the use of technology in warehousing and mining healthcare data, communicating healthcare data, and safeguarding health care data, electronic health records, and personal health records. The benefits and challenges of healthcare information systems as well as the future of health information management systems are discussed.


  1. Analyze the relation of health informatics in healthcare delivery.
  2. Articulate ethical and legal standards of health information management (HIM).
  3. Analyze the evolving structure of healthcare information systems.
  4. Identify health information management (HIM) nomenclatures and classification systems.
  5. Evaluate critical management issues in health information management (HIM).
  6. Describe the current legislative requirements for using health information systems.
  7. Explain how current healthcare information systems support patient safety.
  8. Illustrate the importance of health informatics and technology in education and research.


  1. HCM 3002


Informatics for health professionals

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2017)
Author: Mastrian, K. G., & McGonigle, D.
ISBN: 9781284102635
Price: $76.55

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