Week 3 focuses on healthcare information systems (HIS), architecture and infrastructure, selection, contract management, acquisition, and implementation. In addition, you will take a closer look at management, administrative, and financial applications. As the business of healthcare becomes more complex and challenging, the role of information systems becomes more important in achieving sustainability and financial stability. Lessons learned from Week 3 will assist you in navigating the complexities in implementing health information system in your future endeavor.
Your Learning Objectives for the Week:
- Define system acquisition, implementation, lifecycle, replacement planning, and electronic data interchange in relation to the evolution of healthcare information systems.
- Assess the efficiency, effectiveness, and current software applications of an IT department.
- Examine the design, management, and maintenance of clinical information systems to maintain healthcare data security, enhance quality, decrease costs, and improve patient safety in various healthcare settings.