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MIRM 141   Computer Systems for Health Information Management Professionals* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : HCIS 255.

This course introduces students to various information systems and technologies used in non-clinical and clinical areas of healthcare. Students will also explore the emergence of electronic health records and health information exchange activities, as well as the health policy environment influencing the use of technology in healthcare. Simulation using health information systems, electronic health records, administrative information systems and encoder software is embedded in this course to provide insight into health information management operations. The importance of data quality as a foundation to meaningful information within healthcare information systems is emphasized.