NURS 672 Data Management in Healthcare

This course focuses on the management of data, focusing on the ever expanding amount of data, the applications and databases that use data, as well as the regulations governing how that data is shared. The healthcare industry faces a unique set of challenges in modernizing its infrastructure as operating solutions are needed that integrate data from a range of patient, clinical, and back office systems to healthcare providers, patients, payers, technology and pharmaceutical companies. Federal regulations mandate that data and systems are interoperable and can be used for electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE) while meeting the requirements of ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010. Students will learn about the importance of a systematic approach to identify the types of metrics that are needed to evaluate a project or program, developing metrics that support projects and programs and types of data management plans. Includes an overview of privacy issues, legislation, regulations, and accreditation standards unique to health care.