BMI 5313 - Foundations of Electronic Health Records and Clinical Information Systems

(web-based and classroom instruction)
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics components
Admission to the SBMI program of studies
Although a basic understanding of the U.S. healthcare system and healthcare delivery may be helpful, it is not required

This course is designed to provide informatics students with an overview of the key concepts regarding implementation of a clinically-oriented information system (e.g., an electronic medical record, computer-based provider order entry). The course will examine how health data are collected, how they are used and the impact of electronic records on the health data. The course will review standards, standards development, languages used, usability and issues related to information processing in health care. The course will review the impact of electronic records and patient portals on health and health care including, legal, financial, and clinical design issues. Challenges encountered during training and go-live will be discussed. Students will receive hands-on experience with an electronic health record in the training environment.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Identify the government's definition and criteria of a certified EHR.
  • Evaluate and critique an EHR product utilizing an IT model/framework
  • Describe the relationship of quality, patient safety, and the EHR.
  • Utilize Safer IT Guides in EHR design and implementation to prevent sentinel events.
  • Determine user needs in relationship to problem and requirement analysis.
  • Analyze issues with EHR and clinical information system implementation.
  • Apply core competencies needed to perform technology assessment in healthcare.
  • Evaluate clinical decision support models in healthcare.
  • Create a Feasibility Report identifying a clinical decision support model that could solve a clinical problem.