BMI 6315 Advanced Electronic Health Records

(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of advanced informatics competencies
Prerequisite: BMI 5313 or consent of instructor

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide informatics students with an in-depth overview of the key concepts regarding implementation of a clinically-oriented information system (e.g., an electronic medical record, computer-based provider order entry, nursing 5). The course will strive to present “best practices” in cases which there is evidence to support such assertions. The course will rely heavily upon the published literature as well as the experience of the instructors.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • Identify the components of the Sittig & Singh 8-dimension socio-technical model of safe and effective electronic health records (EHRs).
  • Summarize the evidence basis for the Office of the National Coordinator’s SAFER EHR guides.
  • Understand the historical context for the focus on healthcare safety and quality, and the potential impacts of EHR’s in this context.
  • Apply the Sittig/Singh model and the SAFER EHR guides to case studies and site visits of leading healthcare organizations.
  • Analyze healthcare organization approaches to ensure healthcare safety and quality with their EHR environments.
  • Evaluate implementation and management practices within complex and healthcare organizations.
  • Create a persuasive recommendation for a unique and ongoing challenge within the EHR-enabled healthcare system.