BMI 6328 Health Care Delivery in an EHR-Enabled Environment

(web-based and classroom instruction)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of the advanced informatics competencies
Prerequisite: BMI 5300

This course will expose doctoral students to an interdisciplinary research area that aims to explore the challenges of improving health care delivery and reducing costs in an EHR-enabled environment. Students will work with a large-scale claims dataset, examining the impact of this detailed data upon health care quality and reimbursement models. Specific topics may include but are not limited to chronic care management, health care coordination, patient life cycle management, system dynamics, accountable care organizations and population health management.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • Explain how individual and group behaviors influence health and public health delivery.
  • Describe how health care is financed, and distinguish how quality and value influence healthcare delivery in the United States.
  • Analyze healthcare data using quantitative and qualitative techniques to support effective decision-making.
  • Determine key drivers of change in the health care system and their impact.