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BMI 6328 Value in the Health Data Eco-System

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based and classroom instruction
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 a health information technology-enabled environment. Data and information are assets and a strategic resource for an organization that can add value or cause major disruptions. An understanding of the relationships and use of data and its interdependencies are essential to manage an organization. Improving healthcare requires knowledge of the intersections between data systems and relationships, data governance, data definitions, representative metrics, evidence-based interventions and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • Describe the impact of data on health care payment models.
  • Distinguish how quality and value are defined and influence health care delivery in the United States.
  • Evaluate the representations and proxies of health in databases.
  • Assess the value, opportunities, and challenges encountered when utilizing data and information for a chosen health care topic.
  • Synthesize evidence, value and measurement in healthcare.