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BMI 6370W Advanced Standards and Terminologies in Nursing and Health Informatics

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based instruction
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Enrollment only open to DNP students

This course will explore the history of healthcare SDOs, examining their membership and focus domain. Students will examine the role of the major SDOs and their impact on the structure and function of global healthcare delivery. The relationship between US and International Standards Organizations will be reviewed. Furthermore, the course will explore emerging standards. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast nursing terminologies and classification systems relevant to the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Students will create a nursing standard for implementation in an electronic health record (EHR) and propose a method to evaluate the standard post implementation.

Upon completing this course, students will:

  • Describe different ways standards in healthcare are developed in the US
  • Compare and contrast US healthcare standards development with other countries
  • Interpret the relationships among standards development organizations
  • Differentiate between the different terminology and classification standards relevant to EHRs
  • Explain how nursing terminologies and classification standards are relevant to EHRs
  • Assess the application of standards in clinical healthcare
  • Critique the application of standards for EHRs
  • Analyze issues of standards and interoperability for EHRs
  • Design a nursing standard for implementation in an EHR and propose a method to evaluate the standard post implementation
  • Summarize how standards and terminologies are critical in the selection, use and evaluation of health care information systems and patient care technology