HIT 5303 Safety and Security in Applied Health Informatics - School of Biomedical Informatics

HI 5303 Security for Health Information Systems

(web-based instruction)
3 semester credit hours

This course will address security issues as they impact health information systems. Physical security of the hardware and software including redundancy, back up and restricted access will be discussed. Security and appropriateness of access will be addressed in terms of both hardware and software solutions. Data integrity, audit ability and system integrity will be considered along with the unique problems, such as the hacking of implantable devices, wired, wireless, and cellular networks, as well as the challenges of personally owned devices. Solutions to these concerns will be discussed in terms of industry standards, those, which already exist, and those, which are still evolving. Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule, including the requirement for an annual risk analysis will be covered.  Students will write and evaluation policies, analyze security regulations, and conduct a mock risk analysis.