Informatics Major (B.S.)
The Informatics (INFO) discipline provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the relationship between information systems and people. The informatics program integrates social sciences with multidimensional information systems to develop the ability to evaluate complex information processing. Students will learn about expert, biological, and clinical decision support systems, models, and technology; management of informatics data in database management systems; informatics systems analysis, design, and implementation.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Conduct best practices in informatics while maintaining a Christian worldview.
- Apply core informatics principles and practices to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations.
- Design and maintain informatics solutions that meet desired requirements.
Delivery Format: Residential and Online
- Clinical Informatics Specialist
- Director of Clinical Informatics
- Health information systems manager
- Healthcare project manager
- Informatics Systems Analyst
Focused on improving the quality of patient care, this course will focus on quality management techniques and related decision-support practices. The evaluation of the impact of Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) on the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care data will be explored. Students will apply decision modeling techniques, incorporating comparative analysis, simulation, optimization, and decision analysis designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of decision support within the healthcare system.
Foundational view of the relationship between pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic knowledge; safe administration of medication; emphasis on the reasoning behind the selection of route, dosage, and dosing schedules of medications provided to patients across their lifespan; legal and professional issues surrounding the safe administration of medication.
Evaluates the needs of end users within the healthcare system; multi-phase project planning, evaluation, adoption, and management of new technologies centered on effectively and efficiently exchanging electronic health information; evaluation of medical practice workflows and exploration of the functional needs of end-users while analyzing the fiscal and human resource commitments needed in diverse settings.
Development of coding and classification systems; analysis of the structure and organization of the medical coding functions within the healthcare system; emphasizing the importance on ICD and CPT coding considerations, process evaluation and improvement, billing reimbursement, and related reporting issues central to effective and efficient operation and compliance.
Online Prerequisite: BMIS 200 or CSIS 100
An examination of expert, bio, and clinical decision support systems and technology; management of data in database management systems; data mining; informatics systems analysis, design, and implementation.
Offered: Resident and Online
Healthcare enterprise architecture planning, methodology, and frameworks; medical classification and coding systems including electronic health record system design and implementation.