Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
Organization Course Number:
Health 309: Healthcare Informatics
15 weeks (40 weeks)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 healthcare informatics


The course objective is to explain and analyze issues in healthcare informatics, as well as related topics like healthcare databases, electronic health records, telehealth services and healthcare informatics trends.

Learning Outcomes:

  • explain the concept of meaningful use and its impact on healthcare informatics
  • demonstrate the need for EHR by identifying the ways it improves healthcare outcomes
  • differentiate between the phases of project development
  • analyze examples of consumer informatics and how they are used to improve healthcare
  • analyze common security threats and describe strategies to protect healthcare information from them

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to healthcare informatics
  • Using data and databases in health care informatics
  • Electronic health records and evidence-based practices
  • Best practices in information technology
  • Project development
  • Consumer informatics
  • Telehealth overview
  • Health care professionals and technology evaluation
  • Trends in health care informatics
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials