212 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
and above; GPA 2.0 overall; and consent of the faculty supervisor and advisor.
GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
(see Political Science)
HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AND SYSTEMS (HIMS)
HIMS U201. Understanding Healthcare Organizations (3) Introduction
to origins and evolution of current healthcare delivery systems
and organizational structures, healthcare terminology and language
structures, common usage, acronyms, and basic uses of information in a
variety of healthcare settings. Topics also include introduction to levels
of information users and information needs within a variety of healthcare
organizations. Prerequisites: CSCI U138, or CSCI U150, or INFO U101, or
consent of instructor.
HIMS U250. Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration (3) Management,
communication, and problem-solving as they relate to human
resources, quality assurance, finance, budgeting and reimbursement in a
healthcare setting. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
HIMS U301. Health Informatics and Information Systems Applications
(3) Introduction to healthcare information systems to include management
and administration information systems, clinical information systems,
business information systems, decision support, critical care applications,
information systems in education, and emergent system applications.
Particular emphasis is placed on automation required for the emerging
"paperless" environment and computer-based records. Prerequisite: HIMS
U201 or consent of instructor.
HIMS U302. Healthcare Data Management and Information Governance
(3) Data, knowledge, and information structures, terminological
control, index language functions, regulatory determinants of data collected/
stored (ex. JCAHO/HIPPA, etc.), including study of language development in
healthcare systems evolution. Prerequisite: HIMS U301 or consent of instructor.
HIMS U350. Healthcare Quality Improvement (3) Quality improvement
strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare information
systems and processes including Six Sigma, DMAIC, process maps, pareto
charts, control charts, root cause analysis, and cause and effect diagrams.
Quality improvement theoretical frameworks such as Donobedian's structure,
process and outcome theory, and Chassin's overuse, misuse and underuse
theories are applied. Quality improvement in the context of leadership,
person-centered, family-centered care, cost, value, and improvement
capability is demonstrated through the completion of the Institute of
Healthcare Improvement's standard modules. Prerequisite: HIMS U201 or
consent of instructor.
HIMS U412. Legal Aspects of Health Information Management (3)
Selected ethical issues, confidentiality, preservation and conservation of
sensitive data, data maintenance and integrity preservation. Prerequisites:
PHIL U211 or PHIL U310 or PHIL U311 or PHIL U321; and HIMS U302; or
consent of instructor.
HIMS U413. Healthcare Technology and the Electronic Health
Record (3) Network configurations and functions including the latest
developments and applications in electronic health records (EHR) and the
implementation of the EHR in the healthcare industry. Prerequisite: HIMS
U302 or consent of instructor.
HIMS U417. Information Privacy and Security (3) Issues in information
management as they relate to the International Information Systems
Security Certification Consortium's 10 security domains. The role of the
security domains in the context of design, implementation, and maintenance
of systems to include the legal and ethical aspects of privacy and security.
Case studies covering these roles are included. Prerequisite: CSCI U315 and
CSCI U325 or consent of instructor.
HIMS U426. Healthcare Finance (3) Fundamentals of financial management
and accounting concepts in the healthcare environment with specific
application to the health informatics or health information management
professional’s everyday roles and responsibilities. Topics include revenue
management, cost management, variance management, and contracting.
Prerequisite: HIMS 201 and HIMS 302 or consent of instructor.
HIMS U450. Healthcare Quality Management and Performance
Improvement (3) Database formats and structures, query techniques,
document classification, managing large data collections, statistical applications
in data management. Emphasis is placed on the discovery of methods
to capture data as an important institutional resource through efficient
management of databases and data repositories, and on the importance
of data collections that provide accurate outcome assessment. Prerequisite:
INFO U421 or consent of instructor.
HIMS U496. Special Topics (3) Study reflective of current issues/topics
related to the field of healthcare information management. Topics might
include (but are not limited to) emergent technology in healthcare settings
such as user interface design, expert system evolution, virtual environments,
soft computing/fuzzy logic applications, artificial intelligence.
Topics chosen for study in a given semester will be determined by the
sate of the science at the time of the offering. Prerequisite: Completion
of 12 hours HIMS courses.
HIMS U498. Practicum in Healthcare Information Management (3)
Supervised professional practice involving information management in a
healthcare organization. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the accredited
health information management application area.
HIMS U499. Senior Seminar in Health Information Management (3)
Capstone experience integrating knowledge of health information systems,
health information management, and health informatics (the combination
of health and information technology) and investigating current innovations
in these technologies in a healthcare setting with emphasis on research,
written, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Health
Informatics or consent of instructor.
HIST U101. Introduction to World History I (3) World history to 1500.
Using a global approach, emphasis is placed on major political, social,