770 Health Care Information Systems and Outcome Management

This course focuses on information systems technology and its application for the improvement and transformation of patient-centered health care. The course prepares the student to become proficient at selecting and using technology for organizing, analyzing, managing, and evaluating information in nursing administration, education, research, and clinical practice settings. Content will explore use of 1) information and information technology systems to support: research for evidence-based practice; quality improvement and outcomes evaluation; management; education; and practice; 2) standards/principles for selecting and evaluating information systems; and 3) analysis of legal, ethical, and regulatory issues related to information systems and technology. Students will execute an evaluation plan of existing information management systems in his/her work setting. Prerequisites: Graduate Statistics or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.