NURS 610. Health Information and Emerging Health Care Technologies. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits (3 credits lecture). Enrollment restricted to students admitted to a graduate program. Health informatics will be explored as an integral component of health care delivery. Focuses on building understanding of effective use and evaluation of health information technologies. Particular emphasis will be on informatics’ role in health care decision-making, access to care, patient safety and quality of care. Also emphasizes the use of health informatics as a component of patient care and for the improvement of quality and safety outcomes over time, leading to sustainable change. Additional focus on current and emerging technologies.