HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT C

HIM5HMC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore the functions of health information and its underpinning technologies in the contexts of system and organisational governance for patient and client safety. The purpose of the subject is to develop students' understandings of the multi-level management and applications of health information for quality of care and service infrastructure: individual patient information as evidence of care provided; aggregated data measuring and describing the structure, processes and outcomes of care; documentation pertaining to diagnostic and therapeutic decisions and procedures; and coded data for review and monitoring of patient safety. There are case-based foci on digital health, health information and technology governance; the impacts of organisational, clinical and managerial information-related actions, systems and security on clinical risk and quality management; and healthcare accreditation information and system requirements.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass HIM2HMA and HIM3HMB or must be enrolled in HMHIM - Master of Health Information Management.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects HIM4HMC

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare and contrast the conceptual and practical issues surrounding health information quality and accountability in the contexts of mandatory and voluntary reporting, and corporate and clinical governance.

Activities:
Team-based oral presentation following collaborative research, face-to-face and online communication, analysis and interpretation, as applied to a case study (Enquiry).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Critical Thinking
Discipline Specific Competencies
Speaking

02. Critique relevant theoretical models for evaluating and improving patient and client care, service and safety and, in particular, their integration of health information and technologies to underpin contemporary healthcare governance.

Activities:
Individually researched, written assignment. Examination reflecting evidence of research, synthesis and written responses to case scenarios. Online Discussion Forum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline Specific Competencies
Ethical/ Social Responsibility

03. Appraise the contemporary literature on health information and systems for the purpose of informing the management of healthcare quality and safety.

Activities:
Researched, written individual assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking

04. Synthesise the specialised knowledge and skills required to manage departmental Health Information Service and facility-wide quality management, accreditation, and information systems governance functions.

Activities:
Examination reflecting evidence of individual research, synthesis and written responses to health information-based case scenarios. Formative in-class and online exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Discipline Specific Competencies
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical/ Social Responsibility

05. Interpret and critique the documenting, collecting, handling, analysing, reporting, and disseminating of health information for governance, quality and safety activities, and programs including critical performance tools such as adverse event and risk detection and reduction, audits, report cards, clinical indicators, and recording methodologies.

Activities:
Indivually researched, written assignment. Formative, in-class exercises involving a range of critical performance tools. Team-based oral presentation following collaborative exercise researching and designing consumer-focused quality tool (Enquiry).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

06. Adapt practical managerial and statistical tools, methods and strategies for monitoring, evaluating and improving health information, health information services, technology security, and patient and client care and service.

Activities:
Team-based oral presentation following collaborative research, face-to-face and online communication, analysis and interpretation, as applied to a case study (Enquiry). Examination reflecting evidence of individual research, synthesis and written responses to case scenarios.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork
Creative Problem-solving
Speaking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word individual assignment25 01, 02, 03, 04
one 20-min individual online quiz (equivalent to 350 words) 5 01, 02, 03
one 20-minute team presentation (equivalent to 750 words each) Students will work in groups and present a case study in an oral presentation with each student contributing 5 minutes.10 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2-hour written examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06