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Information Systems Risk Management in Health Care




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course identifies and defines the types of risks that information systems professionals need to consider during the development and implementation of health care information systems. This course will survey remedies and prevention techniques available to address risk and security management. Health care organizational policies and current regulatory considerations will also be examined relative to development, implementation, and use of computer based information systems.



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Week 1 - Health Care IT Organizational Structure and Functions

  • Explain the types and levels of health care organizations.
  • Explain the role of Information Technology in facilitating interdisciplinary communication in a health care organization.
  • Explain the Information Technology organizational structures and functions for various types and levels of health care organizations.

Week 2 - Health Care IT Regulatory Guidelines

  • Explain the major regulatory requirements that have a direct effect on IT in a health care organization.
  • Explain how security and privacy laws affect the design and operation of IT systems in a health care organization.
  • Explain the role of IT in monitoring compliance with the organization’s risk management policies and plans.

Week 3 - Risk Identification and Management Planning

  • Describe the components of a risk management plan.
  • Analyze the steps in identifying risks in a health care IT project.

Week 4 - Risk Analysis

  • Explain techniques for quantitative risk analysis.
  • Explain techniques for qualitative risk analysis.
  • Analyze techniques for risk response planning.
  • Analyze techniques for risk monitoring planning.

Week 5 - Comprehensive Risk Management Plan

  • Develop a comprehensive risk management plan for an IT project within a health care organization.


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