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Data Management and Design in Health Administration




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Course level: Graduate

This course will explore the ways in which data provides the foundation for healthcare information systems. Topics include the concepts of information and knowledge, as well as systems operations, reporting mechanisms, data exchange, and data taxonomies.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Describe the types of data collected by a practice, hospital, payer, and government.
  • Explain the purpose of data collected by a practice, hospital, payer, and government.

Week 2

  • Differentiate between clinical and administrative systems for a practice, hospital, payer, and government.
  • Differentiate between data used for information and data used for knowledge.
  • Analyze the challenges of an EHR and CPOE.

Week 3

  • Explain how individual and aggregated patient data is exchanged across systems within the organization and to payers and governmental reporting bodies.
  • Compare uses for patient data and aggregate patient data.

Week 4

  • Describe processes used to collect quality outcome data.
  • Describe how data collections were previously collected and changes due to Meaningful Use mandates.

Week 5

  • Analyze the benefits of sharing data across the care continuum from primary care to post-acute care settings.
  • Describe how taxonomies are used to share data.

Week 6

  • Explain how data can suggest areas for process improvement and patient outcomes.
  • Provide examples of data and data sources.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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