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NTC/425

Networking and Security in Health Information Systems

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Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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Course level: Upper Division

This course covers the concepts of health information security and networking. Content includes governmental regulations, data security, and working with Health Information Exchange (HIE) systems. Coursework explores contingency planning, network architecture, hardware, and system security concepts.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Outline the functions of all layers of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, including how they are interconnected and supported.
  • Examine the interplay between components of health information exchange standards, including Health Level Seven (HL7) and ISO Technical Committee 215 (TC215), for Health Information Technology (HIT) networks.
  • Assess current HIT networks for ISO OSI, HL7, and TC215 standards.
  • Recommend components of networking hardware that meet standards and support information exchange.

  • Incorporate industry and government security requirements into an HIT network design.
  • Explain the process and value of Electronic Health Records (EHR) certification.
  • Incorporate EHR and Personal Health Record (PHR) functional model expectations and related family profiles into an HIE network design.

  • Assess individual HIT systems within the network and determine intersystem communication requirements.
  • Incorporate standards (e.g., EHR certification, HL7, and TC215) to enable and maximize efficient communication between stakeholder and systems.
  • Incorporate standards to maximize data usability, including clinical decision support.

  • Compare and contrast enterprise architecture models with respect to EHR and other systems from single units, organizations, regions (RHIOS and HIEs), states, and Nationwide Healthcare Information Systems (NHIN).
  • Recommend an enterprise network architecture model appropriate for an organization’s needs and structure.
  • Create a network design based on a recommended network architecture model and the organization’s needs.

  • Implement privacy, confidentiality, and security standards into HIT system configurations and user-support conversations.
  • Incorporate privacy, confidentiality, and security regulatory standards when implementing and maintaining networks and HIE systems; including NHIN.
  • Assess the effects and root causes of health information network-induced errors.
  • Recommend health information network performance issue resolutions.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

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

Real-world instructors

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

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

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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