Student Learning Outcomes
Certificate Informatics in Health Information Security
Individuals graduating from this program would be qualified to serve as institutional/organizational information privacy or security officers. Knowledge on how to maintain trust by ensuring the privacy and security of health information is an essential component of this program.
- Understanding Technology and Methodologies for processing data, information and knowledge in Health Care
- Explain concepts of information and communication technologies.
- Analyze network service management (i.e. DNS/DHCP, web, email, spam filtering, resource sharing, database, directory services and authentication), network communication and security (i.e. network devices, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and incident response/forensics), and administration (i.e. shell scripting, documentation/request management, policy and procedure management, data center considerations, and virtualization).
- Implement standards and terminologies for maintaining privacy and security of protected health information.
- Information Literacy for Health Care
- Determine the nature and extent of the privacy and security needed to protect health information.
- Propose infrastructure needed to safeguard protected health information effectively and efficiently.
- Evaluate administrative safeguards critically.
- Evaluate technical safeguards critically.
- Evaluate physical safeguards critically.
- Access privacy and security regulations for health care information transactions including policy, procedures, guidelines, security architectures, risk assessments, disaster recovery, and business continuity; particular attention given to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
- Information Management
- Verbalize the importance of health information exchange to health care outcomes.
- Have knowledge of various types of health information exchange services.
- Assure confidentiality of protected patient health information when using health information exchange.
- Assure access control in the use of health information exchange.
- Assure the security of health information exchange.
- Possess the skills as outlined in supportive functions component of the HL7 model applicable to health information exchange.
- Understand the principles upon which organizational and professional Health Information System for providers and consumers are based.