This unit will examine the fundamentals in healthcare information. The challenge for health information managers is understanding different ways information systems idenitfy the same concept. Health information management is ensuring shared standard ontology, coding through classifcations and terminologies are in place to allow stakeholders to access, analyse and monitor quality data to enhance decision making for patient care, health service planning, management and healthcare funding, within a safe and secure environment. Comprised of six modules, the unit will enable students to critically evaluate the theory and principles related to ontologies, terminologies, and classifications used in health. Futhermore, students will gain insight into how the classification systems are used in the health care sector and understand the advantages and disadvantages of these different systems. The unit will also explore how the health system utilise these ontologies for performance (e.g. casemix and funding) systems in Australia and internationally. Students will examine the theory and practice related to clinical classification, clinical terminologies, and ontology development. The concept of ethical behaviour is explored in relation to using classification data. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.
|Unit name||Health Ontologies, Terminologies, and Classifications|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Australian Institute of Health Service Management|
Dr Maria Agaliotis
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Critically evaluate the theory, principles and practice of ontologies, terminologies, and classifications in Australian and international healthcare services.
- Assess the role of clinical classification and Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) in the Australian and international healthcare system.
- Develop an ontology applicable to a healthcare service in Australia.
- Differentiate between terminologies and classifications.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour in the application of classification and terminology, applying corporate social responsibility.
|Band||Field of Education|
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