Courses & Units

Health Information Systems CRH608

Introduction

This unit builds on your previous Data, Information and Knowledge studies. It is a detailed study of the development, implementation and maintenance of health care systems. The unit includes an exploration of systems theory as it applies to health information systems. It considers the life cycle of a health information system, including strategic and tactical information planning and project management and explores the impact on the organisation of each phase of the life cycle. It explores both technical (infrastructure, hardware & software, Standards & Codes) and people issues (education & skill development, changes to roles) which need to be resolved in the process of implementing a successful health information system. The unit also explores the role and impact of the informatics professional and the informatics/IT department within the health organisation.

Summary

Unit name Health Information Systems
Unit code CRH608
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Coordinator Doctor Joseph Crawford
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • identify appropriate implementation models and critical success factors for introducing an information system specific organisational context
  • develop an implementation plan for the proposed system, identifying an appropriate methodology
  • demonstrate understanding of technical and human issues that need to be considered when developing a health information system
  • distinguish between and discuss relevance of different types of evaluation
  • develop an evaluation strategy for an information systems project
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching

AssessmentPlan (50%)|Literature review (50%)
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Textbooks

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