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Graduate Committee
Dr. Tammy Webster (Chair), Tanya Custer (Program Director), Dr. Karen Honeycutt, Dr. Victoria Kennel, and Kimberly Michael.

The Applied Health Informatics subplan provides healthcare professionals with an academic foundation in health informatics, focusing on preparing current and future healthcare professionals with the skills necessary to effectively apply health informatics in practice to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Students enrolling in the Applied Health Informatics subplan must successfully complete the four health informatics courses as listed below:

Core Courses (15 Credit Hours)
HDS 831MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE3
HDS 852DESIGN OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES3
HDS 860INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS 3
HSRA 872HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS3
HPTT 823LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
Total Credit Hours15
Capstone I & II (3 Credit Hours)
HDS 871INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PORTFOLIO 1
HDS 872DIGITAL PORTFOLIO CAPSTONE2
Total Credit Hours3
Required Applied Health Informatics Courses
HDS 861HEALTH DATA ANALYTICS 3
HDS 862HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
HDS 863HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY3
Total Credit Hours9
Electives (3 Credit Hours total)
HDS 815COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE3
HDS 823PRINCIPLES OF CRITICAL INQUIRY2
HDS 826HEALTH CARE ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING3
HDS 830SCANNING HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT3
HDS 850FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT3
HDS 851SYSTEM AND SOCIAL INFLUENCES IN QUALITY AND SAFETY3
HDS 853IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES3
HDS 873SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTHCARE1-4

 Total Credit hours:   30 credit Hours