HCI 550 Health Informatics Standards and Best Practices, 3 credits

This course examines the US and international standards environment, how standards organizations work, how standards are created and how these are used. Each student will select one of the major US standards organizations, and prepare and present a briefing on the organization and its standards. The role of the federal government will be reviewed. Students will participate in a debate often facing healthcare organizations on the merits of using informatics standards.

Prerequisite: HCI 500 and current enrollment in the MSHI program.