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Health Informatics (BS)

Health Informatics (BS) Course Title Credit Hours
Information Systems Environment - Forty (40) credit hours are required as follows: 40
CIS 150 Intro to Computer Applications  
ACC 211 Accounting Principles I  
MGT 300 Management Theory & Practice  
ISC 245 Information Systems in Organizations  
ISC 272 Systems Architecture  
CIS 324 Database Design, Development and Management  
ISC 360 Information Systems Analysis and Design (W)  
ISC 462 Information Systems Strategy and Policy  
CIS 321 Data Communications and Networking  
ISC 475 Information Systems Project Management  
CIS 496 Internship- (0 Credit Hours)  
CIS 115 Beginning Programming  
CA 275 Small Group Communications  
EH 372 OR EH 373 Technical Writing (W) or Writing in the Professions (W)  
Core Courses - Twelve (12) credit hours are required as follows: 12
HI 300 Health Informatics Clinical Environment  
HI 410 Health Informatics  
HI 450 Health Date Security Compliance  
HI 455 Health Decision Support Systems  
Health Care Environment - Twenty-three (23) credit hours are required as follows:  23
BMD 210 or BLY 213 Infectious Disease in Health Care or Microbiology  
EMS 210 Medical Terminology  
NU 325 OR 390 Health Assessment or
Patient Assessment for Non Nurses
 

NU 327 OR EMS 200

Pathophysiological Basis of Nursing or
Human systems and Pathophysiology
 
EMS 401 Seminar in HP  
BMD 110 OR
BMD 114 OR
BMD 251
Introduction to A&P I
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
 
BMD 111 OR
BMD 115 OR
BMD 252

Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
 
Health Informatics Electives - electives must be approved by the
Health Informatics Coordinator
3
ISC 285 OR
ISC 464 OR
ITE 373

Intermediate Programming or
IS Security and Risk Management or
File Sys for Digital Forensics

 
Department of Information Systems and Technology Staff 
Professor, Information Systems Coordinator, and Department Chair Dr. Jeffrey P. Landry
Associate Professor, Health Informatics Program Coordinator Dr. Matt Campbell
Senior Instructor, Information Technology Degree Program Coordinator Mrs. Angela M. Clark

Department of Information Systems and Technology web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/soc/cist

Information Systems

Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of products, services, and management of organizations. The Information Systems discipline centers on the development of systems that will improve the performance of people in organizations. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making at all levels of management. Information Systems professionals must analyze the evolving role of information and organizational processes. Their work includes the design, implementation and maintenance of the information systems that form the backbone of today's global economy. Information Systems professionals distinguish themselves by integrating technology into business. Information Systems graduates pursue professional careers as application developers, database analysts, business analysts and into managerial positions. The combination of business, technical, and interpersonal skills are what recruiters demand of Information Systems professionals.

Health Informatics

Technology is revolutionizing the way that healthcare is delivered both in the United States and around the world. The Health Informatics discipline focuses on improving patient care and outcomes through the use of information systems. Health Informaticists accomplish this in three main ways: supporting the healthcare provider, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare organization, and empowering the patient to be more involved in their own care. Health Informatics graduates pursue professional careers with hospitals, large clinics, healthcare software vendors, and various state and federal agencies. The combination of healthcare, technical, and interpersonal skills allow HI graduates to enter these organization and be productive immediately without the additional training that other traditional technologists may require. Health Informatics is a rapidly growing field that provides graduates who save lives and impact society through the use of technology. 

Information Technology

Information technology professionals utilize state-of-the-art, computer-based tools to deliver today’s rapidly evolving computing technology to knowledge workers in widely diverse situations. The information technologist must be prepared to work in the complex network and World-Wide-Web environments to meet the needs of the end users in today’s organizations. These tasks require bringing solutions together using the different technologies developed by the computer engineers, computer scientists, and information scientists.