Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Certificate Informatics in Health Information Security

Individuals graduating from this program would be qualified to serve as institutional/organizational information privacy or security officers. Knowledge on how to maintain trust by ensuring the privacy and security of health information is an essential component of this program.

  1. Understanding Technology and Methodologies for processing data, information and knowledge in Health Care
    • Explain concepts of information and communication technologies.
    • Analyze network service management (i.e. DNS/DHCP, web, email, spam filtering, resource sharing, database, directory services and authentication), network communication and security (i.e. network devices, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and incident response/forensics), and administration (i.e. shell scripting, documentation/request management, policy and procedure management, data center considerations, and virtualization).
    • Implement standards and terminologies for maintaining privacy and security of protected health information.
  2. Information Literacy for Health Care
    • Determine the nature and extent of the privacy and security needed to protect health information.
    • Propose infrastructure needed to safeguard protected health information effectively and efficiently.
    • Evaluate administrative safeguards critically.
    • Evaluate technical safeguards critically.
    • Evaluate physical safeguards critically.
    • Access privacy and security regulations for health care information transactions including policy, procedures, guidelines, security architectures, risk assessments, disaster recovery, and business continuity; particular attention given to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
  3. Information Management
    • Verbalize the importance of health information exchange to health care outcomes.
    • Have knowledge of various types of health information exchange services.
    • Assure confidentiality of protected patient health information when using health information exchange.
    • Assure access control in the use of health information exchange.
    • Assure the security of health information exchange.
    • Possess the skills as outlined in supportive functions component of the HL7 model applicable to health information exchange.
    • Understand the principles upon which organizational and professional Health Information System for providers and consumers are based.