University of Technology Sydney

92031 Fundamentals of Health Information and Records Management

6cp; 4 x 7hrs, workshops
Requisite(s): 92638c Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System
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This subject provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills to determine how health information is organised, managed, used, shared and acted on in order to deliver effective health outcomes. Students are introduced to the concepts of health information and health informatics, its management and importance. National and local data collections are reviewed. Electronic health records and computerised personal health records are investigated. Students gain exposure to a range of information systems used in different healthcare settings and experience the range of roles health information managers undertake via site visits and guest lectures. The core information management and informatics skills acquired from this subject enable health information management graduates to work effectively to manage and use health information as a strategic resource.

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Autumn session, City campus

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