University of Technology Sydney

96332 Fundamentals of Health Information Management

6cp; Online
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 92489 Foundations of Health Information Management



This subject is essential grounding for clinicians, managers and planners of health and social care services, who seek to better understand how health data are organised, managed, used, shared and acted on in order to deliver effective health outcomes. The subject aims to build core skills in new thinking in healthcare delivery by focusing on the way health information management, governance and infrastructure can support and enhance quality healthcare.

Using an information lifecycle approach, students consider health information from creation to destruction, and across the care continuum. Importantly, students are encouraged to critically reflect on their own and other’s perspectives of health data, and contemplate how competing demands for data necessitate balancing legislative requirements and patient’s rights to privacy, with the legitimate use of data for clinical, financial, administrative, research and public health purposes.

The subject focuses on current and emerging trends in health information management that derive from innovations in information technology and health informatics, from new ways of thinking about leadership and governance in health and social care services, and from government regulation and the quality and safety agenda. In doing so, the subject enables students to make connections to other subjects in the MHSM course and think about the relationship of health data and information to their role of as a manager.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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Access conditions

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