Health Systems Management


Health Systems Management-2023/2024

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6057Health Systems Management4
Students will be introduced to the main concepts of Health Systems Management including the collection, use and disclosure of health records in an evolving healthcare landscape and technology environment. The current health information issues, standards, trends structure and function of health care communities in general, and health care facilities specifically, will be examined. The implication of legislation on health systems management will be explored. Principles of communication, leadership, change management of quality data and information, while maintaining security of health information throughout its life cyle are addressed. The importance of professional ethics, legal and policy implications of health information systems privacy and confidentiality will be emphasized throughout the course.
INFO-6058Health Systems Environments3
The skills and ethical responsibilities of a health system management professional will be presented. Common industry health and e-health terminology will be introduced to integrate computational and managerial knowledge and experience with health related knowledge and experience. Assessment, implementation and evaluation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in a typical healthcare environment will be explored to advocate healthcare through information technology management practices.
INFO-6069Health Reporting Tools3
Health systems management relies on data analysis and reporting. This course focuses on the tools used to collect relevant data and to present its meaning through visual reports and interactive dashboards. Data will be extracted and manipulated using various tools and queries. Numerous statistical functions will be introduced.
INFO-6060The Electronic Patient Record4
Introduces students to the concepts and features of electronic health record (EHR) systems. Students will learn about the functionality of the EHR as it applies to health information management, health information technology and allied health. Students will gain an awareness of how the electronic health record supports efficiencies and accuracy with both inpatient and outpatient facilities and how EHRs contribute to the goals of increased patient safety, privacy and security.
HLTH-6050Canadian Healthcare System3
Focusing on the Canadian health care systems, topics include: history of healthcare in Canada; role of federal and provincial/territorial governments; government funding models; practitioners and practice settings; population health; health and the individual; law and ethics; and current and future issues.
ACAD-6002Graduate Success Strategies1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success for graduate students. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, and time management among other skills. The importance of Academic Integrity will be a main focus.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
INFO-6061Health Systems Environments 23
This course builds on the concepts and features of health systems environments. An emphasis on electronic health records in a variety of practice settings will be investigated. An emphasis on legislation, professional ethics, privacy and confidentiality will be highlighted throughout the course. Health information and health systems management concepts of ethics will be developed. Contents related to risk management, program controls with an emphasis on privacy impact/threat and risk assessment will be explored. Disaster planning and readiness concepts and principles will be explored. With a focus on health systems environment, clinical decision support principles will be used for analysis and discussions. Skills will be further developed in order to share information and produce documents and reports accurately and effectively in healthcare delivery and planning.
INFO-6082Health Information Coding4
Students will expand their knowledge of coding Electronic Health records by utilizing the principles and guidelines of ICD-10-CA/CCI. The importance of accuracy and consistency will be evaluated using case studies. Students will also explore the relationship between data collection and the classification system as it relates to decision making and resource allocation.
MGMT-6151Health Information Project Management4
This course introduces the essentials of the project management discipline, and prepares students to manage project teams, project schedules, budgets and quality requirements in a health information management capacity. Students learn the process of analyzing, creating and managing a functional project plan - specific to health information management.
INFO-6063Health Reporting4
In a health care setting, accessing, editing, analyzing and presenting data is fundamental to successful practice management, and provides persons involved in care decisions with general and person-specific information, intelligently filtered and organized. Using multiple tools, students will work with and present data. This will provide students with the opportunity to apply advanced features to analyse, summarize, protect and share data. The importance of professional ethics, privacy and confidentiality will be highlighted throughout the course.
MGMT-6181Organizational Decision Support4
Managerial decision-making on operational efficiencies and effectiveness requires effective decision support. This course integrates theory and practice with leadership, operational finance, and the utilization of quality tools to improve performance and population health outcomes. Students will become familiar with leadership and operational factors that affect planning, implementation, and decision-making.

Group 2
Take INFO-6064 or INNV-6001
INFO-6064Applied Health Systems Management4
This course is designed to give students a chance to apply their culminating applied skills and knowledge they have experienced throughout their health system management education to real-world situations using a variety of learning methods. Specifically this course will be focused on applied skills and knowledge to work within a health environment supporting information management related to administrative, financial and clinical system components. Emphasis will be placed on the communication and relationships between: patients, providers, systems and health information using various frameworks while maintaining ethical, professional, outcome-based thinking. Contents related to risk management, program controls with an emphasis on privacy impact/threat and risk assessment will be explored and assessed/evaluated. A comprehensive portfolio will be developed and produced by the students.
INNV-6001Innovation Applications4
Organizations and individuals need to be innovative to succeed in the complex and rapidly-changing global market place. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of innovation and how innovation applies to your discipline or field. Using this foundational knowledge, you will select and apply the novel and adaptive thinking processes and tools presented in the course to complete an innovative learning project in collaboration with other students. The project will be based on a real-world scenario involving an external live client identified in consultation with your professor, and you will interact directly with the client. The project may involve a multi-disciplinary approach. Throughout the course, novel and adaptive thinking skills and collaboration skills will be evaluated through self assessment and peer assessment. This course is designed to give students in graduate certificate programs the opportunity apply innovative thinking to a real-world problem presented by an external client.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program