Spring Semester 2010
Healthcare Information Technology
Course Number 24216
Instructor: Ron Fuqua, Ph.D.
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 4 to 6 and Thursday by appointment
Class Meeting: Online – Orientation - January 11 at 7:00 p.m. in UC 267
This course is designed to provide a broad understanding needed by healthcare
managers of the critical role information technologies and systems play in
healthcare organizations. The focus is on the understanding of technologies
including hardware, applications, the Internet, E-Health, planning, project
management and the future of information technology in healthcare management
will also be mastered.
HCMG 3112 with a minimum US grade of C
And HCMG 3101 with a minimum US grade of C
Austin, C. & Boxerman, S. (2003). Information Systems for Healthcare
Management (6th Ed.). Chicago, IL: AUPHA, HAP.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
1. Understand general hardware distinctions in the realm of information
2. Relate software to the various applications of information technology in a
health care organization.
3. Describe the Internet in terms that demonstrate an understanding of its
history, development, and use in current IT operations.
4. Be aware of the future of E-health.
5. Understand the role of planning in effectively using information technology
for patient care.
6. Describe and apply project management concepts.
Grading Policy: Point Distribution:
90 – 100 A Course Progress 20
80 – 89 B Reading & Writing Journals 20
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70 – 79 C Course Project 20
60 – 69 D Class Assessments 20
Below 60 F Exams 20
Course progress is a reflection of education as progress in educing your abilities
into reality over time. As such, your progress is important. You will receive -5
points from the 20 total points for each late course requirement that exceeds one
All students are required to attend one of the following speakers in the Jim Wood
1. Raj Anand, President and CEO, Southern States, LLC – Sat. 9/12/09,
11:30am – 1:30pm (UC 272)---MBA Students
2. Jim McCaffrey, Chief Strategy Officer, Turner Broadcasting– Tues.
9/15/09, 11:30am – 12:30pm (UC 272)
3. Sally Sidwell, COO, Kaiser Permanente – Mon. 9/28/09, 11am – 12:00pm
4. Jerry Wilson Series, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Coke –
Mon. 10/5/09, 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Cont Ed Rm 101)
5. Frank McCloskey, Chief Diversity Officer, Georgia Power– Tues. 10/20/09,
6:30pm – 7:30pm (UC 272)
6. Michael Cotton, President, Wellcare – Wed. 11/4/09, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Reading and Writing Journals
Reading is a basic educational life tool. You are encouraged to read journal
articles from the field of study. Any article directly related to information
technology in health care is acceptable. You are required to select and read two
articles and to write a one page summary of each article. Each summary will be
worth 10 points. The articles may be submitted at any time before the scheduled
Course project is opportunity to demonstrate your ability to accomplish a bigger
task. The course project will be a PowerPoint file that demonstrates that you
have met the objectives of the course. You will receive 20 points for a completed
course project submitted on time. The penalty for late submission is -5 points per
Class assessments are a reflection of your learning for each class. Your scores
are cumulative to a total of 20 points. You will receive 2 points for every
assessment completed by Friday at 6 p.m. of the week of the assigned chapter.
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Assessments after chapter 9 are not assigned grades and are for your own
understanding and checking of your learning progress.
There will be two exams, a first exam covering chapters 1-6 and a final exam
covering chapters 7-14. Each exam is worth 10 points. Makeup exams are
determined individually but will be unlikely except for a personal emergency. You
are expected to take all exams at the time scheduled. In the case of a
documented emergency or illness, I may allow you to make up the exam within a
limited timeframe. An alternate test format may be used at my discretion.
This course adheres to the CSU Attendance Policy published in the CSU
Academic Catalog. You are expected to attend and participate in all scheduled
classes for the course. If your number of absences is more than twice the
number of class meetings per week, you may be assigned a failing grade for the
course. You are responsible for any information missed.
Code of Conduct
As a CSU student and as a student in this class, you are responsible for reading,
understanding, and abiding by the CSU Student Code of Conduct. The Student
Code of Conduct is included in the CSU Student Handbook and is available
online at http://adminservice s.clayton.edu/ studentaffairs/StudentHandbook/SCC2.pdf
Academic integrity is of paramount importance at Clayton State University. An
act of academic misconduct may seriously compromise the learning process
for the violator and for other students if it occurs without appropriate disciplinary
consequences. Academic misconduct is defined by the following regulations.
A. Giving or Receiving Unauthorized Assistance
No student will give or receive assistance not authorized by the
instructor in the preparation of any assignment, essay, laboratory
report, or examination to be submitted as a requirement for an academic
B. Acquiring Unauthorized Materials or Equipment
No student will take or attempt to take, steal or otherwise procure in an
unauthorized manner any material pertaining to the conduct of a class,
including but not limited to tests, examinations, laboratory equipment
and roll books.
C. Furnishing Unauthorized Exam Information or Materials
No student will sell, give, lend or otherwise furnish to anyone material
which can be shown to contain the questions or answers to any
examinations scheduled to be given at any subsequent date in any
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course of study offered by the University, without authorization from the
D. Unauthorized Use of Materials or Equipment
No student will make use of any materials, aids, tools, or devices not
specifically condoned by the instructor in preparing academic assignments
or while taking an examination.
E. Plagiarism and Misrepresentation of Work
No student will represent the work of others as his or her own. Themes,
essays, term papers, tests, presentations and other similar assignments
must be the work of the student submitting them. When direct
quotations are used, they must be indicated and when the ideas of
another are incorporated, they must be appropriately acknowledged.
F. Violating Standardized Testing Rules and Procedures
No student will give or receive assistance; take, steal or otherwise
procure any unauthorized materials; or otherwise commit an infraction
of the rules and procedures governing the administration of standardized
tests in either national or local testing programs.
G. Disruption of the Learning Environment
Behavior which disrupts the teaching–learning process during class
activities will not tolerated. A student who fails to respond to reasonable
faculty direction regarding classroom behavior and/or behavior
while participating in classroom activities may be dismissed from class.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations need to
register with Disability Services (DS) in order to obtain their accommodations.
You can contact them at 678-466-5445 or disabilityservice firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are
already registered with DS and are seeking accommodations for this course,
please make an appointment with your instructor to discuss your specific
accommodation needs for this course and give the instructor your
A pre-test and post-test will be administered for assessing the course in
accomplishing course objectives. These are not graded or used in determining
the grades of students. Students are required to complete the pre -tests and
This syllabus provides a general outline for the course. Changes in this course
outline may be necessary.
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Tentative Course Schedule- Chapter/Assignment
January 11– Introduction and Overview February 22 – Chapter 7 April 5 – Chapter 12
January 18 – MLK Day March 1 – Chapter 8 April12 – POWERPOINT
January 25 –Chapter 1-2 March 8 –Spring Break April 19 – Chapter 14
February 1 –Chapter 3-4 March 15 – Chapter 9 April 26 – Review
ARTICLE REVIEW 1 ARTICLE REVIEW 2
February 8 – Chapter 5-6 March 22 – Chapter 10 May 3 – FINAL EXAM
February 15 – MIDTERM EXAM March 29 – Chapter 11
Academic Calendar Spring 2010
January 11 First day of weekday classes
January 18 MLK holiday (no classes- Campus closed)
January 29 Last day to apply for summer 2010 graduation
Marc h 2010
Marc h 5 Midterm - last day to withdra w and receive a W
March 6-13 Spring break (no classes)
May 1 Last day of weekend classes
May 3 Last day of weekday classes
May 4-10 Final exams
May 8 Spring Commencement
May 12 All Faculty Grades Due (9am)